Ugh, just ugh. Not much else to say regarding the casting here. The Rock sure as hell wouldn't be who I would pick in the roll. I wonder how many other Cartoons will be getting the live action treatment. What's next, Haley Joe Osment as Dexter in Dexter's Labratory: The Movie.
Warner Bros to Rock with "Johnny Bravo"
By Cathy Dunkley
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Warner Bros has bought the live-action feature film rights to Cartoon Network's half-hour series "Johnny Bravo" as a potential starring vehicle for wrestling hero the Rock.
"Johnny Bravo", a half-hour series that debuted in July 1997, is one of Cartoon Network's signature original shows, and has been a huge hit for the network.
The animated series is about a big-muscled, big haired sweet-talking wannabe ladies-man who sounds like Elvis, loves his mother and worships himself -- and continually proves to be his own worse enemy.
Neal Moritz and Marty Adelstein will produce for Warner Bros via their Original Film production banner. As yet, no writer has been hired to pen the script.
"When the Rock mentioned to Neal (Moritz) and myself he was a big fan of "Johnny Bravo" and thought it was a great idea for a movie, we thought it was a natural fit and potentially a great role for him to play, so we went aggressively after the property," said Adelstein.
The Rock was most recently in theatres with the modest hit "The Scorpion King."
The project marks the first live-action motion picture teaming of WB and its AOL Time Warner corporate sibling Cartoon Network. Warner Bros previously produced an animated feature of Cartoon Network's hit animated show called "The Powerpuff Girls: The Movie."
Even though Warner Bros live-action feature "Scooby-Doo" has spawned a new franchise for the studio, Cartoon Network, which broadcasts the original animated TV show on which that movie was based, had no part in the development or production of that feature. Rights to the original show were part of the Hanna-Barbera library, which was acquired by Time Warner through the Turner/Time Warner merger.
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