There are less than two years left before the end of the decade, and we still haven't made every comic book into a movie yet. It's going to be really tough to hit our deadline, but we've got everyone doing overtime on this one, so I'm hopeful. And we've got an update on the Jonah Hex front: director Jimmy Hayward is diligently working on his adaptation of the comic no one has really heard of, and he's just added a Malkovich to the cast:
John Malkovich will square off against Josh Brolin in "Jonah Hex," the Warner Bros. adaptation of the DC Comics property that begins production in April.
Malkovich will play Turnbull, a wealthy Southern plantation owner whose son is killed by Union soldiers during the Civil War. He blames Hex, a former confederate soldier-turned-hardened bounty hunter and gunslinger. Jimmy Hayward ("Horton Hears a Who") is directing the script by "Crank" scribes Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.
Malkovich as a wealthy Southern plantation owner? I thought there was a law in place that all depictions of wealthy Southern plantation owners had to be obese, such that the moist Southern heat makes them sweat enough to necessitate constant handkerchief dabbing. Maybe I'm mixing up wealthy Southern plantation owners and charismatic Southern attorneys.
Malkovich, Brolin set for 'Hex' [Variety]