New Jonah Hex Trailer: It Could Still Really Suck, or It Could be Okay

But either way, this thing doesn’t look like it’s got greatness in it. Also, you gotta wonder what possessed Josh Brolin to decide he wanted to play a scarred cowboy bounty hunter in a movie based on a D.C. comic book. I don’t know, but he doesn’t strike me as the type who grew up reading comic books and have been dying to play one. I could be wrong, of course. Then again, anyone who knows Brolin’s filmography knows that this isn’t his first time playing a gunslinger — back in the early ’90s, he played a young Wild Bill Hickok on the TV show “The Young Riders”, so he’s not exactly new to the saddle, as it were. Still: Josh Brolin and Jonah Hex? Anyways, here’s a new trailer for the film, which is set to open next month, via the boys at IGN.

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.

Starring Megan Fox, Josh Brolin, Will Arnett, John Malkovich, Michael Shannon, Michael Fassbender, Brandi Coleman, Natacha Itzel, David Jensen, and directed by Jimmy Hayward.

Get hexed June 18, 2010.

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