A couple of weeks ago, The Rock told us a little bit about a potential live-action â€œJonny Questâ€ movie that he and â€œRace to Witch Mountainâ€ director Andy Fickman are circling. According to the big guy, thereâ€™d been discussions with â€˜itâ€™ boy of the moment Zac Efron about playing the title role.
I caught up with Efron today in Melbourne, where heâ€™s promoting the upcoming â€œ17 Againâ€, and managed to question the actor about his potential involvement in the film.
â€œYeah, Yeahâ€¦ itâ€™s a great idea; itâ€™d be very funâ€, Efron said.
The actor says the project is only in its infantile stage â€“ noting that itâ€™ll take years to put this one together.
â€œItâ€™s a long, long process. Itâ€™s so hard when people start leaking titbits. Theyâ€™re very, very early on [with it] â€“ not that it wonâ€™t happen happen, itâ€™s just early.â€
Efron continues, â€œPeople legitimately said to me today, â€˜So Footloose is coming out, right?â€™ Iâ€™m like â€˜No. The script is coming outâ€™.â€
So a â€œJonny Questâ€ movie is still a couple of years away then?
â€œMost definitelyâ€, 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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Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
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Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.