Does “Jonah Hex” even qualify as a horror movie? I don’t know, I’ve never read the comics, and the most I’ve ever seen of Hex was briefly during an episode of the animated Justice League TV show, where some superheroes got tossed into the past, and one of them ended up in the Wild West. I think. Previously, word had Thomas Jane trying to nab himself the role, and even going so far as to do a mock-up of what he would look like as Hex. But hey, maybe we can ask Josh Brolin about it, who word has it (and of course by “word” I mean someone with a website says it’s so) has “sealed” the deal to play the disfigured cowboy in a movie based on the D.C. comic book character of the same name.
Hollywood-Elsewhere has your movie casting rumor of the day:
I’m told that the deal is sealed for Josh Brolin to star in Jonah Hex, based on the graphic novel and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank, Game) and to be funded and released by Warner Bros. Brolin’s rep is not only denying this but claiming Brolin is “not attached,” but a voice is telling me to consider the word of a friend who tells me the deal was locked down last night.
Also according to H-E, the movie is supposed to be “sci-fi western with CG up the wazoo”.
More about the character courtesy of Wikipedia:
Jonah Hex is a fictional character, a Western comic book anti-hero created by writer John Albano and artist Tony DeZuniga and published by DC Comics. The right side of his face is horribly distinctly scarred. He was an officer for the Confederacy during the American Civil War, fought at Gettysburg and is normally shown wearing a tattered Confederate States Army jacket. Hex is surly and cynical, and is in many ways similar to Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name or The Outlaw Josey Wales.
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the boys behind the “Crank” films, the upcoming “Game”, and producers on “Pathology”, are in line to direct the big-budget western comic book flick.
Below: I’m guessing Jonah Hex doesn’t date much. I’m referring to the bloody ax, of course.