As reported last month, Director Jimmy Hayward’s adaptation of the classic DC Comics Western hero, “Jonah Hex” is going back before the cameras for additional material.
Much of the cast, including Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Megan Fox, are returning to the Los Angeles area for a roughly 10-day shoot, beginning at month's end.
Although no test screenings have taken place, the studio has decided to work on story and action during the shoots, working in 12 pages of additional script mixed in with some re-shoots.
It was rumored that Francis Lawrence, director of "I Am Legend," would be taking over as director for the reshoots. But The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Hayward remains in the director's chair. Lawrence was brought in to act as a consultant and will only help with the reshoots (not take them over).
THR also cites rumors that the new scenes are intended to “fix certain problems with the movie” while also suggesting that the added budget is intended to help the film to compete with the other summer blockbuster films.
Do you think that adding new material will ultimately make “Jonah Hex” a stronger film? If they're adding in more Megan Fox, I don't think it will get any better. It could possibly get worse...But who knows? We have yet to even see a trailer for the film.
“Jonah Hex” is scheduled to be released on June 18, 2010.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Latino Review, MTV News