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The Live-Action "Jonny Quest" Film Lives

By Garth Franklin Saturday December 21st 2013 11:32AM

Filmmaker Peter Segal ("Get Smart," "Grudge Match") says that the long-gestating live action movie based on the classic 1960's Hanna-Barbera sci-fi adventure series" Jonny Quest" movie is still in the works.

Segal has been attached to the Warner Bros. Pictures project since 2008 and tells ComingSoon that he hopes it'll be the next film of his to go forward:

"I would love to make that my next movie. We just hired a writer to do another pass. We already have a very good script. Then we go through budgeting hell and trying to get it into shape."

"Quest" told the thrilling stories of a young boy who accompanied his scientist father on extraordinary escapades investigating scientific mysteries around the world.

Joining him was his adopted brother from Calcutta, his pet bulldog pup, and the government agent assigned to protect them. The original one-season series was revived in the 80's and 90's on the Cartoon Network.

Dan Mazeau ("Wrath of the Titans") penned an earlier draft of the film's script with both Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson rumored for the roles of Quest and Bannon respectively back in 2009. Richard Donner and Lauren Shuler Donner previously attempted to bring 'Quest' to the big screen in 1994.

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