There is a rumor (yes, a rumor) that Jonah Hex MAY get it's release date pushed back. Ya know what? I'm getting damn tired of the sloppy reporting that is surrounding this film. Is it me or does everything released about this film just end up going totally primate feces after a day or two? Does this happen with every film & I just don't notice it because I'm not tracking them daily? Let's look at some of the crap being spread about this film:
- NY Mag reports that the film is going to be a disappointing blockbuster because of it's $150 mil budget. FACT: The original budget was $40 & got bumped up to $50.
- Report after report after report of zombies in the film. FACT: No zombies. This from the director and other good sources. Bloggers & reporters just cut & paste all kinds of crap.
- There were extensive reshoots (50+ plus pages cited in some instances). FACT: There is a difference between a reshoot and shooting additional footage. A reshoot is changing a storyline, additional footage is to expand the storyline. (Goldilocks going to the house of the three Orcs is a reshoot. Goldilocks going to the three bears house because she got lost chasing her puppy is additional footage.)
- An additional director was called in to take over. FACT: Francis Lawrence was called in as a consultant to Jimmy Hayward and didn't 'take over'.
Every day fills me with dread, every OTHER day puts back in a little bit of hope that the film might be good. Either way, the 'reporting' that blogs, twitter, and even regular print publications is doing, is damn near criminal in their negligence. Can June 18th get here fast enough?