New details emerge on the upcoming live-action movie of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest.Hanna-Barbera’s adventurous cartoon crew is coming closer and closer to the big screen.
Jonny Quest was one of the beloved cartoon company’s oddest commodities, not exactly fitting in with the wacky likes of The Flintstones and The Jetsons but was successful enough to bring about the likes of Space Ghost and Birdman and the Galaxy Trio.
Enduring in pop culture for over 50 years in the forms of two TV shows, comics and a clever jab on The Venture Bros. and since Hollywood has got nothing in its pocket but banking on nostalgia, a movie has been in the works for a while.
Forbes recently revealed some juicy new details on the still-in-development movie, which will supposedly come from Warner Bros. thanks to the recent success of DC’s Future Quest comics.
The film took a big step forward when its original script by Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) was rewritten by Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, Spy Kids, Sin City) and Terry Rossio (Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl). No director has been attached to the project yet, but the likes of Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond, Fast Five), Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange), and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) have been thrown around by name.
The Forbes article also threw in three possible names for the role of resident tough guy Race Banon: Will Smith, Bradley Cooper, and Idris Elba.
Forbes writer Mark Hughes even got an exclusive look at the latest draft of the script, and his analysis has some key points to it.
First, it’s based on episodes of the original TV series, meaning we could see appearances by the likes of The Robot Spy and the villainous Dr. Zin. Second, Race Banon gets the backstory of being an elite government agent who meets the Quest family. The film will also focus on the family dynamic between Dr. Quest and Jonny. Joining the crew will be the ever-lovable Hadji, who’s origin will tie into the main plot. Jade, female adventurer and guest on the show, will also be featured as a key character.link