Megan Fox to Star in 'Jonah Hex' and 'Fathom'

The actress goes from dealing with giant robots to the Old West and under the sea.
Megan Fox seems to be angling to set herself up as the Geek Queen of Hollywood, moving from staring roles in Transformers and Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen to two other comic adaptations - Warner Brother's Jonah Hex and Fox Atomic's Fathom. The Hollywood Reporter announced that Fox is starring and helping to develop Fathom, and is in the final stage of negotiations for Jonah Hex.

In Jonah Hex, Fox will take the role of Leila, a gun-wielding female bounty hunter and love interest to Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin). She will join Hex as they track down a voodoo practitioner (John Malkovich), who is trying to raise an army of zombies to liberate the South.

For Fathom, Fox will take the role of Aspen, the main character from the comic created by the recently deceased Michael Turner. In the comic and film, Aspen discovers that her affinity for water is due to her status as a member of a race of aquatic humanoids who have the ability to control water.

While the release of these two films is still a ways off, fans of Ms. Fox can see her this year in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, opening June 24, 2009 and in the Diablo Cody-directed Jennifer's Body, which opens September 18, 2009.

Jonah Hex was released June 18th, 2010 and stars Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Michael Fassbender, Will Arnett, John Gallagher Jr., Tom Wopat, Michael Shannon. The film is directed by Jimmy Hayward.



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  1. Shadow Of The Day

    Cool.

    5 years agoby @asifFlag

  2. Shinjiikari1984

    J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director, Hex is more a revenge story an undead hang em high

    5 years agoby @shinjiikari1984Flag

  3. The CryptKeeper

    Not much of a Megan Fox fan... won't see this, unless it looks cool by the trailer.

    5 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  4. Diaigma

    Awesome. I can TOTALLY see her in Fathom.

    5 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  5. thrashnasty190

    anticipating both films

    5 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  6. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    Hmmmm, both sound pretty interesting, but zombies trying to liberate the south, sounds to B-movie. Sounds like Jonah will get a limited release like War-Zone, i can't see it going mainstream commericial with a idea like that.
    It's like giving Romero a romance, it just doesn't go in my book and plus side if its rated NC-17, which is most probable, the the release will be limited.
    Also is it just me or do zombies seems to be returning to the big screen

    Fathom on the other hand could be interesting, this whole underwater trying to find who you are... or find a lost loved one seems to work, alla Little Mermaid & Finding Nemo are 2 prime examples, it could also have some spectacular cinematography.

    5 years agoby @chronicFlag

  7. justatadmatt

    diablo cody WROTE 'Jennifer's Body'.
    karyn kusama is directing it.

    script is definitely interesting. i give it two thumbs up.
    i'm excited for the film.

    5 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  8. Orionbolt

    I don't hate Micheal Turner. I've just never read a Fathom book.

    5 years agoby @orionboltFlag

  9. Err

    *only reason

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  10. Err

    megan fox is over-rated.
    the only she is famous is because she is hot.

    i prefer actresses with talent, or SOMETHING besides just nice aesthetics.

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  11. aeinhorn

    I'm sure that Megan Fox would be so thrilled to see that no one seems to have any opinion on her as an actress, but is instead talking about how good she'll look in each of her upcoming films.

    5 years agoby @aeinhornFlag

  12. ed_wood

    Johan Hex is the one I want to see, I don't know much about Fathom.

    5 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  13. Mmm_mmm

    ....All I read was

    In Jonah Hex, Fox will takejfadisajrimndewrfv hot body kdsafjruahgfadlkjh leather cowboy costume akdfjruaofhgakjruuura;kjdfg trying to raise kdjsafkjadf*grjjjrng

    For Fathom, Fox will takekjfaidfajr wgadfrriuaroagjnvb skin-tight dive suits aklfjafioajdf fox in water alk;djfaruiyhafjhfar aquatic humanoids akfjawrjk

    5 years agoby @mmm-mmmFlag

  14. The Kwisatz Haderach

    How can you not like Michael Turner, that guy was one hell of a gifted artist, may he Rest in Peace.
    Megan fox as Aspen you could watch the movie on mute and still enjoy it.

    5 years agoby @the-kwisatz-haderachFlag

  15. Orionbolt

    I'm not a fathom fan. But it could work out. I hate Micheal Turner won't be able to see it, but I'm not sure as megan Fox being Aspen. She's kinda boney.

    5 years agoby @orionboltFlag

  16. black-moon

    Oh no,i guess she will put clothes on,its about her being raised by humans on a ship and stuff...with powers...and i think she looks for her father i think.

    5 years agoby @black-moonFlag

  17. black-moon

    Jonah = I might watch it,sounds good.

    Fathom = If shes going to be in a bikini for the whole movie and looking sexy like that,I.WILL.SEE.IT.AND.I.WILL.LOVE.IT.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspen_Matthews

    The story line for the Comic sounds kinda boring..something about her finding her father or something.(Who cares! Megan and other women in hot clothes for about 1:30,[maybe longer]whats to get bored about??)

    5 years agoby @black-moonFlag

  18. Shelley

    I will wait for a trailer to make my decision.

    5 years agoby @shelleyFlag

  19. T.Clark

    Josh Brolin groping Megan Fox? lol That'll be something to see

    She definitely looks the part of Aspen

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  20. fsandoval60

    If she is angling herself for the "Geek Queen" they should take Wonder Woman out of developmental hell and cast her as Wonder Woman.

    5 years agoby @fsandoval60Flag

  21. Oli

    She should be good in Fathom.

    5 years agoby @reviloleeFlag

  22. the Narrator

    Jonah Hex... Can. Not. Wait.

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  23. SPetnAZ

    Megan Fox = Aspen? I can definately live with that. Should be pretty good. Looking forward to Jonah Hex.

    5 years agoby @spetnazFlag

  24. Raoul Duke

    Jonah Hex is gonna rule.

    5 years agoby @raoulduke33Flag