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WB sends ‘Jonny Quest’ to bigscreen

Mazeau to adapt Hanna-Barbera series

Warner Bros. wants to send Jonny Quest on his first bigscreen adventure.

Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter, who have the vidgame-based “Hitman” bowing in October from Fox, will produce the live-action adaptation of the popular 1960s animated TV series from Hanna-Barbera, with Dan Mazeau penning the script.

Series revolved around a young boy who travels the world with his scientist father, adopted brother from India, Bandit the bulldog, and a government agent assigned to protect them as they go on their adventures investigating scientific mysteries.

The show, which is owned by Warner Bros. Animation, aired during primetime on ABC in 1964, lasting only one season. It was updated in the late ’80s and ’90s as “The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest” on the Cartoon Network. Property’s also been spun off as a comicbook from DC.

Askarieh, a longtime fan of the series, is hoping to turn the property into a family-friendly adventure franchise — something the studio is clearly looking for now that “Harry Potter” is winding down.

Mazeau recently sold his fantasy adventure spec “Land of Lost Things” to Paramount Pictures’ Nickelodeon Films, with Arnold and Anne Kopelson producing.

Warner Bros. execs Dan Lin and Matt Reilly will oversee “Jonny Quest” at the studio, which is lensing another film version of an iconic ’60s TV series, “Speed Racer.”

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