‘Jonah Hex’ writer wants to see an HBO Max series

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No conversation about the worst comic book adaptation to ever cast a shadow on the silver screen is complete without Jonah Hex, a critical and commercial disaster that turned out to be nothing short of awful, despite the potential of the premise, and the talent assembled on either side of the camera.

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the duo responsible for Jason Statham’s demented Crank duology, penned the script for Jimmy Hayward to make his live-action directorial debut. A revisionist Western with superhero and steampunk elements starring Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Michael Shannon, Will Arnett, Lance Reddick, and Michael Fassbender sounds awesome on paper, but Jonah Hex sucked big time.

However, comic book writer Jimmy Palmiotti has now attempted to rally the troops, calling out Warner Bros. and HBO Max in the hopes that a rebooted streaming series can be willed into existence, as you can see below.

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Jonah Hex was hacked apart in post-production, and it was still terrible even after being whittled down to a meager 81 minutes. Throw in a 12% Rotten Tomatoes score, along with an $11 million haul at the box office on a $47 million budget, and the movie’s place in infamy has been secured. That being said, we’d be lying if we said it doesn’t sound like an intriguing proposition for an HBO Max original.