Brolin says Jonah Hex is a joke
Brolin has been talking about the film he's been rumoured to be attached to, Jonah Hex, and from what he's saying he either doesn't think he's going to be in the film, doesn't want to be chosen for it, or he doesn't believe it's going to be made, for he's having a real go at it and Hex fans will be wondering what's going on.
Of course the project isn't smelling that good anyway with the news that the two writers/directors are off the project, although they were kind enough to leave their script behind.
With the film in this kind of flux you really do have to wonder what's going on if the man who's said to be the lead is saying things like:
“When I first read it, I thought, "Oh my God, it's awful!" And then I had a moment a week later, and I thought, "Why is it awful?" Maybe the thing to do is to do the most awful movie I can find.”
Now that doesn't sound good, okay he is talking about the first time he read the script, but still.
“It's so tongue-in-cheek. It's so ridiculous. But once I started putting people in my mind and saying, "What if I put [John] Malkovich in this role? Then what does this movie become? Now let's put this producer and director on it and think about how it plays out." Then it becomes fun. Now I love that movie. If you have a great filmmaker come in, then suddenly, these gags and characters become interesting.”
Well that's great, so when MTV asked him about what was happening now the directors were off he said:
“I don't know. It's all up in the air.”
Well then that previous comment is straight in the bin surely, and we're back to the awful and terrible comments aren't we?
It just doesn't sound like Josh Brolin has his heart in Jonah Hex, and perhaps he or the studio had something to do with the writers/directors leaving the project? He's hinting at the fact that it might be taking a “jokey” approach to the material, something that I don't imagine either Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine wanted Jonah Hex to go that way do you?