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Jonah Hex reshoots

12.10.2009

A bit of troubling news coming out of the JONAH HEX camp today. Warners is sending HEX back to the studio for some reshooting, and though this isn’t ALWAYS a cause for alarm, they’re bringing in HEX director Jimmy Hayward with I AM LEGEND’s Francis Lawrence to “consult” with him on the new footage. Uh oh.

The last time I heard about significant reshoots, it was during the post-production of WOLVERINE where Richard Donner came in to help Gavin Hood, and we all know how that turned out. Maybe this is just minor stuff, but this “consult” would indicate Warners is not happy with what’s currently been shot, and this is more than just technical difficulties.

The reshoots will take place over two weeks in January and are not expected to affect the release of the film. In the meantime, you might as well see if you qualify for any of these other roles apparently still yet to be cast:

[CASSIE] - wife of 'Jonah Hex' (Josh Brolin). Native American. Pretty, young, sexy.

[TRAVIS] - age 9 (to play younger)... Must be a match to Josh Brolin and Native American 'Cassie'.

[JEB TURNBULL] - son of 'Quentin Turnbull' (John Malkovich). 30 - 35. Skinny, southern accent. Needs one or two days for prosthetics.

[PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON] - 50-60. Look alike, if possible.

[ADVISOR] - to President Johnson. Younger, 1870's version of a "West Wing" character.

[DEAD GUY] - late 20s/30s. Scary looking.. May need a day for prosthetics/possible make-up.

I’m going out for “DEAD GUY” myself. Though people always have told me I look just like Andrew Johnson.

Extra Tidbit: And here Megan Fox thought she was done with that corset. If she stops eating now, she might be able to fit into it by January.

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1:30AM on 12/11/2009
If an article were written every time a production went back for re-shoots this whole site would be devoted to articles about re-shoots.
If an article were written every time a production went back for re-shoots this whole site would be devoted to articles about re-shoots.
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8:51PM on 12/10/2009

Whoa!

That corset makes her legs look disproportionately HUGE.
That corset makes her legs look disproportionately HUGE.
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7:32PM on 12/10/2009
As I said since Josh Brolin was signed, this movie is going to suuuuuuck!

And not in the good way.
As I said since Josh Brolin was signed, this movie is going to suuuuuuck!

And not in the good way.
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6:31PM on 12/10/2009

NOT a good sign!

A good, seasoned director KNOWS exactly what he/she needs and gets it the first time around. Only footage they may need after the initial shoot is insert shots and/or establishing shots, which even then they usually send the B crew out to get those.

This ISN'T a good sign. Keep telling urself it's normal but it ISN'T.

LOTR? They shot all three at the same time so that was a more complicated shoot than most. Of course they needed to go back for additional/alternate footage!
A good, seasoned director KNOWS exactly what he/she needs and gets it the first time around. Only footage they may need after the initial shoot is insert shots and/or establishing shots, which even then they usually send the B crew out to get those.

This ISN'T a good sign. Keep telling urself it's normal but it ISN'T.

LOTR? They shot all three at the same time so that was a more complicated shoot than most. Of course they needed to go back for additional/alternate footage!
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6:49PM on 12/10/2009
Actually, it's quite common, you just don't hear about it.

Most directors, even the experienced ones, wish they had this luxury, but often the studio won't allow them to shoot additional scenes (because of the cost involved), or there just isn't enough time in the schedule to allow it.

I'm not suggesting JONAH HEX isn't in trouble, it may well be. But the reality is that this is quite normal.

It happened on THE INCREDIBLE HULK as well, and that movie turned out fine.
Actually, it's quite common, you just don't hear about it.

Most directors, even the experienced ones, wish they had this luxury, but often the studio won't allow them to shoot additional scenes (because of the cost involved), or there just isn't enough time in the schedule to allow it.

I'm not suggesting JONAH HEX isn't in trouble, it may well be. But the reality is that this is quite normal.

It happened on THE INCREDIBLE HULK as well, and that movie turned out fine.
7:33PM on 12/10/2009
Actually The Incredible Hulk was the last in the franchise, and for a good reason......
Actually The Incredible Hulk was the last in the franchise, and for a good reason......
11:38PM on 12/10/2009
Back to the Future had to reshoot almost the entire movie because they changed the main actor. Turned out pretty good I think.
Back to the Future had to reshoot almost the entire movie because they changed the main actor. Turned out pretty good I think.
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4:53PM on 12/10/2009
yes, they are bringing in another director to consult because they are missing footage. sorry, you guys bury your head in the sand if you want, but the implications of bringing in another director are obvious, and it isn't because the original director simply needs extra footage for editing.
yes, they are bringing in another director to consult because they are missing footage. sorry, you guys bury your head in the sand if you want, but the implications of bringing in another director are obvious, and it isn't because the original director simply needs extra footage for editing.
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4:07PM on 12/10/2009

This is totally normal.

Many big budget films require reshoots at some point in the post-production process because only in editing does the director realise that he might be missing something he desperately needs within the narrative. It's a normal part of the filmmaking process. Look at all three LORD OF THE RINGS films as perfect examples of this.

Having said all that, Warner Bros. did hire the director of HORTON HEARS A WHO to direct their adaptation of a comic focusing on a horribly scarred antihero... so I
Many big budget films require reshoots at some point in the post-production process because only in editing does the director realise that he might be missing something he desperately needs within the narrative. It's a normal part of the filmmaking process. Look at all three LORD OF THE RINGS films as perfect examples of this.

Having said all that, Warner Bros. did hire the director of HORTON HEARS A WHO to direct their adaptation of a comic focusing on a horribly scarred antihero... so I wouldn't exactly be shocked if they were… surprised… by what he gave them.

I’m still really looking forward to seeing a trailer for this.
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1:38PM on 12/10/2009
I think I will audition for the role of Cassie just so I can play against type...I am not Native American, Pretty, Young or Sexy...or even female. I'm not an actor, so that will really stretch my acting ability.
I think I will audition for the role of Cassie just so I can play against type...I am not Native American, Pretty, Young or Sexy...or even female. I'm not an actor, so that will really stretch my acting ability.
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6:32PM on 12/10/2009
LOL! That was funny as hell. You just made my week.
LOL! That was funny as hell. You just made my week.
1:37PM on 12/10/2009

Megan Fox

I'm going to say this everytime I see Megan casted.

WHY WOULD YOU CAST HER??! She is only physically attractive, her acting is mediocre at best.

I still cringe everytime I hear her on Transformers2 "Sam death" scene.

ugh
I'm going to say this everytime I see Megan casted.

WHY WOULD YOU CAST HER??! She is only physically attractive, her acting is mediocre at best.

I still cringe everytime I hear her on Transformers2 "Sam death" scene.

ugh
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12:36PM on 12/10/2009

could be good news

i've read some very promising set reports, mentioning a creepy swamp location and good atmosphere...maybe they just want to make it bigger and more spectacular...i hope.
i've read some very promising set reports, mentioning a creepy swamp location and good atmosphere...maybe they just want to make it bigger and more spectacular...i hope.
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12:20PM on 12/10/2009

HAHAHAHA

Bet this wouldn't be happening if they had cast THE MAN,Thomas Jane.LoL...suckers
Bet this wouldn't be happening if they had cast THE MAN,Thomas Jane.LoL...suckers
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1:06PM on 12/10/2009
I would have loved to see Thomas Jane as the lead in this movie.
I would have loved to see Thomas Jane as the lead in this movie.
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