Jonny Quest live-action flick is a go
My friend Wild Bill sent me news that Jonny Quest, the Hanna-Barbera series about the titular lad who accompanies his scientist father on wild adventures, is being made into a live-action movie. The series, much like The Flintstones, The Jetsons and Top Cat, aired during primetime when it first aired in the '60s. New versions of Jonny Quest also popped up in the '80s and '90s.
Like the upcoming Speed Racer flick from the Wachowski brothers, reports so far say the movie will be "family friendly." The movie will serve as an origin story explaining how Jonny's bodyguard Roger "Race" Bannon and Dr. Benton Quest's adopted son Hadji join the family.
It sounds like the folks behind this movie really want to amp up the adventure/secret agency angle of the cartoon series, which, if done right could be pretty cool.
I must admit I never watched Jonny Quest. A lot of its charm stemmed from the fact that it was more serious in tone from other Hanna-Barbera shows, but my taste was always for the wackier, cartoony stuff. However, that same "serious" tone also makes it perfect for a live-action adaptation. I can't imagine someone wanting to see a live-action Huckleberry Hound, but stranger things have happened.
What do you guys think about this?