Live-action Jonny Quest film to be direct by Robert Rodriquez

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News has surfaced today that there will be a live-action film adaptation of the iconic Hana-Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest. In 1964 the original animation series only lasted one season before it was cancelled. The show was canned not because of bad ratings, but because at the time it was too expensive to produce. Despite being cancelled, the show gathered a cult-like following and after its reruns that aired for two decades, it was picked up again and new episodes were released. Over the years Jonny Quest would spawn different incarnation in comics, video games and TV series.

Before the announcement, news of a Jonny Quest live-action film first came out in 1995. At the time Superman’s Richard Donner was attached to direct the film, but following delays and setbacks the production on the film never began. The project saw life again in 2009 when it was announced that Zac Efron was up for the role of Jonny and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson would play the role of Race Bannon. Sadly news on the film just faded into the background and the project was never heard of again.

Which brings us to this week. The Hollywood Report broke the story that Sin City director Robert Rodriguez will direct the film and Terry Rossio will pen the script. While Rodriguez has been more recently known for his more violent and mature films, he has had success in the past with more family-oriented content like his action-adventure franchise, Spy-Kids. Rossio is most notably known for his work on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The film will be produced by The LEGO Movie’s Dan Li and Hitman: Agent 47’s Adrian Askarieh.

There is currently no release date set for the film.

Source:  THR

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