Classic animated series “Jonny Quest” is getting a big screen treatment by director Robert Rodriguez. The “Spy Kids filmmaker is teaming up with Warner Bros and Terry Rossio (“The Lone Ranger”) to adapt a pre-existing screenplay penned by Dan Mazeau (“Wrath of the Titans”).[contentblock id=1 img=adsense.png]
It is not clear yet what this new storyline for kid adventurer Jonny Quest’s big screen adventure will be, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A prior film adaptation starring Zac Efron as “Quest” and Dwayne Johnson as bodyguard Race Bannon was announced in 2009, only for development to stall. Hanna-Barbera originally aired the animated series for a single season in 1964.[contentblock id=2 img=adsense.png]
But syndication kept the series popular in the ensuing decades. The original series followed Jonny, his father Dr Benton Quest and a small crew on adventures around the world as they battled evildoers. “Jonny Quest” was later revived in New Adventures and Real Adventures spin-offs in the 1980s and 1990s. Computer games, a comic book series and home video films followed.