Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Jonah Hex New Director
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on the newly appointed director for the anticipated comic adaptation of "Jonah Hex."
"Jimmy Hayward, who directed the animated 'Horton Hears a Who!' will make his live-action debut with 'Jonah Hex,' the Warner Bros. western based on the DC Comics character.
Josh Brolin is attached to star in the film, which previously had Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor ("Crank") on board as directors. The duo, who also wrote the script, bowed out over creative differences in November. The studio, which hopes to put the movie into production in March or April, went on a fast-track search, putting together a short list that included such names as Andy Fickman and McG before narrowing it down to Hayward.
The character of Hex, known for having the right side of his face disfigured and wearing a Confederate army uniform, was a rough-and-tumble gunslinger and part-time bounty hunter whose adventures always ended in blood. One incarnation of his comic book series saw the Western genre combined with supernatural elements, and it's this aspect that was featured in Neveldine and Taylor's script. The studio will likely keep the script, though it's expected that Hayward will put his stamp on it."
I am willing to see how Hayward, an animator, will do on a live-action film based on a comic. I wonder how much Hayward knows about Hex too.
What are your thoughts on this new director?
More news to come! Catch ya' later!