... Jimmy Hayward! Oh, so that name doesn't ring a bell for you huh. Me either, but to bring in a little bit of clarity the guy most recently directed the CGI animated movie 'Horton Hears a Who!' Jonah Hex will be his first live action film. Hex is based on the DC comics character and will be developed at Warner Bros.
This is an interesting directing choice. He must have brought some good ideas to the table. I tried watching Horton Hears a Who but I couldn't get through it. It just didn't grab my attention. THR reports:
Josh Brolin is attached to star in the film, which previously had Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor ("Crank") on board as directors. The duo, who also wrote the script, bowed out over creative differences in November. The studio, which hopes to put the movie into production in March or April, went on a fast-track search, putting together a short list that included such names as Andy Fickman and McG before narrowing it down to Hayward.
It's good to know Josh Brolin is still attached to the project, that really ups the films value. Out of all the directors this film could have had I am glad it went to Jimmy Hayward. It is nice to see any big studio give a new director a real chance at something. You never know, they could end up being pretty talented.
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 Taylor's script. The studio will likely keep the script, though it's expected that Hayward will put his stamp on it.
I hope the movie turns out well. What do you think?