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BLIND ITEM: Warner Bros is Adapting This Hanna-Barbera Property As a Live-Action Film

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WRITER’S NOTE: The information presented in this article is by no means official, and the sources I’ve researched provide no solid confirmation of the legitimacy of said information. As such, please take the following with a MASSIVE grain of salt.

It’s almost Christmas, and hopefully all of you are currently enjoying it with your families and loved ones. At the same time, we still have some articles we have to get out to you, in what we hope will provide you with some solid reading material this holiday season. So why don’t we start the week off with a type of article I never thought I would write again this year (or ever)!

Yes, it’s time for another ‘blind item’ article. Much like last time, I absolutely can’t promise that there will be more. None of us at Rotoscopers (me included) are reputable film insiders, so consider these articles a special delicacy.

Once again, this rumor relates to a project brewing at Warner Bros. Pictures. Only this time, it’s not an animated movie. Rather, the studio is currently bouncing around the idea of developing a beloved Hanna-Barbera property as a live-action film.

From what I’ve heard, the screenplay is already written and is being bounced around to different directors. Three of the names mentioned as being on the studio’s shortlist are Justin Lin (Fast and Furious movies, Star Trek Beyond), Scott Derrickson (Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange), and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block, co-writer on Adventures of Tintin and Ant-Man). Production discussions are meant to begin at this time, assuming that things have fallen into place.

The studio also has a wish list of actors for a ‘high-profile’ male supporting role. Among the actors being looked at (possibly as shoo-ins) are Bradley Cooper, Idris Elba, and Will Smith.

Now, for some hints and clues as to what this property is. Yes, it was a TV show that was popular back in the 60’s (really the peak period for Hanna-Barbera). Yes, characters from this property will appear as part of a planned shared universe of animated films based on Hanna-Barbera’s overall library of properties (beginning with S.C.O.O.B. in 2018). No, the live-action film won’t take place within that universe (obviously). The most I can tell you is that the live-action film is being developed on a separate track, with hopes that it will (of course) launch its own film franchise.

My last hint, to end the article: the property in question is NOT Scooby-Doo!

EDIT: Okay, I think everyone has a good idea of what this movie is. So without giving it away, I’ll just post the link to the source article here for youy enjoyment. Remember, MASSIVE grain of salt!

What do you think? Any good guesses as to what this ‘mystery film/property’ is?

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About Brandon Smith

Brandon is your average nerd with a love for nerdy things (games, comics, anime/manga, etc.). He also loves reading and writing and plans to be an author someday. For now, he writes with passion and curiosity about the world of animation. He lives with his family in North Carolina and is currently attending college.
  • Space Ghost?

    • Davion Alexander Blackwíng

      Why would Warner do that? Don’t they have the super hero market covered with DC?

      • brandon

        Space Ghost isn’t it, but he’s not too far off.

        That’s all I’ll say.

        • Davion Alexander Blackwíng

          What a serious waste..

      • Matthew Latham

        Who knows… It might be Hanna Barbera that launches the super hero craze for WB, not DC

        • brandon

          Again, Space Ghost is not the property.

          Keep guessing 😉

    • Míriam

      Lol! I think he should stick to talk shows, that’s what he’s great at hahaha

      • brandon

        If you’re not afraid to read comics, check out the 2005 Joe Kelly mini-series and the current Future Quest ongoing. Space Ghost can be pretty cool when he’s shown as a straight-up superhero.

        • Míriam

          I’m not big in comics, but I believe you. A good story and character developing can go a long way. 🙂

  • Manuel Orozco

    I’ll be looking forward to the confirmation to see what the cartoon being adapted is.

  • jimmy

    The scrip is writing by roberto rodriguez
    you can check forbes article about this movie, the writer said he did read the script & he did mention the same directors & actors the studio want.

    • Manuel Orozco

      I’ve been waiting a long time for that to happen

      • brandon

        Just remember: MASSIVE grain of salt! It may or may not happen, and details vary depending on which report you look at.

        • Manuel Orozco

          I will try and keep that in mind

    • Míriam

      Woooooww that’d be soooo amazing!

    • Darren

      The PC police will make sure we have a Female Race Bannon.

  • Dave 52

    My guess would have to be Johnny Quest.

  • Quick Draw, it will be marketed as a superhero movie and will be in the DCEU, the movie’s title will be El KaBong.., yes I’m joking

  • losira

    Jonny. Quest of course my all time favorite since my childhood. ….just dont botch this up!…please!

  • Kill Kanan, save the show!

    This project was around forever. The Donners’ had a script with Johnny Quest going after Einstein’s Brain at one point. There may have been a couple other versions, too.

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