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Fox in Deep with 'Fathom'; Seyfried Lands a 'Sucker Punch'

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Mar 04, 2009 | 5:29am EST

Megan Fox has lined up two new projects: Jonah Hex starring Josh Brolin at Warner Bros. and Fathom, Fox Atomic's comic-book based underwater adventure.

Meanwhile, Watchmen director Zack Snyder is lining up ladies for his all-girl action film including Amanda Seyfried who was rumored as a possibility last month.

Seyfried is in negotiations to star, while Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Evan Rachel Wood and Emma Stone are in talks for the action fantasy.

Snyder is directing and producing with his Cruel & Unusual Films partner and wife Deborah Snyder.

Last month, Snyder talked to Web site IESB about the Seyfried possibility and said the production would be heading to Canada in June. Today, the Hollywood Reporter says the shooting schedule is still being worked out.

Punch is set in the 1950s and follows a girl who has been institutionalized by her stepfather who is intending to have her lobotomized. While there, she imagines an alternative reality to hide her from the pain, and in that world, begins planning her escape.

Snyder co-wrote the script with Steve Shibuya. The project has been described as "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns."

The other actresses would play fellow inmates who also travel into the alternate reality.

Meanwhile, Jonah Hex, based on the DC Comics character, is being directed by Jimmy Hayward. Fox will play Leila. The gun-toting beauty is also the love interest of Brolin's Hex, says THR. John Malkovich also stars.

The movie is gearing up for an April shoot.

Fathom, which hails from the late 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's involvement was mentioned in September by IESB which reported at the time that the film had been moved from 20th Century Fox to Fox Atomic.

The project was previously set up at James Cameron's Lightstorm but when the option lapsed, producer Peter Safran came in and began packaging it.

The adaptation is being written by Jordan Mechner while Safran is producing with Steve Bessen and Brian Austin Green. Fox also will produce in some capacity.

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