Robert Rodriguez To Film Jetsons Movie Next Year?

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 5:17 pm,

If Robert Rodriguez wasn’t a busy enough man, he goes and adds yet another project onto his to-do list. He has his first ever fully fledged sci-fi movie coming out next year called Nerverackers, his full-length version of the Machete fake trailer from Grindhouse currently in development, he’s heavily involved with the Predator sequel/reboot (retitled Predators) which has a tentative release for next year, and of course there’s the long awaited sequel to Sin City (which Rodriguez says he’s already talked with some of the key players about).

So what has Rodriguez added to his already overflowing plate? A live-action Jetsons movie.

Rodriguez’ 21st century live-action Jetsons movie, an update of the classic ’60s and ’80s cartoon, has apparently been in development for some time. Rodriguez even mentioned it himself as upcoming when news first broke of the Predator reboot that he’ll be helping to produce. However, with all the other projects he has going, it seemed like an adaptation of the space-set cartoon series was the last thing on his agenda. And yet that appears not to be the case, not in the slightest.

According to Rodriguez (in talking with MTV), he has been developing The Jetsons movie for a while now and he even hopes to get filming it as early as next year. An early draft of the script was written by Adam F. Goldberg (Fanboys), but a new draft is currently being worked on. Although Rodriguez confirms it will be live-action, he was predictably tight-lipped on any plot or casting details.

If Rodriguez is serious about all of these projects he has lined up for himself (there is nothing to suggest he isn’t), he sure will be ultra-busy for at least the next three years. And I don’t know if it’s just me but The Jetsons seems like it’ll be quite difficult to successfully translate from cartoon to live-action.

However, Rodriguez has shown before (with at least the first Spy Kids movie) that he can successfully make a “light and fun” movie as well as his contrasting violent, foul language-filled projects like From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City and Desperado. I fondly remember The Jetsons from when I was younger, and I am willing to put my faith in Rodriguez that he’ll make something worthwhile out of it for the big-screen.

Hopefully Hollywood has learned something from the Land of the Lost debacle, and will make this film more in line with its cartoon roots.

Do you think The Jetsons will successfully translate from cartoon to live-action?

The Jetsons is listed as in-development for a release sometime in 2012.

Source: MTV (thanks to /Film)

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  1. I hope he manages to straddle the line between kid-friendly and funny for adults. Kind of like Pixar does it.

    Vic

  2. I sense “The Flintstones” all over again. Let’s just hope that Will Ferrell isn’t cast as George….

  3. this guy seems to know what he’s doing with movies (El Mariachi) so it should be interesting

  4. Just keep Will Farrell and Jim Carey far away from this.
    ;-)

  5. I would like to see George Clooney as George Jetson, I know him and Robert are pals…and George is cool.
    But, studio will take in Will Ferrell and act like a complete fool-tool again.

  6. Steve Carell for George Jetson!

  7. @ Andy S
    “The Flinstones” was a good movie. It’s the sequel that was garbage.

  8. Very interesting I loved the Jetson’s.

  9. Steve Carell would be great as George! Great idea BJ!

  10. Steve Carell is like Will Ferrell now, he is in everything, and doing basically the same thing right? How about another Steve, more like Stephen, Stephen Colbert as George Jetson?

  11. Either Danny DiVito or Jason Alexander as Mr Spacely

  12. It will only work if Danny Devito plays Mr. Spacely

  13. Hoping someone on the set discovers my Jetscapes for the backdrop of some scenes! Visit my websites Jetscapes.com for art that’s truly out of this world

  14. Mr. Rodriguez

    I don’t know if you have any ideas about who would be playing the characters but I have a few suggestions Spacely Sproct can be either Jason Alexander from Seinfeld fame or Danny DeVito for elroy cole or dylan sprouse would be a good choice depending on age

  15. Personally I think mike myers or robin williams should do the voice of “Astro”

  16. I am a bit of a Jetsons fan.I have been waiting for along time to see live action version.Please keep me in the loop if possible.Good luck with film.If not produced yet maybe West Michigan can be location.Lots of sights and cheap.Thanks

  17. A live action movie set into the future by the year 2062 a simple family man/working father led by George Jetson he is the father of two children and husband of Jane Jetson his wife and friends family friends and neighbors too inspired from 1962-88 television series created by Hanna-Barbera/Warner Bros.Animation and a live action film will be filming next year in 2014 as soon as possible.thanks for the information about your comments in your opinion.From:Wayne

  18. A spinoff of a popular cartoon series about the futuristic family set by the year 2062. 100 years into the future a simple family man/working father named George Jetson is the father of two children and husband of Jane Jetson also his companions Alice the Robot Astro the dog Henry the maintenance man Mr.Spacely his big boss his rival Mr.Cogswheel and all others based from a television series from 1962-88 on ABC and in syndication as well on Cartoon Network and Boomerang Channel(CN 2) .thanks for the information about your comments in your opinion.From:Wayne

  19. I would absolutely love to see a live action Jetsons movie, but everytime Hollywood makes a movie based off a cartoon series they ruin it. Every single time. They will inevitably cast each character poorly, because they always do. Unfortunatey, I have very little faith in this movie even though I would love to see it IF they could get it right. Which they most likely won’t.