Zac Efron as Jonny Quest?

Zac Efron as Jonny Quest?

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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  • LuckyL

    I loved that show =)

    I’d watch!

  • lga

    Hated the show when I was a kid, but would totally go see it if Zac was involved. Love The Rock too.

  • sherman henderson

    the kid from the six cents suld do it

  • charaze

    I’m not such a huge Zac Efron fan yet I am a huge Jonny Quest fan.

    Honestly, he’d be perfect for it because Zac and Jonny’s voice almost sounds the same.

  • Beth

    No. This would be awful. I want Warner Bros. to stop turning my childhood into a summer blockbuster starring less than talented actors, thanks.

  • Carl Harper

    Movies like this should be for unknown actors.

  • Josh

    Jassim Lone as Hadji. That’s all I have to say. I directed him 6 months ago. The guys intense as hell.

  • Gary “jake” karamani

    Amazing ! I’ve wondered for years when Jonny was going to make it on the big screen. 3yrs ago I cast Dwayne as Roger Race Bannon and looks like I was right. I see Christian Bale as Dr. Quest. Jett Li as Dr.Zin. Hadji? Maybe one of the kids from Slumdog millionaire? Jade? Have to give that on some more thought. Hey warner Bros.,I am available to consult with about the movie. Been a fan since 1964!!!