Josh Brolin's Jonah Hex movie now has another awesome actor joining its ranks. John Malkovich has joined the upcoming adaptation about the comic book cowboy and Confederate bounty hunter.
Not surprisingly, Malkovich will be playing antagonist Quentin Turnbull, who's also known as the man with the eagle-topped cane. Turnbull's son was one of Jonah Hex's military mates in the Civil War, but was killed by Union soldiers who pinned the murder on Jonah, saying he was traitor to the Confederacy. Revenge over his son's death is what sets Malkovitch's character after Hex.
The movie is still in pre-production but will be directed by Horton Hears A Who! helmer, Jimmy Hayward. Posted 02.16.09 by reelz
Jimmy Hayward, the director of animated movie and Dr. Seuss story Horton Hears a Who, will be entering the world of live-action movies with the comics/western Jonah Hex, about a confederate soldier turned bounty hunter.
This news comes only a few weeks after Crank creatives Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor had been attached as writers and co-directors, but then left the project over "creative differences."
Also attached in the title role is W star Josh Brolin.
The property comes out of DC Comics via Warner Bros., and will be put into production as early as March. Posted 01.06.09 by reelz
An obscure art-house movie called The Dark Knight, starring a pair of little-known actors named Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, arrives on DVD and Blu-ray today. Also debuting on DVD this week: The animated blockbuster Horton Hears a Who!, starring Jim Carrey as the titular elephant with microscopic friends; and Man on Wire, James Marsh's riveting documentary about acrobat Philippe Petit's 1974 attempt to perform a high-wire act between the World Trade Center's twin towers. Posted 12.09.08 by reelz
Vegas card-counting flick 21 took first place at the box office for the second week in a row with a $15.1 million tally, pulling off a minor upset over Leatherheads. The George Clooney football comedy earned a disappointing $13.5 million in its opening weekend, barely edging out third-place finisher Nim's Island's $13.3 million gross. The Dr. Seuss animated comedy Horton Hears a Who! placed fourth with $9.1 million, bringing its overall tally to a stellar $131 million. Rounding out the top five was the killer vine horror flick The Ruins, which earned $7.8 million in its underwhelming debut.
Source: boxofficemojo.com Posted 04.07.08 by reelz
Vegas card-counting flick 21 cashed in over the weekend, earning $23.7 million and unseating Horton Hears a Who! from the top spot at the box office. The Dr. Seuss animated flick still earned an impressive $17.4 million in its third week in release, well ahead of third-place finisher Superhero Movie's $9.5 million debut. Rounding out the top five were Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns and Drillbit Taylor, which earned $7.8 million and $5.8 million, respectively.
Source: boxofficemojo.com Posted 03.31.08 by reelz
Horton Hears a Who continued its impressive run over the weekend, taking the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row with a $25 million tally. Tyler Perry's romantic comedy Meet the Browns led all newcomers, earning $20 million in just over 2000 theaters and easily beating third place finisher Shutter. The Japanese horror import earned a paltry $10.7 million despite the presence of box office dynamo Joshua Jackson. The Judd Apatow-produced comedy teen Drillbit Taylor landed in the fourth spot with a disappointing $10.2 million take. Rounding out the top five was the caveman adventure 10,000 B.C., which earned $8.7 million in its third week in release.
Source: boxofficemojo.com Posted 03.24.08 by reelz
The Dr. Seuss-inspired animated family flick Horton Hears a Who! dominated the box office this weekend, easily grabbing the top spot with a $45.1 million tally. Caveman action/adventure 10,000 B.C. placed a distant second, earning $16.4 million in its second week of release. Placing third with an $8.6 take was the Posted 03.17.08 by reelz
Bloodsport ripoff MMA flick Never Back Down, followed by College Road Trip at $7.9 million. Rounding out the top five was the surprisingly resilient Vantage Point, which earned a respectable $5.4 million in its fourth week in release.
Horton's spectacular success can only mean that future Dr. Seuss flicks are on the horizon. But which of his stories should make the leap to the big screen? Here are some of our suggestions.
Would Horton Hears a Who! make Dr. Seuss proud? We were at the first showing of the new movie last night, and here's what the first fans say.
Next week we'll be at the first showing of Tyler Perry's latest, Meet the Browns. Posted 03.14.08 by Dack