Internet sweetheart Megan Fox proves she has no fear of the nerd demo, as she has TWO comic book projects on the horizon. First, she’s slated to join Josh Brolin and John Malkovich in the JONAH HEX movie as a “gun wielding beauty” and romantic interest. . She’s also attached to a FATHOM movie in the works at Fox Atomic. The late Michael Turner’s signature character, the underwater lass has had a lengthy development history:
The project was at one point set up at James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment. When the option lapsed, producer Peter Safran scooped it up and began packaging it, eventually attracting Fox, a fan of the comic since its 1998 debut, when it became the top-selling comic of the year. Fox had been seeking Turner to investigate “Fathom’s” rights availability.
Fox is now helping develop and shape the adaptation, which is being written by Jordan Mechner, the creator of video game “Prince of Persia.” …
Turner will be credited as exec producer. Frank Mastromauro also is exec producing. Zak Kadison and Eric Lieb at Atomic will oversee.
Fox is one of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood, perhaps due to the fact that she has no problem getting her kit off for photos in men’s mags, as we discovered when we tried to find a picture of her to accompany this item. That lack of shyness should serve her well for underwater adventures!