Today we have news that Warner Bros. actually intend to release a trailer for Jonah Hex, the D.C Comics Western starring Josh Brolin and Megan Fox, and considering the film will be released in less than 2 months it’s about time!
According to Vulture a trailer will finally make its debut in front of A Nightmare on Elm Street, which opens April 30th. Director Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!) also told them that the “trailer and film are looking great!”.
There were a few concerns over whether the film will suck or not in January when Warner Bros. assembled Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox and Michael Fassbender for a 10 day re-shoot period, with I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence acting as a ‘consultant’. Apparently the inclusion of new scenes was designed to fix certain problems with the movie and beef up the action a little so that it could compete with other big-budget movies.
However Vulture also spoke to Brent Hinds today, the guitarist and singer of heavy-metal band Mastodon which has been recording the film’s soundtrack, and his words weren’t very encouraging.
“What I’ve seen so far doesn’t seem to be finished to me,” says Hinds, adding, “I’d heard a little rumor: ‘This shit ain’t gonna be ready.’ But then again, Warner Bros. is such a f**king bastard. They’re like, ‘The shit comes out on the day it’s supposed to.’ But what do I know? I’m just the dude to whom they’re like, ‘Hey, play some crazy f**kin’ music!'”
The re-shoots, lack of marketing and Hinds’ comments all point towards a film that may be in some trouble. When the trailer hits we should be able to see whether it looks any good, and then we’ll have to see whether Jonah Hex will actually meet its June 18th release date.
“Hex” is based on the DC Comics comic book, a Western featuring a scarred-faced bounty hunter. The movie centers on the gunslinger enlisted to track down a former Confederate general who is raising an army of the undead and bent on liberating the South.