Posted on Friday, December 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
Way back in 2008, Peter Segal was linked to the live-action feature adaptation of Hanna-Barbera’s Jonny Quest. At the time, there was even word that the film could hit by Summer 2009. Of course, that didn’t quite pan out. Segal’s next directorial effort turned out to be Prodigy Bully, a Fox sitcom that failed to make it past the pilot stage, and then he returned to features this year with Grudge Match.
But now that Grudge Match is over and done with, Segal may turn his attention back to Jonny Quest. In fact, he says, they’ve got a writer working on it right now. Hit the jump for the latest on the project.
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After months of rumors, Hero Complex has confirmed that Zac Efron has signed on to play the title lead role in a big screen live-action adaptation of Johnny Quest. If that doesn’t get you angry, the following bit might be just enough to get your blood boiling. According to Boucher, Warner Bros wants to change the title to something other than Johnny Quest entirely, in hopes to prevent another Speed Racer.
Because we all know that Speed Racer failed at the box office because audiences were turned off by the film’s title, right? Oh wait… That wasn’t it all all, was it? May be it was because the main audience of the Wachowski Brothers, teenagers and adults, were turned off by the prospect of a 135-minute kids film, and kids thought it looked more goofy than cool. Either way, I don’t have much faith for this big screen adaptation with, or without the Johnny Quest title.
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