A project that has been knocking around Warner Bros. for years, the live action adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera adventure cartoon “Jonny Quest” now has a new lease of life, courtesy of a director who certainly knows how to do family entertainment with panache.
Robert Rodriguez will co-write and direct the movie, his first major studio project in quite some time as he’s mostly spent the last several years in the independent world, making the likes of “Spy Kids,” “Machete” and “Sin City.” But the former franchise has certainly proven that he makes kids fare on a dime, which is likely an asset at the always budget conscious studio level. He’ll be teaming with Terry Rossio (the last few “Pirates Of The Caribbean” films, “The Lone Ranger“) on the script, and they’ll be refashioning an initial draft by Dan Mazeau.
So hooray, another property beloved by aging fanboys goosed up for a new generation! Let the merchandising begin! [Deadline]