Jonah Hex Motion Comics
Press Release from Warner Premiere
Burbank, Calif., April 29, 2010 – Warner Premiere’s eighth Motion Comics series Jonah Hex (Rated: TV Mature), which blends the ferocity of the Old West with elements of the supernatural, comes to life today. Based on the comic book written by John Albano, drawn by artist Tony DeZuniga, and published by DC Comics, Jonah Hex Motion Comics takes viewers back to a time when greed, lust and lawlessness ruled the land. Jonah Hex Motion Comics are being created by the award-winning studio Sequence Post that previously created the Batman: Black & White Motion Comics series. Jonah Hex Motion Comics are now available on the iTunes Store (http://bit.ly/dAduix
) and other online digital distributors (http://amzn.to/abP64X
). The Jonah Hex comic also inspired the upcoming motion picture of the same name from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, coming to theaters nationwide on June 18, 2010.
“Warner Premiere Motion Comics are taking the casual comic book fan deeper into the pages of these amazing stories and giving fans a new way to experience timeless comic books and graphic novels,” said Eva Davis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Warner Premiere. “Jonah Hex Motion Comics are a great way for fans to prime themselves for the upcoming theatrical release. The voice acting by Jim Cummings and the rich artwork by Sequence Studio will really make fans feel like they’re in the heat of battle with Jonah.”
Jonah Hex Motion Comics is an all-new collection of archival comics featuring Jonah Hex, the ruthless bounty hunter with a conscience. Now three of his legendary stories have been brought to life, page-by-page, and told in seven extraordinary episodes. The first five episodes are adapted from the graphic novel Two Gun Mojo, telling the action-packed story of Jonah Hex seeking justice and revenge against Doc Williams and his gang when a friend is murdered. The Gunfighter and The Hangin’ Woman are two additional stories from the popular 1970’s comic series featuring the notorious gunslinger, re-colored and animated for the first time.
Jim Cummings, the versatile voice actor known for his many roles in animated productions takes on the voice of Jonah Hex, the no-holds-barred, rough gunslinger. Other characters are voiced by Steve Blum, Bill Farmer, Maurice LaMarche, Lani Manella, Colleen O'Shaughnessey and Mick Wingert.
Jonah Hex Motion Comics will be cross-promoted with the Jonah Hex theatrical release in theaters on June 18. Availability of The Motion Comics will be called out on theatrical one-sheets in over 3,000 movie theaters, on the official theatrical website and an exclusive sneak peek will be featured prominently on the packaging for the NECA Jonah Hex action figures for sale at Toys R Us and other specialty retailers.
Jonah Hex Motion Comics are now available on iTunes, Amazon Video on Demand, Xbox Live / Zune Market Place and the PlayStation Network on a per episode basis or via a season pass subscription which delivers episodes to customers as soon as they become available.
Continuing to lead the Motion Comics experience, Warner Premiere’s Motion Comics connect comic fans to authentic DC characters through short-form content. The Motion Comics slate draws on a deep reservoir of source material to bring a visually engaging experience to life through the use of subtle movements, voice-overs, sweeping music scores and stunning comic book artwork.
About Warner Premiere
Warner Premiere is a Warner Bros. Entertainment production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length-DVD and short-form digital content for this growing space. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-consumer business, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.
About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) manages Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group's (WBHEG) electronic distribution over existing, new and emerging digital platforms, including pay-per-view, electronic sell-through, video-on-demand, wireless and more. WBDD also oversees the WBHEG's worldwide digital strategy, partnerships in digital services and emerging new clients and business activities in the digital space.
About the Film
Based on the legendary character from the graphic novels, “Jonah Hex” is an epic adventure thriller about one man’s personal quest for redemption against the vast canvas of the battle between good and evil. The film stars Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin (“Milk”), two-time Academy Award® nominee John Malkovich (“In the Line of Fire,” “Places in the Heart”), Megan Fox (“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”), Michael Fassbender (“Inglourious Basterds”), Will Arnett (“Blades of Glory”) and Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”). Warner Bros. Pictures presents in Association with Legendary Pictures a Mad Chance/Weed Road Production, “Jonah Hex.” Jimmy Hayward (“Horton Hears a Who”) directs the film, marking his live-action directorial debut. The screenplay is by Neveldine & Taylor (“Crank”) from a story by William Farmer and Neveldine & Taylor, based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. The film is produced by Academy Award® winner Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”) and Andrew Lazar (“Get Smart”). Matt Le Blanc, John Goldstone, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, William Fay and Ravi Mehta serve as executive producers, with Richard Middleton, Margot Lulick and Miri Yoon co-producing. “Jonah Hex” is slated to open June 18, 2010, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. www.Jonah-Hex.com
About DC Comics
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at www.dccomics.com