Spy Kids and Sin City director Robert Rodriquez has been attached to a live action adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera franchise Jonny Quest. The screen play will be taken over by Pirates of the Caribbean writer Terry Rossio. No cast or release dates have been made known just yet.
Created by Doug Wildey for Hanna-Barbera in 1964 and lasting for only 26 episodes, the show was about the adventures of young Jonny Quest as he travels the world with his government scientist father Dr. Benton C. Quest, his adopted brother Hadji, his father’s friend and body-guard Race Bannon, and his dog Bandit. Inspired by classic adventure stories and radio shows, the show is filled with various takes on spy thrillers, the supernatural, classic monsters, and other threats of the like.
Through out the years, the show has gained a cult following. Two new TV series have been produced, as well as comic books and computer games.
While I understand the idea of Robert Rodriquez doing another children’s film rises red flags with a number of his fans and some of the current media attached to him and Terry Rossio has not always been the best, I think this team can do some great work with this franchise. I remember the classic Jonny Quest; it was not my favorite thing but I did enjoy watching it in the early days of Cartoon Network. I am more interested in his planned Fire and Ice and Heavy Metal movies, But if he had to take over a Hanna-Barbera property, I’m glad that it is this and not The Jetsons.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter