Is Anyone Excited for Josh Brolin's Jonah Hex?
I came across an interesting update on Hero Complex today, where writer Geoff Boucher had relayed an enthusiastic response that Josh Brolin gave him on the red carpet at the Oscars. When asked about Jonah Hex, Brolin replied: "I feel great about it. I feel better than I thought I would be feeling… So things are going spectacular, really. I'm glad to see it." As he goes on to say, this is nearly the complete opposite feeling that Brolin had just last year, when he told MTV that the script was awful. This isn't much of an update, but I thought it'd be the perfect time to actually ask if anyone is even interested in Jonah Hex?
Boucher goes on to say at the end that he loved the Jonah Hex comics when he was a kid, and thus he's more excited than most. Hex first appeared in 1972 and was later restarted in 1985 and again in 2005, with a series currently on-going, but he's not a character that I hear too many people talk about. Maybe that's why it's ripe for a movie, but at the same time, and even with an impressive cast, hardly anyone I know really cares about this Jonah Hex movie. At first, I was interested because of Crank directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, but they have since been replaced by Horton Hears a Who! director Jimmy Hayward.
Hayward isn't exactly an exciting choice, but then again, who really knows what he'll do with live-action? But surely Josh Brolin and John Malkovich and the recently announced Megan Fox should've gotten a few people interested? Warner Brothers announced an August 6th, 2010 release date, which also makes me wonder if they're not so sure how this will do. So, how many of you are excited for Jonah Hex?