Josh Brolin Tells MTV ‘Jonah Hex’ Script ‘Awful…I Love It,’ As Directors Leave Project

FROM SPLASH PAGE: Sure, the years worth of behind-the-scenes drama surrounding “Watchmen” is an epic story in itself, but lately it seems as though an adaptation of DC Comics’ “Jonah Hex” is starting to give it a run for its money.

This morning, Variety broke the news that due to “creative differences,” Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have officially dropped out as directors for the in-early-development, big screen adaptation of “Jonah Hex” — DC’s resident post-apocalyptic, anti-hero cowboy. And while we could speculate all day as to what those “differences” were, the writing was on the wall when we spoke to Josh Brolin a few days ago, the actor who’s had an on-again, off-again attachment to the lead role of Hex.

“When I first read it I thought, oh my God it’s awful!” Brolin exclaimed to MTV News. “And then I had a moment a week later and I thought why is it awful? Maybe the thing to do is to do the most awful movie I can find.”

Read more of Josh Brolin’s thoughts about “Jonah Hex” at