Megan Fox Cast in Both Jonah Hex and Fathom Adaptation
by Alex Billington
March 4, 2009
Whether you like her or not, Megan Fox is unqestionably one of the most well-known young actresses in Hollywood. She's appearing in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Jennifer's Body this year, but what's next for the 22-year-old actress? Fox has signed on to star in Jonah Hex alongside of Josh Brolin and John Malkovich in Warner Brothers' adaptation of the DC Comics series. But that's not her only comic book movie role! Fox has also signed on to star and develop a feature adaptation of Fathom, the comic book series from artist Michael Turner that was the inspiration for his publisher - Aspen Comics.
In Jonah Hex, Fox will play Leila, a gun-wielding beauty and love interest of Hex, a disfigured bounty hunter who is tracking down a voodoo practitioner that wants to raise an army of undead to liberate the South. Jimmy Hayward will direct that adaptation starting in April for a August 6th, 2010 release. In Fathom, Fox will play the lead character Aspen, who learns she is a member of a race of aquatic humanoids who possess the ability to control water. That adaptation is being written by Jordan Mechner, the creator of the Prince of Persia video game who just got a start writing screenplays with the Prince of Persia movie.
I'm one of those guys that is not only attracted to Megan Fox, but I don't mind that she's not a great actress. Believe it or not, I actually enjoy seeing her on the big screen, and loved her in Transformers, although I decided to skip How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. Both of these adaptation sound awesome and I'm happy to see Megan Fox join them. I don't know enough about Fathom to say I'm too excited for it yet, but I've been looking forward to Jonah Hex since it was first announced. It should be great seeing her in both. Here's to hoping she continues to up the ante and improve her acting as time goes on. Thoughts?