Warner Bros. Hexes Megan Fox
Wed, 04 Mar 2009 13:06:58
Megan Fox is finalizing negotiations to star in Warner Bros.' Jonah Hex opposite recent Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin. Brolin is playing the titular DC Comics character, who is a scarred bounty hunter, in the action-western. Fox would play Leila, a gun-toting girl who is also a love interest for Hex. The movie begins shooting in April.
In a move that will further up her stock in the fanboy realm, Fox is also attached to star in Fathom, a comic book series written by recently deceased author Michael Turner. The story traces the life of Aspen Matthews, a young girl who is abandoned on a ship and eventually adopted by a military man. She eventually becomes a world class swimmer and marine biologist and learns she is a member of a race of aquatic humanoids with an uncanny knack for controlling water. Fox is reportedly a longtime fan of the comic, which bowed in 1998. Fox will develop and shape the film adaptation. Brian Austin Green is rumored to be producing the project, and Fox will also take a producer role on the film. Turner passed away last year, but the comic book continues to be published.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff