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DCMoviesWarner Bros.

Jimmy Hayward, the director behind the animated Horton Hears a Who feature, has been selected to direct DC Comics’ Jonah Hex movie. This follows the exit of scriptwriters Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, who were previously scheduled to co-direct the film. The character of Hex, known for having the right side of his face disfigured and wearing a Confederate army uniform, was a rough-and-tumble gunslinger and part-time bounty hunter whose adventures always ended in blood. One incarnation of his comic book series saw the Western genre combined with supernatural elements, and it’s this aspect that was featured in Neveldine and

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DCMoviesWarner Bros.

Directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have bowed out as the directors of DC Comics/Warner Bros. movie Jonah Hex.  The only reason given to the trades was creative differences.  Still attached to play the title character is Goonies star Josh Brolin (I hear he’s done some other stuff, too).   The studio is scrambling to find a new director (pick me, pick me). Neveldine and Taylor were the minds behind the most awesome kick-ass high octane movie Crank.  Imagine if the directing duo would have stuck with the Hex and brought that same energy the film. via Variety

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