With the amount of coverage we’ve given Jonah Hex over the past few months (my set report and on set interviews with Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, and Director Jimmy Hayward), I’d like to think you know what the movie is about and who’s in it. But for the three people that don’t, watch these movie clips and read the synopsis.
Anyway, the other day I got to sit down with Josh Brolin for a new interview and it turned out great as Brolin is super cool and willing to talk about anything. During interview he talked about why he wanted to play Jonah Hex, what the past year has been like for him as he’s been working nonstop on films like Wall Street 2, Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, the Coen Brothers True Grit, and he even told me why he wanted to be in Men in Black 3. It’s really a great interview so check it out after the jump:
Usually press conferences suck. They’re almost always a waste of time. After all, when you’ve got a group of actors and filmmakers sharing a stage, you can never get a good rhythm going with any one person because as soon as they answer a question, it’s the next persons turn. This is why I’m happy to report the press conference for Jonah Hex was awesome. Unlike some that can be boring and filled with safe answers, Josh Brolin and Megan Fox were really open and honest about everything. Also, I never knew Brolin could be so funny, as he had the room laughing many times. And on top of that, Megan Fox quoted The Lord of the Rings message boards when answering if she felt the freedom to take liberties with her character as opposed to staying true to the comic books. My jaw hit the ground as she said:
“I go on to Lord of the Rings forums, because I’m a fan, and they’ll complain that Frodo was eating the Lambis bread outside of Mordor instead of the mines of Moria, and they get really mad. I think you have to take some kind of liberties to make it into a live action film, or it wouldn’t work.”
Um…wow. So if you’d like to read or listen to an awesome press conference with Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, Director Jimmy Hayward and Producer Andrew Lazar about making Jonah Hex, hit the jump!
With a June 18 release date fast approaching, Warner Bros. has released a second trailer for Jonah Hex. While the first trailer focused on the story of Jonah Hex, the second trailer is all about selling the action and letting you know the film has a supernatural element. And you know what…it works. While I agreed with Matt’s assessment that the first trailer was all over the place, by not trying to do too much in the second trailer, I think more will be interested in the film.
For more on Jonah Hex…here’s my set report and on set interviews with Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Director Jimmy Hayward and a ton of images. Hit the jump for the new trailer.
When I was invited to visit the set of Jonah Hex last year, I’ll admit the first thing that excited me was the chance to talk to John Malkovich. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a huge fan of his work, so getting the chance to ask him a few questions about playing Turnbull (the villain of Jonan Hex) was a real thrill. And while you might think because of the intense characters Malkovich plays on screen that his personality might be in some way similar, I can report he’s as calm and relaxed as anyone I’ve ever met. But the same couldn’t be said for all the visiting journalists, as I could tell we were all a bit nervous asking him questions.
Thankfully, whatever he was game to talk about anything, and during our on set interview he told us why he wanted to get involved, how he created his character, the makeup process, was he a fan of the genre, his rehearsal process, and so much more. If you’re a fan of this great actor, you’ll love getting the chance to either read or listen to what he had to say:
When you think of a movie studio that’s loaded with talent and ripe for the picking, you think Pixar. After all, the studio that only makes awesome movies is a hot bed of talent and tons of animators and behind the scenes people have made the transition to being a director or a screenwriter. So when Jimmy Hayward was named director of Jonah Hex, while some of us might have been surprised, most were willing to take a chance on the first time live-action director.
And when I was on the set of Jonah Hex almost a year ago today, I felt that Jimmy Hayward was cool and comfortable behind the camera and he had a clear vision for what he wanted to see on screen. While on set he talked about going for the PG-13 rating, how he got the job, his influences for Jonah Hex, shooting scope, casting Megan Fox and John Malkovich, and so much more. It’s a great on set interview that you can read or listen to after the jump:
To help prepare for a ton of Jonah Hex movie articles that are coming Thursday morning, I screen grabbed 36 high-resolution images from the recently released trailer. While you may have already watched the trailer, I’m pretty sure you missed a bunch of stuff if you only saw it once. I was very surprised how many cool images I was able to grab from it. Hit the jump to look them over and check back Thursday morning for a ton of Hex coverage:
The trailer for Jonah Hex has gone online and I don’t think it’s going to remove any of the doubts raised by the 11th-hour marketing. The footage I saw of the film at last year’s Comic-Con was very simple and very bad-ass: Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) kills everyone. His line in the trailer about his enemies needing eight coffins instead of five isn’t going to get that idea across (of course, this is provided the final cut of the film still holds to Hex-Murders-the-World).
But the biggest problem is that this trailer is all over the place. It’s a vengeance story in the old west but Hex also has superpowers and everybody wants to fight him for some reason. The weapons look cool, but on the whole the trailer seems like it’s trying too hard.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer along with the official synopsis. Jonah Hex hits theaters on June 18th.
With Warner Bros. Jonah Hex movie getting released June 18, the studio has finally ramped up their marketing campaign with a new poster and the first trailer. While the trailer won’t be online till Thursday night, we posted a ten second preview yesterday. But while you wait for the trailer, the studio has given us the poster and you can take check it out after the jump.
While the new poster is supposed to get everyone excited, I’m actually not that impressed. I prefer the one they released at Comic-Con as it was simple and looked cool. The new one seems way too crowded and you’re not sure where to look. Perhaps character posters are coming. Let’s hope so.
About two weeks ago we broke the news the first trailer for director Jimmy Hayward’s (Horton Hears a Who) Jonah Hex would premiere on the Syfy channel the night of April 29th. It seems our story has been confirmed as Syfy has aired a promo for the premiere of the trailer and it includes the very first footage from Jonah Hex! Yes, you can finally see real footage of Josh Brolin, Megan Fox and John Malkovich!
Rather than have me waste time giving you my impressions on a few seconds of footage, hit the jump and check it out for yourself. And if you’re going to see A Nightmare on Elm Street this weekend, the trailer will play before the movie. Look for an online version either this Thursday or Friday.
According to our sources and contrary to current reports, Jonah Hex will hit theaters on June 18th. We’ve also learned that the trailer will debut on the SyFy channel the night of April 29th. The trailer will then be available online later that night or sometime soon after. We can also confirm that the trailer will be attached to A Nightmare on Elm Street, which hits theaters the following day. Finally, a new poster for Hex will debut around the same time as the trailer. The poster that’s currently online was made specifically for last year’s San Diego Comic-Con and is not an official poster.
We bring you these clarifications because Vulture reported yesterday that Brent Hinds, the guitarist and singer of the heavy-metal band Mastodon, which has been recording and rerecording the film’s soundtrack, said “What I’ve seen so far doesn’t seem to be finished to me. I’d heard a little rumor: ‘This shit ain’t gonna be ready.’”
Jonah Hex is directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who) and stars Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, and John Malkovich. Hit the jump for a brief history on the film’s production, the official synopsis, and a look at the Comic-Con poster.
Due to the number of video interviews I still have to post from Comic-Con, I’ve decided to start grouping some of them together or I’ll be posting them for months. Saying that, I’m going to group them by movie, and in this batch it’s all “Jonah Hex” related.
So after the jump you can see Megan Fox, Michael Fassbender, and director Jimmy Hayward talk about making “Jonah Hex”, being at Comic-Con, and why is the comic book genre so popular. Take a look: