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Jonny Quest - news, rumors, castings

WB sends 'Jonny Quest' to bigscreen
Mazeau to adapt Hanna-Barbera series
By MARC GRASER

Warner Bros. wants to send Jonny Quest on his first bigscreen adventure.
Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter, who have the vidgame-based "Hitman" bowing in October from Fox, will produce the live-action adaptation of the popular 1960s animated TV series from Hanna-Barbera, with Dan Mazeau penning the script.

Series revolved around a young boy who travels the world with his scientist father, adopted brother from India, Bandit the bulldog, and a government agent assigned to protect them as they go on their adventures investigating scientific mysteries.

The show, which is owned by Warner Bros. Animation, aired during primetime on ABC in 1964, lasting only one season. It was updated in the late '80s and '90s as "The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest" on the Cartoon Network. Property's also been spun off as a comicbook from DC.

Askarieh, a longtime fan of the series, is hoping to turn the property into a family-friendly adventure franchise -- something the studio is clearly looking for now that "Harry Potter" is winding down.

Mazeau recently sold his fantasy adventure spec "Land of Lost Things" to Paramount Pictures' Nickelodeon Films, with Arnold and Anne Kopelson producing.

Warner Bros. execs Dan Lin and Matt Reilly will oversee "Jonny Quest" at the studio, which is lensing another film version of an iconic '60s TV series, "Speed Racer."
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Who the fuck is going to play Hadji? Kal Penn? Also, Bandit should be CGI.
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Kal Penn should be CGI, and Bandit should play Hadji.
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I always thought if there was a movie adaptation of Jonny Quest, it should be:

- Dark and adult in nature, but still PG-13 material.
- Take place in the '60s.
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Can we expect a self-referential, tongue-in-cheek parody? I HOPE SO! I LOVE THOSE! Maybe they can get Owen Wilson and Will Farrell?


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They should do it as Johnny all grown up with Tim Matheson reprising the role of Johnny.
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I assume that Shia will be Johnny.
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Or that asshole Zak Effron.
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Or that asshole Zak Effron.
Then they'd have to cut all the footage of him having hitting on Hadji.
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Re: Jonny Quest - news, rumors, castings

Did a Google search and I think this is the only thread...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...driguez-797743

Robert Rodriguez has come board the adventure project, which adapts classic Hanna-Barbera television cartoon and which had been dormant for the last several years.
Moving the Warner Bros. adventure along is Terry Rossio, whose credits range from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies to The Mask of Zorro.

Rodriguez and Rossio are rewriting the script initially penned by Dan Mazeau, with Rodriguez on board to direct. Dan Lin and Adrian Askarieh are producing.
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Meh. For something like this... I don't think living in that CG backdrop world he loves will suit it.

Granted... I hated the Johnny Quest series as a kid. Oddly enough... I loved the Venture Bros. series.
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Too soon. I think RR getting this should be based on how Fire & Ice will look and perform. I can't see this going the route of digital backgrounds like Sin City or Spy Kids.
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The man who brought us Sharkboy and Lava Girl? How can this go wrong?!
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I skimmed through an old draft years ago and Hadji didn't even meet Dr. Quest until the last page. Hopefully this won't be as dragged out as that version.
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Meh. For something like this... I don't think living in that CG backdrop world he loves will suit it.

Granted... I hated the Johnny Quest series as a kid. Oddly enough... I loved the Venture Bros. series.
Venture Bros is awesome, that's why
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Weren't they supposed to get us another season?
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I'm not a fan, but Clooney should be Race Bannon
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I'm not a fan, but Clooney should be Race Bannon
Daniel Craig. They should alluded that Race Bannon isn't his real name and he used to be a British agent before going to work for Dr. Quest.
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Daniel Craig. They should alluded that Race Bannon isn't his real name and he used to be a British agent before going to work for Dr. Quest.
No. Race is very American.
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Race was more a father to those boys than Dr. Quest was. They should be a gay couple. Race and Dr. Quest.
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Meh....just do another season of the show but revert it back to the 60's designs. That last season they did was horrible.
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Race was more a father to those boys than Dr. Quest was. They should be a gay couple. Race and Dr. Quest.
When I was a kid, I always thought something was going on between Dr Quest and Race Bannon from that knowing look they exchange on the plane in the opening titles. At the time I wasn't sure what it was, but I knew there was something going on...
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
Race was more a father to those boys than Dr. Quest was. They should be a gay couple. Race and Dr. Quest.
You should watch the Birdman: attorney at law episode on them (the second one). Not sure if you're slyly referring to that already.

Between their appearances on Birdman and their appearances on Venture Bros, it's hard for me to take the characters seriously. It's similar to if they made a Space Ghost movie that was actually serious.
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Yeah that Birdman episode was great. I think I saw that one when it first aired.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
When I was a kid, I always thought something was going on between Dr Quest and Race Bannon from that knowing look they exchange on the plane in the opening titles. At the time I wasn't sure what it was, but I knew there was something going on...
You didn't notice Jane? Race's super hot secret agent kinda girlfriend?

Who should play her in the movie?

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