High School Musical and The Rock in a Hanna-Barbera Adventure

February 17, 2009

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Welp, we still can't figure out how make computers allow Steve McQueen and a Silver Spoons-era Ricky Schroeder to be perfectly cast in a Johnny Quest movie, so we're just going to make it with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron instead:

Seems Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, “Race” director Andy Fickman, and “High School Musical” moppet Zac Efron are teaming up for a feature film version of the cartoon classic “The Adventures of Johnny Quest”!

For those that don't recall, the animated series (first aired in the 60s) told of a boy, 11-year-old Jonny, who accompanies his father, Dr. Benton Quest, on extraordinary adventures. Fearing Jonny could end up in the wrong hands, a special agent / bodyguard / pilot from Intelligence One Government, Race Bannon, is hired to guard and train him.

Johnson confirms that he’ll be Race Bannon, and that rumours suggesting Zac Efron might be Johnny Quest are on the money. Efron isn’t a lock though – and Johnson’s all ears. You see, in the source material the character is only twelve years old, but Efron’s 17. ‘’I loved Jonny Quest when I was a kid. If you go a little older, it gives you more, it allows you to be...it just gives you a bit more, you know. But then you want to honor it too, so... “

The quote ends there, but I assume it continued, "so.... screw it, actually--let's not honor it. Let's bleach my hair right now so we can get on with doing whateverthefuck and make a Johnny Quest where Johnny is old enough to drive himself home after our little adventure."

The Rock in Jonny Quest movie [Moviehole]

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