'Jonah Hex' Scheduled Re-Shoots!

Posted by No_Name_ (12593 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems like they may need to fill in the blanks...


While Jonah Hex won't be hitting theater's until well into 2010, it is still somewhat odd to have re-shoots so late into the year. That and the fact that the re-shoots are expected to run for approximately two weeks does seem like a bit much. According to a recent release from SpoilerTV, it seems that Jonah Hex will be doing it's re-shoots in addition to casting several new characters in the upcoming film. The report included a complete look at casting breakdowns:
 

[CASSIE] - wife of ‘Jonah Hex’ (Josh Brolin). Native American. Pretty, young, sexy.
[TRAVIS] - age 9 (to play younger)… Must be a match to Josh Brolin and Native American ‘Cassie’.
[JEB TURNBULL] - son of ‘Quentin Turnbull’ (John Malkovich). 30 - 35. Skinny, southern accent. Needs one or two days for prosthetics.
[PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON] - 50-60. Look alike, if possible.
[ADVISOR] - to President Johnson. Younger, 1870’s version of a “West Wing” character.
[DEAD GUY] - late 20s/30s. Scary looking.. May need a day for prosthetics/possible make-up.

Additionally, it also included a brief plot synopsis of what fans can expect in the upcoming film.

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.

What do you think of the film's synopsis, in general? Do you think that the story we can expect to see in the upcoming film is accurate to the characterization in the comics?
#1 Posted by drawme (423 posts) - - Show Bio

I never read the comics but that doesn´t sound too bad.

#2 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

sounds cool

#3 Posted by Moomin123 (2205 posts) - - Show Bio

This film looks cool. I wanna see it. 
I hope Turnbull does become a Necromancer like they originally planned.
#4 Posted by waruikumo (357 posts) - - Show Bio

Never read the Comics but, from what i read about the movie this is a perfect storm of awesomeness. 
 
They went for a sam raimi, real effect feel.  Where they could they used non CG, and used camera tricks to compensate for lack of Special Effects budget.  AMAZING.

#5 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3404 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking at that cast break down and reading the series synopsis. I can come to a possible conclusion. I believe they are filming a flashback scene.
 
It seems rather odd that the synopsis would say that Megan Fox's character, Leila, is Hex's only link to the living world if he had a wife and son. Which makes me believe they are dead in this movie. They might of tested a cut of the movie and realized that they needed to see the wife and son. Rather then talk about them in some form of exposition.

#6 Posted by TheSavageAssasin (2623 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Jonah Hex and so far so good!

#7 Posted by RavagingHamster (816 posts) - - Show Bio

sounds pretty cool. never heard of the comic before but the synopsis makes it sound very interesting.

#8 Posted by AngelFrost (2797 posts) - - Show Bio

I totally have a new perspective for Megan Fox after seeing Jennifers Body (: So it would be good to see her in this.

#9 Posted by wordchallenge (139 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds pretty ambitious. Hope that all makes it on screen. 

#10 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

The only stuff I know about Jonah Hex is what I have seen from the Batman and JLA Cartoons...but this sounds good...it will be interesting to see how they adapt a western comic book.
#11 Edited by NightFang (10250 posts) - - Show Bio

After reading the synopsis and casting list, I believe this movie will turn out better then I thought it would

#12 Posted by Bruce Vain (1781 posts) - - Show Bio
@FoxxFireArt said:
"Looking at that cast break down and reading the series synopsis. I can come to a possible conclusion. I believe they are filming a flashback scene.  "
That's what I'm thinking too.
#13 Posted by Benzo (619 posts) - - Show Bio

This film will be awesome!!!!! I can tell !!!!!

#14 Posted by 4Essence (152 posts) - - Show Bio


This looks and sounds so lame. really formulaic.  
DC needs to step their game up.    
#15 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds alright, need a trailer to better judge the film.

#16 Posted by SUPER-MAN 23 (2196 posts) - - Show Bio

Who is Megan Fox supposed to play again?

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