Ever since we first started covering the live action version of Jonah Hex, it’s been a little unclear as to exactly how many genre elements had been written into the script. But now some clarification has come down courtesy of Jimmy Palmiotti, one of the co-writers of the original DC Comics series on which the film is based.
MTV spoke with Palmiotti following one of the writer/artist’s visits to the set, and he had some reassuring words for fans of the comics:
“Everyone was so nice and up-to-date on the books, so much so that in the film the art director used a lot of our books to set up the scenes,” Palmiotti revealed. “The cover of the comic with Jonah on the cross — the cover by Jordi Bernet — that’s one of the scenes in the movie.”
Not so heartening for horror fans was this bit: While some early reports pegged [John] Malkovich’s character as a voodoo practitioner, Palmiotti’s comments indicate that the movie isn’t gunning for a supernatural angle. “A lot of press about the movie has been odd — rumors that there were zombies in it and this and that — and none of that is true,” he insisted. “It’s a really straightforward Western with some wild stuff thrown in.”
Oh well … at least we still have Megan Fox as a prostitute to look forward to! Jonah Hex hits theatres on August 10, 2010.
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