The Live-Action JOHNNY QUEST Film Will Be Directed By Chris McKay
Warner Bros. is moving forward with their live-action film adaptation of Johnny Quest! The studio has just hired Chris McKay to direct it. He previously helmed The LEGO Batman Movie.
The movie is based on the popular Hanna-Barbera primetime animated series created by Doug Wildey in the mid-1960s.
The story centers on “the adventurous boy hero Jonny Quest who travels with his scientist father, his adopted brother Hadji, and their former secret agent bodyguard, Race Bannon, around the world to solve world-threatening mysteries.”
I loved watching Johnny Quest when I was a kid. I just love those old-school pulp adventure stories, and I think that McKay is a great choice to bring the franchise to life on the big screen.
The Wrap also reports that the studio is looking to cast a major movie star in the role of Race Bannon. Vice President Mike Pence looks a lot like the character, but he’s not a major movie star. It will be interesting to see who they end up casting in the role.
Robert Rodriguez was previously attached to direct the film but then he got busy making Alita: Battle Angel for James Cameron.
Maybe when Mckay is done with this movie, WB will be ready for him to direct DC’s Nightwing movie. The next film project he’s set to direct is the film adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons for Paramount Pictures.
What do you think about McKay directing Johnny Quest?