Chris McKay ("The Lego Batman Movie") has signed with Warners to direct a live-action adaptation of the 1964 Hanna-Barbera action-adventure cartoon "Jonny Quest", created by Doug Wildey, as the first TV cartoon series to kill characters in every episode:
"...living in the Florida Keys, 'Jonny Quest' is 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 US 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, he is conscientious and decent, though willing and able to take violent decisive action when necessary for survival or defense.
"'Race Bannon' is a special agent, bodyguard, and pilot from 'Intelligence One'. He is an expert in judo, having a third-degree black belt as well as the ability to defeat noted experts in various martial arts, including sumo wrestlers.
"'Hadji' is a streetwise Calcutta orphan who becomes the adopted son of Dr. Benton Quest and also Jonny's best friend. He is proficient in judo, which he learned from an American Marine. The seventh son of a seventh son, Hadji seems to possess mystical powers including snake charming, levitation, magic, and hypnotism.
"'Bandit' is the name of Jonny's pet bulldog, with his eyes ringed by a black mask. He uncannily is able to understand human speech and is capable of complex facial expressions.
"'Jade' is Race's old love interest. She is a soldier of fortune type spy, intelligent and cunning.
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