Megan Fox lines up comic-book movies

Tue Mar 3, 2009 9:54pm EST

Actress Megan Fox poses at the 13th annual GQ magazine ''Men of the Year'' party in Los Angeles November 18, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actress Megan Fox poses at the 13th annual GQ magazine ''Men of the Year'' party in Los Angeles November 18, 2008.

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Transformers" hottie Megan Fox is taking her career to Western and underwater frontiers.

Fox is in final negotiations to join Josh Brolin and John Malkovich in "Jonah Hex," Warner Bros.' action Western based on the DC Comics character. She also is attached to star in and develop "Fathom," Fox Atomic's comic book-based underwater adventure.

In "Hex," 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 preparing for a shoot in April, with Jimmy Hayward directing.

"Fathom," a comic created by recently deceased artist Michael Turner, follows a young woman named Aspen who learns she is a member of a race of aquatic humanoids who possess the ability to control water. Fox, a fan of the comic since its 1998 debut, will receive a producer credit, as will her former fiance Brian Austin Green.

Fox's feature debut in 2007's "Transformers" made her an overnight sensation in Hollywood, and her appearance on the cover of GQ late last year turned her into a sex symbol, setting records for the magazine's sales and its Web site.

She next appears in this summer's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," and stars in the Diablo Cody-penned comedic supernatural thriller movie "Jennifer's Body," which opens in the fall. She recently appeared in the comedy "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People."

(Editing by Dean Goodman at Reuters)

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