For those of you who have been wondering what the newly single Megan Fox’s next career move will be, we have the answer. Currently, Megan is in final negotiations for a role in the Warner Bros. action Western Jonah Hex, based on the DC Comics character, set for release sometime in 2010.
Megan will play Leila, the gun-toting love interest of the scarred Wild West bounty hunter Jonah Hex, who will be played by Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin. John Malkovich has also signed on to the film and will play Turnbull, a voodoo practitioner working to raise an army of the dead in order to liberate the South. Jonah Hex will begin shooting this April, with Andrew Lazar and Akiva Goldsman producing. Filming locations have not yet been announced, but my guess is that parts of the movie will be filmed in New Orleans, LA. I hope so, anyway.
As if a movie with Megan in tight-fitting clothes, sweating and carrying a gun wasn’t enough, Fox is also getting her hands dirty working on the cinematic adaptation of the Fox Atomic comic book Fathom, written by the recently deceased artist Michael Turner. Turner’s comic follows a young woman named Aspen—assumedly Fox’s character—as she discovers that she is a member of a race of aquatic humanoids with the ability to control water.
A Lightstorm Entertainment project that fell between the cracks, producer Peter Sefran scooped up Fathom after it became the top-selling comic of the year. Fox, a fan of the comic since its 1998 debut (yes, boys, Megan Fox reads comic books), uncovered the project during her search to find Michael Turner in order to investigate the series’ rights availability.
Working with Fox and Sefran on the adaptation is Prince of Persia video game creator Jordan Mechner, who will be writing the script. Steven Bessen and Megan Fox’s ex-fiancée Brian Austin Green will produce in conjunction with Peter Sefran. Fox will also receive a production credit on the film and Michael Turner will be credited as exec producer.
Not getting enough Megan Fox? Make sure to catch this buxom brunette in her September 2009 release of the Diablo Cody horror comedy Jennifer’s Body, and don’t miss the return of Fox’s unforgettable girl-next-door Mikaela Banes in this summer’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.