Jonah Hex reshoot details

Apparently Jonah Hex ’s new August release date is mostly responsible for the film’s upcoming reshoots.

Whereas the comic book adap was all set for a June 2010 release, execs at Warner Bros now see the film as a big summer blockbuster, and want to expand its scope to fit that mould.

With that in mind, Francis Lawrence, director of I Am Legend among others, has come onboard as a consultant, mostly to give first-time live-action director Jimmy Hayward a hand in honing his feature.

Ten days of shooting have been scheduled in order to film 12 additional pages of scripting, as well as general re-shoots to fix a few of the film’s niggles.

Not necessarily a bad thing, any of this. Just the way the cookie crumbles when a studio’s agenda changes. And we still think that Josh Brolin looks hella cool in that hat. We live in hope.

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