Sunday, October 08, 2023

"Jonny Quest" Movie

The long in development live-action "Jonny Quest" movie, has hit another snag because of complaints the screenplay is based on the 1964 ABC Hanna-Barbera animated TV series, that is now being labeled as 'racist':

"...set 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 U.S. 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."

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