Robert Rodriguez To Helm “Johnny Quest”

Robert Rodriguez (“Sin City,” “Spy Kids”) is set to direct the live-action film adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera television cartoon “Jonny Quest”.

The original series told the thrilling stories of a young boy who accompanied his scientist father on extraordinary escapades investigating scientific mysteries around the world.

Joining him was his adopted brother from Calcutta, his pet bulldog pup, and the government agent assigned to protect them. The original one-season series was revived in the 80’s and 90’s on the Cartoon Network.

Rodriguez and “The Mask of Zorro” scribe Terry Rossio will pen the script, re-writing an earlier draft by Dan Mazeau. Dan Lin and Adrian Askarieh are producing.

The project has been in development for two decades and seemed to gather steam a few years back when “Get Smart” helmer Peter Segal was to direct whilst Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson were being lined up to star. That version didn’t happen.

Source: Heat Vision