The news comes just a week after the death of John Stephenson, who voiced the role of Johnny Quest's father, Benton C. Quest, in the beloved 1960s TV series.

The show was revived in the late 1980s.

As for the film, Superman director Richard Donner was involved in one project in the early 1990s, and Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson were briefly attached to a version in 2010, with Peter Segal among the frontrunners to direct.