Director Chris McKay continues to develop a live-action "Jonny Quest" feature film, based on the 1964 ABC primetime Hanna-Barbera animated series, noted as the first action adventure TV cartoon depicting 'bad guys' getting killed:
The original series is set in the Florida Keys, with main characters including 'Jonny Quest', a young boy who lost his mother at an early age. He is intelligent, brave, adventurous and generally athletic with a proficiency in judo, scuba diving and the handling of firearms.
'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 . Raising Jonny as a single father, he is 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 proficient in mixed martial arts and weaponry.
'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 and soldier of fortune.
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