Geeks across the world are exploding in their pants with delight. Megan Fox is set to star in “Fathom,” an adaptation of the Michael Turner-created comic book, for Fox Atomic. Megan Fox is also in final negotiations to star opposite Josh Brolin and John Malkovich in “Jonah Hex,” Warner Bros.’ action Western based on the DC Comics character.
Fox would play Aspen Matthews, who was found abandoned on a ship and is adopted by a military man. She becomes a champion swimmer and marine biologist who comes of age realizing she has water-based powers and is part of an underwater race. The actress, who will appear in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Jennifer’s Body,” will produce with Safran Prods.’ Peter Safran, Brian Austin Green and Steve Bessen. Turner, who passed away last year, will remain as the project’s executive producer. Frank Mastromauro will also be an exec producer.
In “Hex,” being directed by Jimmy Hayward, Fox will play Leila, a gun-wielding beauty and love interest of Hex (Brolin), a scarred bounty hunter tracking a voodoo practitioner (Malkovich) who wants to raise an army of undead to liberate the South.
The movie is prepping for a shoot in April, with Mad Chance’s Andrew Lazar and Weed Road’s Akiva Goldsman producing. Legendary Pictures is co-producing and co-financing.