Jonny Quest Coming to the Big Screen

Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter, who have the video game-based Hitman opening on October 12 from Fox, will produce a live-action adaptation of popular 1960s animated TV series Jonny Quest at Warner Bros. Pictures, with Dan Mazeau writing the script.

The Hanna-Barbera series revolved around a young boy who travels the world with his scientist father, adopted brother from India, Bandit the bulldog, and a government agent assigned to protect them as they go on their adventures investigating scientific mysteries.

The show, which is owned by Warner Bros. Animation, aired during primetime on ABC in 1964, lasting only one season. It was updated in the late ’80s and ’90s as “The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest” on the Cartoon Network. Property’s also been spun off as a comic book from DC.

Askarieh, a longtime fan of the series, is hoping to turn the property into a family-friendly adventure franchise.

Source: Variety