Megan Fox dives into comic book pic Fathom

She’s also joining Jonah Hex

It has been swimming in the rumour pool for a while now, but Megan Fox has officially been attached to star in Fathom for Fox Atomic.

Originally created by the late Michael Turner, Fathom finds Aspen Matthews, a young woman originally found abandoned on board a ship and who is adopted by a military officer.

Endlessly drawn back to the sea, she grows up to become a champion swimmer and a marine biologist, before realising that she possesses watery powers and is a member of an ocean-dwelling race.

Prince Of Persia scribe Jordan Mechner will write the script, but there’s no word on anyone attached to direct yet.

If that wasn’t enough Fox news for you, she’s also agreed to join the cast of Jonah Hex, playing gun-toting beauty Leila, who becomes the love interest for Josh Brolin’s scarred main character.

That film already has a script, a director (Jimmy Hayward) and a start date set for April.

[Source: THR]

Is Fathom Megan Fox’s perfect role? Or will it be a damp squib?