Saturday, October 23, 2021

"Jonny Quest" Live-Action

Considered the greatest action cartoon series of all time, director Chris McKay ("The Tomorrow “War”) continues developing his live-action adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera animated TV series "Jonny Quest" (1964), likening it to “Raiders of the Lost Ark” with aliens, monsters and high-tech villains:

" in the Florida Keys, 'Jonny Quest' is a young boy who lost his mother at an early age. Though unenthusiastic in his schooling, he is intelligent, brave, adventurous, and generally athletic with a proficiency in judo, scuba diving and the handling of firearms. He takes on responsibility willingly, attending to his studies, and treating adults with respect.

"'Dr. Benton C. Quest' is Jonny's father and a scientific genius who works for the US Government. He is considered to be one of the three top scientists in the world with interests and technical know-how spanning many fields. 

"Raising Jonny as a single father, he is conscientious and decent, though willing and able to take violent decisive action when necessary for survival or defense.

"'Race Bannon' is a special agent, bodyguard, and pilot from 'Intelligence One'. He is an expert in judo, having a third-degree black belt as well as the ability to defeat noted experts in various martial arts, including sumo wrestlers.

"'Hadji' is a streetwise Calcutta orphan who becomes the adopted son of Dr. Benton Quest and also Jonny's best friend. He is proficient in judo, which he learned from an American Marine. The seventh son of a seventh son, Hadji seems to possess mystical powers including snake charming, levitation, magic, and hypnotism.