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Mar 16th
07:37 am
Finally Zefron speaks on Jonny Quest...  
And mentions Footloose too...



Efron talks Jonny Quest
Author: Clint Morris Date: Monday, March 16th, 2009 Time: 2:56 am

A couple of weeks ago, The Rock told us a little bit about a potential live-action “Jonny Quest” movie that he and “Race to Witch Mountain” director Andy Fickman are circling. According to the big guy, there’d been discussions with ‘it’ boy of the moment Zac Efron about playing the title role.

I caught up with Efron today in Melbourne, where he’s promoting the upcoming “17 Again”, and managed to question the actor about his potential involvement in the film.

“Yeah, Yeah… it’s a great idea; it’d be very fun”, Efron said.

The actor says the project is only in its infantile stage – noting that it’ll take years to put this one together.

“It’s a long, long process. It’s so hard when people start leaking titbits. They’re very, very early on [with it] – not that it won’t happen happen, it’s just early.”

Efron continues, “People legitimately said to me today, ‘So Footloose is coming out, right?’ I’m like ‘No. The script is coming out’.”


So a “Jonny Quest” movie is still a couple of years away then?

“Most definitely”, says the amiable actor.

For those that don't recall, the animated series (first aired in the 60s) 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.

Zac Efron will play the title role, with Dwayne Johnson as his Race Bannon

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jessica3311: Ellejessica3311 on March 16th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
Interesting about Johnny Quest...still not so keen on the idea but I'll support anything Zac does!

The Footloose news caught my eye too. I just want this project to disappear already LOL. Its been in talked about since Hairspray/HSM2 Promotion from 2007 and its still only in the script process? Idk....I just have a bad feeling about it...esp. Kenny as Director too....but I guess we will wait & see.

Why does he talk about every pending movie but HS2 :( That's the one I want to hear about most LOL.
Bee: Zac - ELLEjeezbee on March 16th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
I suspect you've also scanned the Race to Witch Mountain reviews to get a better feel for it? Those played into what I thought... Dwayne is fine, I'd prefer I different director but most critics teared into the script.

I think Zac is a bit exaggerating on how long it would take - sure, the movie won't come out next year but I don't think it'll take years to start filming considering there is already a great script which just needs to be adjusted. I believe he put "years" out there to get people off his back a bit. Smart move though.
butterflybee260butterflybee260 on March 16th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)

Hm. I'm still so so on the Johnny Quest thing, but if its not going to come out for a while I feel a little better about it.

lol at Footloose. I hope it just gets dropped.