Zac Efron is the first name attached to the title character of the live action film Jonny Quest, which Warner Bros. wants to bring to the big screen.
The 21-year-old actor is the top contender for the role, reports IESB, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is linked to bodyguard role, Race Bannon.
Dwayne dished to IESB recently about the lead role of Jonny, saying, “Cause you want to be true to it and you want to honor that and 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 animated 1960s series 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.
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