Adding to an already massive field of upcoming cinematic retellings, Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is working on a live-action version of the classic 1960s series Jonny Quest, and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez is at the helm. He and Pirates of the Caribbean screenwriter Terry Rossio will both write the screenplay.
The Jonny Quest franchise happens to be one of Hanna-Barbera most beloved properties. The original 1960s show, which was heavily influenced by pulpy classics like John Carter of Mars, followed the sci-fi adventures of a young teenager and his family as they traveled across the globe. The show would spawn a number of later series, and a live-action film has been promised since 1995. At one point, Zac Efron was attached to play the titled role, with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson playing Race Bannon, Jonny's bodyguard. While no actors have signed onto the project, the hope is this new version will finally make it to theaters with Rodriguez helping things along.