Horton Hears a Who! director Jimmy Hayward, has been tapped by Warner Bros. to make his live-action debut with Jonah Hex, the western based on the DC Comics character. Hayward replaces Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, who were previously on board as directors. The duo left the project in November over creative differences. They also wrote the script.
Production is expected to begin in March or April. Josh Brolin is still attached to star.