Two weeks of reshoots and/or additional shooting will take place for Jonah Hex at the beginning of the year, and a set of casting call notes has gone out describing the characters involved. There are a few significant ones: Jeb Turnbull, son of John Malkovich‘s primary villain, and Cassie, Hex’s wife. Casting these characters implies that a couple of sequences will be shot that are flashbacks to Hex’s past.
Cassie is mentioned but not seen in earlier drafts of the script. One draft I read had an extensive flashback featuring Jeb Turnbull, with a couple of big scenes, so the quick either/or supposition is that either that sequence wasn’t shot, or was extensively changed at the time and is now being reworked again. The former seems more likely. President Andrew Johnson is also being cast. That flashback was set in 1862, too early for him to be President (he took office in 1865) so there could be more than just the flashback to shoot. Also, I’m not sure how many drafts of Hex exist after the one I read, so don’t think any of this is set in stone. [SpoilerTV]
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What appears to be the first official image of Jonah Hex is now with us… and it looks quite a bit like a costume or makeup test. Amusingly, it shows off Hex’s mussed-up face rather well, but hides his eyes under his hat brim. This is not the standard tease for things like this. Check it out after the break.
Jonah Hex is the first live action film to be directed by Jimmy Hayward, a one time Pixar animator who was later responsible for Blue Sky’s Horton Hears a Who. It seems that he was virtually hand picked for the job by the star, Josh Brolin. Read More »
Months ago I ran into Brent Hinds, guitarist for Mastodon, who mentioned that he’d just shot a cameo for the new John Malkovich movie, and that the band would be doing some music for it. That had to be Jonah Hex, but I wasn’t able to get any more details. Soon enough AICN got wind of Mastodon’s score for the film, but no further info. Now some other enterprising Atlanta boys have talked to the band and got the scoop on what we can expect to hear in the film. And I’m more excited than I expected to be, as the band says that in part, the music resembles Neil Young’s score for Dead Man! Read More »
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (featured right to left above, respectively) first made a name for themselves in 2006 with their adrenaline-rush of an indie action flick, the low-budget Crank. Three years later, they solidified their reputation as unstoppable forces of pure insanity with its sequel, Crank: High Voltage. Today though, they bring us their first non-Crank-related directorial effort, the Gerard Butler vehicle Gamer, which also co-stars Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall.
I had a chance to chat with Neveldine/Taylor (as they’re so often credited in their films) a couple of months back at Comic-Con, which they were at to promote their latest helping of blood-splattered delirium.
You can read the full exclusive interview with Neveldine and Taylor after the jump.
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Warner Bros has sent us high resolution digital files of some of the new posters and photos which premiered last week during Comic-Con. After the jump you will find the poster for the big screen supernatural comic adaptation Jonah Hex, the teaser poster for Platinum Dunes’ A Nightmare on Elm Street and the first teaser photo of Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger. Above is a cropped version of said photo, with the brightness and contrast shifted to give you a better look at Freddy’s new make-up.
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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 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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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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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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