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If there is one thing that this year’s Comic-Con is seriously lacking is a reliable internet connection. With the proliferation of  of tech delaptops and internet enabled phones, the amount of people looking for that connection is growing larger and larger. And at an event like Comic-Con that brings 150,000 geeks together, the bandwidth isn’t available to accommodate the demand. I mention this because the following video blog was recorded on Friday morning, but I’ve only had a chance to upload it overnight.

After the Warner Bros panel, I recorded a video blog with Alex from FirstShowing, Vic from Screenrant, Dave and Eve from Geeks of Doom, and Dan Trachtenberg from the Totally Rad Show even makes a brief appearance. We talk about A Nightmare on Elm Street and Jonah Hex, both of which premiered footage during the panel. Watch the video after the jump.

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Warner Bros Announces Comic-Con Line-Up

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Warner Bros has officially announced the panels they will be presenting at the 2009 SAn Diego Comic-Con International. Films include The Final Destination, Where The Wild Things Are, The Book Of Eli, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Box, Jonah Hex, Sherlock Holmes, and Shorts. Full information after the jump.

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First Look: Josh Brolin as Jonah Hex

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Our first look at Josh Brolin in his Jonah Hex costume, not to mention make-up, has appeared on the Lainey Gossip blog. The main thrust of their story is some rather un-/Filmy jibber jabber about Brolin’s private life, but they decided to illustrate it with some Jonah Hex paparazzi shots from this last weekend’s shooting. Sample all three of the Brolin images after the jump, and don’t forget that there’s already been some snaps of Megan Fox in her rather… er… overt costume.

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First Look: Megan Fox in Jonah Hex

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Moviegrab has posted new photos of Megan Fox in costume on the set of Jonah Hex. Directed by former Pixar animator Jimmy Hayward, Jonah Hex tells the story of a former alcoholic and confederate soldier (Josh Brolin) turned supernatural loner and gunslinger. Click on the above image to enlarge or head on over to moviegrab for more. Thanks to /Film reader Patrick R for the tip.
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Megan Fox Cast in Jonah Hex and Fathom

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Megan Fox has been cast in Warner Bros’ adaptation of Jonah Hex and Fox Atomic’s adaptation of Fathom.

Directed by former Pixar animator Jimmy Hayward, Jonah Hex tells the story of a former alcoholic and confederate soldier (played by Josh Brolin) turned supernatural loner and gunslinger. The comic book was introduced in the 1970’s, created by writer John Albano and artist Tony DeZuniga, the character received his signature scar at the hands of Indians who placed a hot tomahawk to his face. His mother was a prostitute and his dad sold him into slavery. Fox will play Leila, Jonah’s beautiful gun-wielding love interest. John Malkovich plays the film’s villain, a voodoo practitioner who wants to raise an army of undead to liberate the South. The film is scheduled to begin production in April, with an announced release date of August 6th 2010.

And in Fathom, Fox plays a young woman named Aspen who was discovered at sea by a cruise ship, and later learns she is a member of a race of aquatic humanoids who possess the ability to control water. James Cameron was at one point developing a feature film based on the Top Cow comic (which totally makes sense considering the director’s obsession with the ocean), but now the project is being adapted by Jordan Mechner, the creator of the video game Prince of Persia (who also wrote an initial draft of the Jerry Bruckheimer produced film adaptation Sands of Time).

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Warner Bros has announced a bunch of new release dates, including dates for the following films: Green Lantern, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch, Jonah Hex, Christopher Nolan‘s Inception, Clash of the Titans and a new date for Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes. The big shocker is that Warner Bros has decided to go head to head with two of Marvel’s big comic book adaptations. So the question is — will you see the next film from Christopher Nolan or Thor? The final Harry Potter film or The Avengers?
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Variety have reported the casting of John Malkovich in Jimmy Hayward’s Jonah Hex. I’ve believed this was inevitable for some time now, and if you keep reading, I’ll show you why.

Malkovich will be playing Quentin Turnbull, probably the key recurring villain from the comics. According to the series’ storyline, Turbnull’s son Jeb was Jonah Hex’s best friend in the Confederate army but after Jeb was killed by Union soldiers who framed Hex as a turncoat, Turnbull senior swore vengeance and they became bitter enemies. I expect all of these events will figure in the film somehow – so we can probably also expect Jeb Turnbull casting at some point soon.

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Former Pixar Animator to Direct Jonah Hex

Crank directors Neveldine/Taylor left Warner Bros live-action adaptation of Jonah Hex over creative differences, leaving a gaping hole in the director’s chair. So who has Warner Bros found to replace the Crank madmen behind the camera?

Jimmy Hayward

You might be asking yourself who Jimmy Hayward is. I know I was when I read the announcement over on THR. Hayward was an animator on the early Pixar movies: Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monster’s Inc and Finding Nemo. He left Pixar to get his first shot in the director’s chair over at Blue Sky Studios, 20th Century Fox’s computer animation house. He directed 2008’s Horton Hears a Who! and did some additional direction on Robots.

Yes, that’s right – Jonah Hex will be Hayward’s live-action directorial debut. Warner Bros hopes to put the project into production in March or April, with Neveldine/Taylor’s screenplay, which begs the question — why did Neveldine/Taylor leave over “creative differences” if they’re using the same screenplay they wrote. I’m sure there is a lot more to the story. Josh Brolin is still attached to star.

Jonah Hex is a former alcoholic and confederate soldier turned supernatural loner and gunslinger. The comic book was introduced in the 1970’s, created by writer John Albano and artist Tony DeZuniga, the character received his signature scar at the hands of Indians who placed a hot tomahawk to his face. His mother was a prostitute and his dad sold him into slavery.

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