Completed just before the WGA strike began, IESB.net has gotten their hands on a review of the screenplay adaptation for Johnny Quest.
Jonny Quest was a cartoon created by Hanna-Barbera in 1965, which showed the adventures of Dr. Quest, his friend, Race Bannon, his son, Johnny, and Johnny's best friend, Hadji. It was revived in 1986, and then later received a new series and two films in the 1990's.
According to the review, the focus of the action is not on Johnny, but instead focuses on Race Bannon, who was known in the animated series for being a man of action.
The film will be about Johnny and Race working to save Dr. Quest after he was kidnapped by the villainous Korchek. Korchek uses a fake UFO crash to capture Dr. Quest in order to get his hands on the doctor's latest invention - a weapon that destroys any non-organic matter it is aimed at. Their adventure will take them to India, where they meet Hadji, and then to China, which hides Korchek's jungle base.
The film's ending is said to be high on action, featuring great stunt sequences, lots of cool inventions, and mystical displays by Hadji.
The only problem the reviewer has with the script is that Johnny comes off as a whiny, unlikable kid. But since Race is the real hero, that doesn't seem to be much of a problem.
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