Jonah Hex plot revealed
What has me most surprised about the plot of Jonah Hex is how much it reads like a modern film, and how you could easily mistake the setting for a soldier just coming out of Iraq or Afghanistan. However it's not. Far from it. The setting is still the wild west, and Jonah Hex still an ex-confederate soldier.
The plot is interesting, although it doesn't really blow me away, the connotations of modernising the story are there, and they've raised some interesting points, the main one being would a modernisation actually work?
The plot for Jonah Hex is below, thanks to Omlete and JoBlo. Have a read of it without any preconceptions of what a Jonah Hex should be, just read it for the blurb of a new film and forget any images you've already seen.
”Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) is a scarred drifter and bounty hunter of last resort, a tough and stoic gunslinger who can track down anyone…and anything. Having survived death, Jonah’s violent history is steeped in myth and legend, and has left him with one foot in the natural world and one on the “other side.” His only human connection is with Leila (Megan Fox), whose life in a brothel has left her with scars of her own. But Jonah’s past is about to catch up with him when the U.S. military makes him an offer he can’t refuse: in exchange for his freedom from the warrants on his head, he must track down and stop the dangerous terrorist Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich). But Turnbull, who is gathering an army and preparing to unleash Hell, is also Jonah’s oldest enemy and will stop at nothing until Jonah is dead. Based on the legendary graphic novel, “Jonah Hex” is an epic adventure thriller about one man’s personal quest for redemption against the vast canvas of the battle between good and evil.”
Terrorists? U.S. military? Are we maybe being fed these wild west images while the real production has the film set in modern day with Hex coming out of a current war zone?
Although the blurb reads like that I'm actually joking, I don't think they really have changed it that much, I actually believe that the story could work out if it was modernised like that. Oh yes, fans of the original comic series might be against it, but I think the modernisation might be rather cool.
Oh how I wish they really were fooling us and we see the modern version of this, however I think the blurb's just written like that and we'll see a true to the source version that's going to be just as much fun.