Trailer Watch: Jonah Hex first official trailer

The comic book hits keep on a-coming as we get our first look at Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Megan Fox in Jonah Hex, via Trailer Addict.com who are also providing this synopsis:

Jonah Hex 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 Lila, whose life in a brothel has left her with scars of her own. 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. 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.

While it looks like it’s taking most of its inspiration from the Joe R. Lansdale comics rather than the earlier straight-western stories, I don’t have too many qualms about this so far. Probably my only major complaint is the change in origin of his facial scarring, but for the sake of the movie, I’m willing to overlook that. I’m just hoping they don’t go full Wild Wild West on us, because the potential is certainly there.

Jonah Hex hits theaters on June 18th, 2010.

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 17:47 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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