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Week in Review: Rick Baker announces his retirement

3 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Special effects legend Rick Baker formally announced his retirement this week. Baker cited a “cheap and fast” philosophy in the movie industry that was at odds with his desire to ensure things got done right as the catalyst for his retirement. Baker’s work stretches across several prominent films, from An American Werewolf in London to Videodrome to The Rocketeer to Ed Wood to Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes and Tropic Thunder. Baker also worked on the Men in Black films and Michael Jackson’s famous “Thriller” music video. The 2014 feature Maleficent will now stand as his last work.

Baker will, however, be auctioning off his famous work via The Prop Store, beginning today.

Jessica Chastain and Amy Schumer are poised to work together on a new comedy. The Tracking Board has reported that Chastain, known mostly for her dramatic work in features such as The Tree of Life and Zero Dark Thirty, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Robert Rodriguez Is Bringing Back 'Jonny Quest' and Here's Who He Should Cast

27 May 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Yesterday, it was revealed that Sin City and Spy Kids director Robert Rodriguez has signed up to co-write and direct a live-action take on Jonny Quest. Although the original cartoon series only ran for a single season in 1964, it has firmly embedded itself in popular culture with its cast of varied adventurers creating archetypes that still exist (and are still ruthlessly parodied) to this day. But who do you cast as a the titular young explorer, his scientist father, his family's bodyguard and his adopted brother? Don't worry about casting, Mr. Rodriguez -- we've got this one.   Jonny Quest The Actor: Dylan O'Brien The Job: The intrepid boy adventurer. Why This Casting Is Perfect: He may be a bit older than the original version of the...

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- Jacob S. Hall

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Kung Fury Premieres Tomorrow!

27 May 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Last year, the internet went nutso with the Kickstarter campaign for a film called Kung Fury. A concept trailer was posted alongside with the crowdsourcing campaign and it spread like wildfire. With the production finished earlier this year, some people were wondering when the general public would get to see the film. There also seems to be a misconception that this a feature-length film as well. It isn’t. But, it is 30 minutes long and, according to the press release, the filmmakers are planning to do a feature-length version of the film. The film premieres tomorrow on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network. For those of you that are already crying about not getting that channel via your cable provider, you can actually get it via Sling TV. Sling offers a 7 day trial for those of you that want to give it a shot, after that it is $20/mo and »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Robert Rodriguez will Direct Warner’s Live-Action Jonny Quest

27 May 2015 11:37 AM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

So I guess Warner Bros. are finally moving forward with that live-action adaptation of Jonny Quest. I wonder what got them to finally commit (spoilers, it’s probably the success of last year’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). I grew up watching The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest on Cartoon Network and back then it was probably […]

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"Jonny Quest" Live-Action Movie

27 May 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to reports, director Robert Rodriguez ("Spy Kids") will co-write and direct a live-action "Jonny Quest" feature film for Warners, based on the 1964 ABC primetime Hanna-Barbera animated series, noted as the first action adventure cartoon depicting people ('bad guys') regularly getting killed:

Living in the Florida Keys, the characters include 'Jonny Quest',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 U.S. 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, »

- Michael Stevens

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Robert Rodriguez to Direct Live-Action Jonny Quest Movie

27 May 2015 4:34 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Warner Bros has been working on turning the "Jonny Quest" property into a live-action family adventure franchise for almost a decade. In 2009, Andy Fickman (Race to Witch Mountain, The Game Plan) was attached to direct, with Zac Efron in talks to play Jonny Quest and Dwayne Johnson in talks to play Race Bannon. None of that worked out, but now comes word that the studio just hired Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Machete) to direct the film. Rodriguez will also work on the script with Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean). "Jonny Quest" revolves 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. »

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Robert Rodriguez directing a live-action Johnny Quest movie

27 May 2015 3:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids, Sin City) has signed on to direct a live-action version of Johnny Quest, the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon about a young boy who accompanies his father on extraordinary adventures.

As well as directing the Warner Bros. project, Rodriguez is set to co-write alongside Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean), while Dan Lin (Godzilla) will serve as producer.

The Adventures of Johnny Quest premiere in 1964 and ran for just 26 episodes. It was subsequently revived in both the 1980s and 1990s, while a feature film has been in development since the early 90s, having passed through the hands of directors such as Richard Donner (Superman: The Movie), Andy Fick (Race to Witch Mountain) and Peter Segal (Grudge Match).

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- Gary Collinson

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Jonny Quest movie on the way, Robert Rodriguez directing

26 May 2015 10:56 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Hanna Barbera's Jonny Quest is to be made into a live action movie.

Warner Bros is pressing ahead with a movie based on the Hanna Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest - and it's hired Robert Rodriguez to direct the movie. Rodriguez is penning the screenplay for the movie with regular Pirates Of The Caribbean scribe Terry Rossio. The pair are to rework an earlier draft penned by Dan Mazeau.

Jonny Quest is, of course, the child who goes across the globe alongside his scientist father, bodyguard Race Bannon, and Jonny's chum Hadji. Danger is rarely far away, and Jonny is at the forefront of getting them out of it.

A film version has been in the works for some time, and at one stage Zac Efron was being mooted to start.

The new movie will be live action, and Warner Bros will be hoping that Rodriguez brings the success of »

- simonbrew

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Robert Rodriguez to Direct Live-Action Jonny Quest Movie

26 May 2015 5:55 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Calling all Jonny Quest fans... It looks like the classic animated series from the 1960s is the latest fan-favorite to venture into the world of live-action films. Warner Bros. is taking on the project with Robert Rodriguez (of Spy Kids, Sin City and Machete fame) signing on to direct the movie, according to Deadline. He and Pirates of the Caribbean screenwriter Terry Rossio will both write the screenplay. This isn't the first time a studio attempted to make a Jonny Quest live-action film. In fact, fans have been anticipating this since 1995, and it almost happened back in 2009 when Zac Efron was said to be circling the lead role, while Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was rumored to be playing Race »

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Robert Rodriguez Set for Adventure with 'Jonny Quest'

26 May 2015 4:22 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids) has always found a fascinating balance in directing both B-level action/horror films and hyper-creative family vehicles. According to "The Hollywood Reporter," the multi-talented director will next hop aboard a family-friendly project for Warner Bros., a live-action adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest. Along with directing the film, Rodriguez will rewrite the Dan Mazeau-penned script (a 2008 Black List item) with family adventure staple Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean). The film will be Rodriguez's first family venture since 2011's Spy Kids: All the Time in the World. The original Jonny Quest ran from 1964 to 1965 and followed Quest, his father Dr. Quest, bodyguard/government agent Race Bannon and Dr. Quest's adopted son Hadji as they globetrotted on various adventures. A Quest film has been in development for quite some time, with a project featuring Zac Efron as Quest and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as »

- Cory Woodroof

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Jonny Quest Is Getting A Live Action Movie, Get The Details

26 May 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

At this point, in the world we live in, it.s no use lamenting the fact that all of your favorite things are being remade, re-envisioned, and otherwise rehashed, because that.s just reality. And today we can add another one to the metaphorical woodpile, as Sin City and Machete director Robert Rodriguez is working on a live-action Jonny Quest movie. Deadline reports that Rodriguez is teaming up with Warner Bros. in what will be yet another attempt to bring boy adventurer Jonny Quest to life on the silver screen. There.s definite potential inherent in the story, and if handled correctly, this could very well tap into the same younger audience that Rodriguez lit up with Spy Kids. Though the second, third, and fourth movies in that franchise all met with gradually diminishing returns, the first still totally holds up and stands alongside some of the all time great »

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Robert Rodriguez will direct ‘Jonny Quest’ for Warner Bros.

26 May 2015 2:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Robert Rodriguez, the one-man movie-making machine behind the likes of the Spy Kids franchise and the more recent Machete movies, is to direct a big-screen version of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest for Warner Bros. The original series, which aired in the 1960s, ran for one season before spawning a couple of television movies and a series video games.

The series revolved around a boy named Jonny Quest who accompanies his father on extraordinary adventures. The screenplay for the film, written by Dan Mazeau, has been around since 2008, and although Rodriguez usually directs from his own scripts, the screenplay for this will see him team with Terry Rossio, the man responsible for the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, for a rewrite.

Rodriguez is well known in Hollywood for operating out of his own studio facility, Troublemaker, in Austin, Texas, and not under a big studio, which it looks like »

- Paul Heath

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Robert Rodriguez is Taking Over the Live-Action Jonny Quest Movie

26 May 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

With attempts going back 20 years to make this movie, now the guy behind Spy Kids will give the idea a shot.

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- Christopher Campbell

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Robert Rodriguez Heads to Warner Bros for 'Jonny Quest' Movie

26 May 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"We’ve gotta get out of here and fast." It looks like we finally have some forward movement on the Jonny Quest live-action movie, which has been in development for years and years. We posted extensively back in 2007-2011 about a Jonny Quest movie, based on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, with rumors of Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson teaming up for the lead roles, but nothing ever came together. Deadline is now reporting that Warner Bros has hired Robert Rodriguez to direct the movie, and he'll also rewrite the script with Terry Rossio (of Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lone Ranger), that was originally written by Dan Mazeau. No word if Dwayne Johnson is back (he seems like the better fit, in all honesty) but at least they have a director. The show, which originally debuted in the 1960s and was reinvented in the 1980s and 1990s. The franchise revolves around »

- Alex Billington

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Robert Rodriguez Set To Direct Jonny Quest For Warner Bros.

26 May 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Robert Rodriguez may be best known for his violent action/crime flicks like Sin City and Desperado, but he's also directed some successful children's adventure movies such as Spy Kids and Sharkboy and Lavagirl, making him a good fit for Warner Bros.' live-action adaptation of '60s Hanna-Barbera animated series, Jonny Quest. According to THR, he'll direct and co-write with Terry Rossio (The Lone Ranger, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The show focused on the globe-trotting adventures of young Jonny Quest and his father. They were accompanied by Jonny's dog Bandit, a Kolkatan orphan named Hadji, and government agent/bodyguard Race Bannon. It originally ran for only one season, but has since spawned '90s cartoon revivals and comic books. Rodriguez and Rossio are rewriting Dan Mazeau's original script, with Dan Lin and Adrian Askarieh on board as producers. »

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First Photo of Danny Trejo in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

26 May 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Throughout his career, Danny Trejo's played a wide range of intimidating characters that steal scenes with their powerful presences, and his upcoming role as The Regulator in Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series looks to be no exception.

Press Release -- "El Rey Network and Miramax released a first-look image of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" featuring Danny Trejo (Machete, Machete Kills) in his new role as"The Regulator," a horrifying agent of evil who is summoned to perform a deadly errand. Trejo appeared in the "From Dusk Till Dawn" film franchise as "Razor Charlie." Currently in production on its sophomore season, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is slated to return late Summer 2015.

Trejo has had a prolific career in the entertainment industry, yet his road to success has been hard earned and anything but typical, spanning imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, »

- Derek Anderson

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Robert Rodriguez On Board Warner Bros.' Jonny Quest

26 May 2015 1:04 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Although its first incarnation only lasted for a single season back in 1984, Hanna-Barbera adventure cartoon Jonny Quest continues to interest filmmakers. Now Robert Rodriguez thinks he’s the man to bring the character to the big screen.Quest, should the name bring on a case of forehead-crumpling 'who-is-that?' syndrome in you, was a cartoon from the Flintstones team that followed the gee-whizz adventures of a lad and his father, Benton C. Quest as they journeyed around the world encountering mummies, monsters and submerged lairs as they thwarted the plans of evildoers. Jonny was usually accompanied by Hadji, his best pal, a bulldog named Bandit and government agent bodyguard Race Bannon. The series serves as the primary inspiration for Us ‘toon series The Venture Bros. (which even includes a psychologically traumatised older version of Jonny as part of its cast). Since the original series, which was cancelled due to the »

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Jonny Quest is zooming onto the big screen in new movie from Robert Rodríguez

26 May 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Classic animated series Jonny Quest is finally making the jump to the big screen in a new Robert Rodriguez film.

The Spy Kids filmmaker is teaming up with Warner Bros and Terry Rossio (The Lone Ranger) to adapt a pre-existing screenplay penned by Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans).

It is not clear yet what this new storyline for kid adventurer Jonny Quest's big screen adventure will be, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A prior film adaptation starring Zac Efron as Quest and Dwayne Johnson as bodyguard Race Bannon was announced in 2009, only for development to stall.

Hanna-Barbera originally aired the animated series for a single season in 1964, but syndication kept the series popular in the ensuing decades.

The original series followed Jonny, his father Dr Benton Quest and a small crew on adventures around the world as they battled evildoers.

Jonny Quest was later revived in New Adventures »

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Robert Rodriguez Will Direct a Live-Action Jonny Quest

26 May 2015 12:44 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Warner Bros. is recruiting direcotr Robert Rodriguez to help bring the crazy adventures of Jonny Quest to the big screen in a brand new live-action adaptation.  

If you're a fan of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest, then you're in for some good news.  Warner Bros. is reviving a live-action version of the show for a big screen outing, and they've hired Robert Rodriguez to helm the project (as reported by THR): 

Robert Rodriguez has come aboard the adventure project, an adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, which has been dormant for the past several years.

Moving the Warner Bros. adventure along is Terry Rossio, whose credits range from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies to The Mask of Zorro.

Rodriguez and Rossio are rewriting the script initially penned by Dan Mazeau, with Rodriguez on board to direct. Dan Lin and Adrian Askarieh are producing.

While the original cartoon only lasted for one season, »

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Robert Rodriguez To Direct Live Action 'Jonny Quest'

26 May 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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! »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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