"After months of rumors, it's finally been confirmed that High School Musical star Zac Efron has signed on to play the title role in Warner Bros.' planned live-action version of the popular '60s Hanna-Barbera cartoon show Jonny Quest.
L.A. Times' "Hero Complex" got the confirmation but mentions that Warner Bros. have been considering changing the name of the property to avoid the inevitably negative comparisons to Warner Bros.' flop Speed Racer, another live action movie based on a popular cartoon.
There's no word on who might be directing although previous rumors have pegged the team of Andy Fickman and Dwayne Johnson possibly reuniting for the third time after the recent Race to Mountain."
Okay, if you ask me, Jonny Quest is already falling into the same trap that Speed Racer did - DO NOT MAKE YOUR CHARACTERS OLDER THAN THEY ARE IN THE CARTOONS! Why do you think kids couldn't relate to Speed, Trixie and Spritle?!
And changing the name? Who wants to go see a movie based on a cartoon that they don't know is based on a cartoon?
BTW, I say Willem Dafoe for Dr. Benton Quest
Zac Efron tells High School Musical fans to get a life on Saturday Night Live
Looks like he does have a future outside of musicals.