So here it is. The first official image of Josh Brolin as DC Comics' Jonah Hex. I have to say, he looks good in the part. You can check out the entire image here. I'm pretty excited about this film. I'm kind of bummed that they didn't take the 90's comic book supernatural story in the Old West route that was rumored a while back. Director Jimmy Hayward and Warner Bros went for a more genuine western vibe from what has been said as of late. That should definitely set it apart from other comic-based movie adaptations hitting the screens these days, which could be a very good thing. Also, you can check out the official plot synopsis below for the 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.
Jonah Hex was directed by Jimmy Hayward and stars Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and Michael Shannon.
The film comes out June 18th, 2010.