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‘Jonny Quest’ hitting the big screen

BURBANK: Warner Bros is trying again in its long-running attempt to turn the Hanna-Barbera boy hero Jonny Quest into a live-action family adventure franchise.

Yes, according to a report in Hollywood Reporter– one of the most popular cartoon series of yesteryear ‘Jonny Quest’ is set to turned into a film

Quest was a 1964 ABC primetime cartoon that chronicles the neato adventures of Quest, a boy who accompanies his father on globe-spanning missions.

Rounding out the team are Hadji, a Kolkatan orphan and Jonny’s best friend; his pet bulldog, Bandit; and government agent/bodyguard Race Bannon.

While the show lasted only a season — it was canceled not due to ratings but because it was expensive to produce — it lived on lucratively for the next few decades in syndication. The late 1980s and the 1990s brought forth cartoon revivals and comic books. And Hollywood interest.

Variety reported that Robert Rodriguez has come on board to co-write and direct a live-action feature adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon for Warner Bros.

“Pirates of the Caribbean” scribe Terry Rossio will co-write with Dan Lin producing through his Lin Pictures banner with Adrian Askarieh via his Prime Universe shingle.

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