Both Jonah Hex and The Last Airbender have found themselves being on the receiving end of both lousy reviews and terrible box office attendance recently, which makes me wonder: Do they provide a guide as to what not to do when adapting a property into a movie?
Jonah Hex fell 72% in its second weekend of release, pulling its total box office take to $9.2 million dollars – the second most unsuccessful movie of the year so far by a long way, and that’s not even taking its $35-50 million budget into account. But how badly does it hurt Warner Bros.?
The Jonah Hex movie trailer isn’t a myth! It’s an honest-to-goodness real thing that we’ll see Thursday night on Syfy. In case we’re not convinced, the cable channel has released a sneak peek — at 10 seconds, the emphasis is on “peek” — in which we glimpse some sort of flamethrower, horse-mounted Gatling guns, explosions and, of course, stars Josh Brolin, Megan Fox and John Malkovich.
Is Warner Bros’ western Jonah Hex in trouble? With less than two months before the movie is due to be released, audiences haven’t even seen a trailer for the Josh Brolin/Megan Fox comic book adaptation, and – according to an insider – that’s because the movie isn’t anywhere close to being completed yet.