Robert Rodriguez will be adapting the live-action film adaptation of Hanna-Barbera’s "Jonny Quest" for Warner Bros. with Adrian Askarieh (Hitman: Agent 47) and Dan Lin (The LEGO Movie) producing. Rodriguez will write the script alongside Terry Rossio, who penned the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films and The Lone Ranger with writing partner Ted Elliott. Rodriguez and Elliott will be working from a previous draft written by Dan Mazeu.
According to several sources, a Jonny Quest movie was in the works some years back with Zac Efron as Quest, Dwayne Johnson as Bannon, and Peter Segal (50 First Dates) being considered to direct, but after "Speed Racer" another film based on a 1970s animated series, flopped, the project went into stasis.
Although I personally think that Rodriguez's charm had been withering with such critical failures as the second "Sin City" movie, I think the "Jonny Quest" would definitely revitalize his career. His experience with kid-friendly movies like the "Spy Kids" movies, blended with his taste for adult action are indications that he could be perfect to bring the world of Jonny Quest to cinematic life.
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