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Directors Leave Jonah Hex Adaptation

VARIETY reports that Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have left the planned JONAH HEX adaption of the DC Comics comicbook. Josh Brolin (W., MILK) is expected to star as the partly disfigured gunslinger and bounty hunter.

The duo, who wrote the script, departed as directors over "creative differences." Warner Bros. is looking to quickly fill the director's chair in order to keep Brolin and their intended spring start.

JONAH HEX includes producers Andrew Lazar (Mad Chance) and Akiva Goldsman (Weed Road). Neveldine and Taylor wrote and directed CRANK, starring Jason Statham. The duo are working on a 2009 sequel to CRANK.