“The Lego Batman Movie” director Chris McKay will direct “Jonny Quest” for Warner Bros., individuals with knowledge of the project exclusively tell The Wrap.
Rideback’s Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich along with Adrian Askarieh of Prime Universe are producing the action-adventure movie. Daniel Alter will executive produce.
The film will be 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. An individual with knowledge with of the project also tells TheWrap that a major movie star is being eyed to play Race Bannon.
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