Francis Lawrence Consults On "Jonah Hex" Reshoots

1/14/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

"I Am Legend" director Francis Lawrence has come on board to consult on reshoots for Warners upcoming "Jonah Hex" film, reports Heat Vision Blog.

According to Heat Vision: Warner Bros. and Legendary are assembling Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox and Michael Fassbender for a roughly 10-day shoot in the Los Angeles area for the movie, beginning at month's end.

Although no test screenings have taken place, the studio has decided to work on story and action during the shoots, working in 12 pages of additional script mixed in with some reshoots.

"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.

Jimmy Hayward, who co-directed "Horton Hears a Who!" and who is making his live-action debut with the movie, remains in the director's chair. “I Am Legend” helmer Francis Lawrence, who was brought in last month to act as a consultant, will join him.

The arrangement here similar to the way Richard Donner came on to consult with reshoots of portions of "Wolverine," which Gavin Hood directed.

While re-shoots usually mean trouble for a production, I think in this case it isn’t so worrisome. Since no test screenings have taken place, the reason for the extra shooting seems to be adding more and not fixing what has been done already.

It's not presently clear if the reshoots will affect Hex's June 18 release date.

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