Moviehole sent Robert Sanchez over to meet The Rock a few weeks back at the â€œRace to Witch Mountainâ€ Junket.
Always wearing the scoop badge, Robert came back with an exclusive bit of upcoming film news : Seems Dwayne â€˜The Rockâ€™ Johnson, â€œRaceâ€ director Andy Fickman, and â€œHigh School Musicalâ€ moppet Zac Efron are teaming up for a feature film version of the cartoon classic â€œThe Adventures of Johnny Questâ€!
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.
â€˜â€™ I love the script, I love working with Andy…â€™â€™, Johnson tells Moviehole. â€œI don’t know if you’ve read the latest [draft] but it’s awesome and it’s badass and I haven’t read, this is what I told everyone over at Warner Bros., and I love the studio too by the way, you know, I had my experience with them with Get Smart and they were great, I hadn’t read an action script like that in a LONG time. And that action was unbelievable. That will happen.â€™â€™
Johnson confirms that heâ€™ll be Race Bannon, and that rumours suggesting Zac Efron might be Johnny Quest are on the money. Efron isnâ€™t a lock though â€“ and Johnsonâ€™s all ears. You see, in the source material the character is only twelve years old, but Efronâ€™s 17. â€˜â€™I loved Jonny Quest when I was a kid. If you go a little older, it gives you more, it allows you to be…it just gives you a bit more, you know. But then you want to honor it too, so… â€œ