Jonah Hex rides

Is the Western coming back in style? I'm not completely certain, but comic book properties are still plenty hot -- especially this week, when thousands of humans and other bipeds descend on San Diego for Comic Con (while the rest just read about it online).

DC Comics' Old West antihero JONAH HEX is getting ready to saddle up and slap leather at Warner Bros. The horrifically scarred ex-soldier will get the live-action treatment courtesy of CRANK demigods Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, who will inject the character with an overdose of adrenaline and have him running all over the frontier in assless chaps, maybe.

Hex, usually illustrated with no small resemblance to Clint Eastwood's famed outlaws, has seen numerous incarnations over his decades in print -- aside from standard Western tales, he's been tossed into post-apocalyptic times and had various supernatural experiences (such as fighting zombies and Lovecraftian creatures), which is the angle the Neveldine/Taylor team will reportedly tackle.
Extra Tidbit: Hex has made animated appearances on BATMAN and JUSTICE LEAGUE.



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