Jonah Hex Heads Back To LA For More Reshoots
Reshoots have become the new vampires in Hollywood. They're super cool and super annoying. In the good ol' days, a bad movie was a bad movie, and studios had no choice but to release them. Nowadays, studios can smell a stinker a mile away (well, a stinker that won't make them any money) and they immediately send the director, his/her actors, and their crew back to the drawing board. Warner Bros. and Legendary have already sent Jimmy Hayward back to that drawing board (along with director Francis Lawrence), but it seems as though they're not quite done fixing his movie.
According to Heat Vision, the ongoing reshoots for Jonah Hex are now being taken to Los Angeles. Jimmy Hayward, Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, and the rest of the cast and crew of the flick are heading to sunny LA for ten days of reshoots. This is likely in addition to previous reshoots that Hayward did with I Am Legend's Francine Lawrence (which we reported on here). While test screenings have yet to take place, the studio must have felt little confidence in their DC Comics adaptation. The reshoots are apparently being done to work on "story and action," including a 12-page addition to the script.
It seems hard to imagine a world where a movie with Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, and Megan Fox wouldn't at least be entertaining, but we have to remember that Hayward's experience so far merely includes a co-directing credit on Horton Hears a Who. It's quite possible that he couldn't get live-action right on the first try and needs some time to fill in the holes. Hex can't be written off completely yet, but reshoots are rarely a good sign.
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