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Warner Bros. has released a picture of Josh Brolin as the scarred gunfighter/bounty hunter in the live-action “Jonah Hex”. Also, the film’s official plot synopsis has surfaced. Feel free to peruse both below. The film stars Brolin, Megan Fox, and is being directed by Jimmy Hayward, which is either the most brilliant hire of the century, or the most inane. The guy’s credits include the animated “Horton Hears a Who!” and a host of other, cutesy kiddie animated movies. And somehow that means he’s capable of directing a movie about a scarred bounty hunter in the Old West? I don’t know, sounds like a stretch to me, but hey, what do I know, I have ketchup stains on my keyboard. Or at least, I think those are ketchup stains. Ahem.
Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) is a scarred drifter and bounty hunter of last resort, a tough and stoic gunslinger who can track down anyone…and anything. Having survived death, Jonah’s violent history is steeped in myth and legend, and has left him with one foot in the natural world and one on the “other side.” His only human connection is with Leila (Megan Fox), whose life in a brothel has left her with scars of her own. But Jonah’s past is about to catch up with him when the U.S. military makes him an offer he can’t refuse: in exchange for his freedom from the warrants on his head, he must track down and stop the dangerous terrorist Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich). But Turnbull, who is gathering an army and preparing to unleash Hell, is also Jonah’s oldest enemy and will stop at nothing until Jonah is dead. Based on the legendary graphic novel, “Jonah Hex” is an epic adventure thriller about one man’s personal quest for redemption against the vast canvas of the battle between good and evil.
Cheer up, Jonah. At least a prostitute Megan Fox is your best bud.