Crank directors ditch Jonah Hex

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, better known as the directors of Crank, have left the adaptation of DC Comics’ gunslinger title Jonah Hex.

The pair, who wrote the script and had been developing the movie, departed over what’s being described as “creative differences”.

No Country For Old Men star Josh Brolin is apparently still set to play Hex, according to Variety .


Producer Akiva Goldsman is now hunting around for a replacement director to shoot the tale of the badly disfigured anti-hero cowboy with a surly attitude and the sort of hard-knock life that would make most men weep.

How tough? Try having your face seared as punishment, then getting shot in cold blood and being stuffed and mounted. That tough. Doubt they’ll put that bit in the film, though.