This year, Johansson was the headliner, promoting Iron Man 2, but it was an appearance by Megan Fox which had the geeks talking after one fan approached the star during a Q&A to promote her new supernatural western Jonah Hex.
“My question is for Megan,” the man said. “I have a Sony HVR (video camera). It’s not a true HD, but it gives a pretty good image.
Anyway, my question is: I just graduated film school and I’m trying to help my career. I was wondering if you’d be interested in some kind of, like, celebrity sex tape?”
With that, a couple of security guards grabbed the fella and took him to an undisclosed location.
“Dude, I can’t wait to see what you look like in 30 minutes,” Fox’s co-star, Josh Brolin, quipped as the man was dragged away.
In the belly of the Comic-Con International beast, Josh Brolin came right out and said it: he doesn’t actually like comic books. ”I didn’t read comic books when I was a kid,” Brolin told a roomful of reporters. ”I read a lot of Ray Bradbury.”
Fresh from a Comic-Con International panel featuring clips from Warner Bros.’ forthcoming Jonah Hex movie, Brolin, who stars as the bitter D.C. Comics character, nonetheless said he was thrilled by fanboy response to the Hex teasers. ”No bullshit: to have 6800 people in a room react like that is pretty amazing. It was nice to feel the buzz in the audience.”
Tonight Fox showed off what is roughly the first fifteen minutes of Jennifer’s Body, and followed the presentation with a brief mini-press conference featuring star Megan Fox, director Karyn Kusama, writer Diablo Cody and producer Jason Reitman. The footage surprised me; I didn’t think much of the trailer, but really enjoyed the vibe that was given a chance to develop over these early sequences that set the film’s tone. I walked away thinking of Jennifer’s Body much as I did Drag Me To Hell last year: this could be a smart but (in some ways) old-school horror film created by people who love the form. Continue reading Comic-Con: 15 Minutes of Jennifer’s Body Screened
The world’s first look at Jonah Hex just screened in SDCC’s Hall H. Though it had the look and feel of a trailer, director Jimmy Hayward seemed to say that it was a special SDCC-only presentation. He also made the note that, while the film has some supernatural stylings, there’s no Voodoo king or army of the dead.
We’re told about Jonah Hex as we see him and someone asks how he got his scar. He says that he’s never told anyone the story, though we see a flash of him being branded. A voice tells us that, since then, he’s walked with one foot in life and one foot in death. Continue reading SDCC: The Jonah Hex Panel!