Sunday, July 31, 2016

Quest movie will have Jade!

The upcoming Jonny Quest film WILL feature Jezebel Jade!; as well as other original surprises... I am starting to really look forward to this movie!
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 (DesperadoSpy KidsSin City) and Terry Rossio (ShrekPirates 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 BeyondFast Five), Scott Derrickson (SinisterDoctor 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.
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jonny Quest film and spin-offs!

It appears the Jonny Quest film is moving forward!


Jonny Quest is one of the all-time great action-adventure characters, launched as a hit primetime animated series by Hanna-Barbera back in 1964 and continuing in multiple incarnations on television, in comics, and via video games every decade since. A live-action Jonny Quest feature film has been in development for a long time, and recently the project took a big leap forward when Dan Mazeau’s Jonny Quest screenplay was rewritten by Robert Rodriguez and Terry Rossio. Well, I’ve read their draft of the screenplay, and I can confirm it’s the Jonny Quest big-screen adaptation fans have been waiting for, and a potential tentpole picture capable of spinning off a whole expanded universe of franchises for Warner Bros (which owns Hanna-Barbera). So I’ve got you my review of the script, word on which directors could be in the mix for the film, and a look at what makes Jonny Quest a perfect choice for a new movie franchise. 
First, some quick background is in order. The original Jonny Quest series enjoyed strong viewership among kids and adults, as well as critical acclaim. It has lived on in syndication while occasionally getting rebooted — first in the 1980s with The New Adventures of Jonny Quest, and later as The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest in the 1990s. The ’80s series spun off two animated TV movies, Jonny’s Golden Quest and Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber Insects. Comics based on Jonny Quest were published in the 1960s and 1980s, and the characters later appeared in Scooby-Doo’s 2015 comic series. Video games were also created during the 1990s to expand the Quest brand’s multimedia footprint.
DC Comics’ 2016 release of the comic book series Future Quest had high sales numbers, with June’s #1 issue outselling Batman’s Detective Comics title and Superman’s Action Comics to take the #30 spot among comics sold in North America. Reactions have been quite positive, with the series garnering good reviews from fan sites and readers, and it has revived interest in Hanna-Barbera generally but especially in a few key properties, most notably Jonny Quest.
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And that's not all. The phrase 'cinematic universe' was mentioned. Which means there might be even more! I'm hoping for some Jezebel Jade (I think Race is too)!

The upcoming Jonny Quest movie from Warner Bros. looks like it won't just be a one-and-done. According to a new report from Forbes, the film is being setup for a whole franchise worth of films. A new script by Robert Rodriguez and Terry Rossio specifically sets the film up with potential for spinoffs, the report says. 
The report also gives some possible directors, or at least directors that Warner Bros. are interested in. Joe Cornish, who wrote and directed Attack the Block, Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond), and Doctor Strange's Scott Derrickson have all been in some level of consideration, though there's no word on if any have shown interest back. There also hasn't been any casting, but Warner Bros. would reportedly like it to go into production this year if possible. 
The report describes Jonny's position in the film as "Harry Potter inside an Indiana Jones movie," and says the film could even setup not just more Quest movies, but even a Hanna-Barbera - you guessed it, here comes the buzzphrase of the year - cinematic universe. 
With no creative team or actors attached, there's no target release date, either. The film has been in some level of development on a Jonny Quest live-action movie for the last nine years.
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

new Star Trek RPG!


Its about time!

MODIPHIUS ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES FORTHCOMING STAR TREK ADVENTURES, A NEW ROLEPLAYING GAME & MINIATURES LINE 
 
Starfleet Academy Intake 2016 Launches August 4 at Gen Con with Living Campaign Playtest Registration, Free Capt. Kirk and Picard Miniatures
 
LONDON, ENGLAND (July 21, 2016): Modiphius Entertainment, publisher of the Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Conan, Infinity and John Carter of Mars roleplaying games, is excited to announce today the development of Star Trek Adventures, the first new official Star Trek roleplaying game to be produced in more than a decade. The news comes as Star Trek fans worldwide celebrate Star Trek’s 50th anniversary in 2016.
 
Fans of the legendary Star Trek television series’ and films will not only boldly go to the final frontier, but they will shape the voyages and missions through the Star Trek Adventures living campaign playtest. Each player will experience the game differently based on the ship they are assigned to and attendees of Gen Con will have the exclusive North American opportunity to choose their ship, as well as claim a free Captain Kirk or Captain Picard miniature, while supplies last, when they register for the playtest. Registration will take place daily at the Modiphius booth #2737 in the Gen Con exhibit hall August 4 – 7, 2016.
 
Additional sign-ups will launch online from late August at www.modiphius.com/star-trek and fans in Europe will have their chance to claim Kirk or Picard at the Modiphius booth at Essen-Spiel in Germany in October and at Dragonmeet in the UK in December. The living campaign playtest will launch in the fall.
 
“Since I was a kid I dreamed of sitting in the captain’s chair and boldly going on my own voyages,” says Modiphius Entertainment’s publishing director Chris Birch. “With Star Trek Adventures we can all explore our own stories in the worlds of Captain Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway, Archer and many others.”
 
Star Trek Adventures will use the Modiphius 2d20 game system (Mutant ChroniclesInfinityConanJohn Carter of Mars) designed by Jay Little (Star Wars: Edge of the EmpireX-Wing Miniatures Game). Modiphius is also sculpting an accompanying Star Trek miniature figure line, the first to be produced in 17 years. Resin and metal 32mm-scale hobby figures will feature classic Star Trek characters and crews, boarding parties and away teams. Geomorphic tile maps of burning Federation ships, mysterious colonies and embattled Klingon cruisers will set the scene for dramatic new voyages in the Final Frontier.
 
Under license by CBS Consumer Products, Star Trek Adventures is slated for a Summer 2017 release and the playtest crews will be listed in the Star Trek Adventures book manifest. Sign up for Starfleet now at www.modiphius.com/star-trek.

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