Zac Efron to Play Jonny Quest in Film Adaptation of Cartoon

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After the Wachowski Brothers failed to attract audiences with the fast-talking, live-action fim version of the Japanese anime Speed Racer, those working on the adaptation of Hannah-Barbera's Jonny Quest cartoon seem to be wary of going the same route.

According to /film, teen heartthrob Zac Efron has joined the cast as the adventure-seeking Jonny Quest. However, the film will not be named after the cartoon's title character, a move meant to attract new audiences in addition to longtime fans in hopes of the new franchise succeeding where Speed Racer did not.

Although no director is on board for the project, Race to Witch Mountain's Andy Fickman is rumored to have been tapped. Dwayne Johnson, who starred in Witch Mountain, is also rumored to be part of the Quest cast.

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