“Producer Denise Di Novi (Catwoman) told the IGN FilmForce Web site that she’s moving ahead with a live-action movie adaptation of The Jetsons, the 1960s animated TV series, which she’s producing with Hanna-Barbera Productions. Di Novi told the site that the most recent draft of the screenplay was penned by Sam Harper (Cheaper by the Dozen).
Adam Shankman (Bringing Down the House) will reportedly direct the Warner Brothers movie.”
The producer of Catwoman…. If my instincts are correct, this does not bode well. Denise also produced New York Minute and a bunch of made-for-TV movies.
Sam Harper wrote Cheaper by the Dozen, which was a funny family film, so that gives me at least a little hope. But we all know what happens to scripts in the production process, don’t we? :-)
And then there is Shankman, who directed Bringing Down the House, which scores a whopping 34% at RottenTomatoes.com.
Can’t these people leave my childhood favorites alone? I have yet to see one of these efforts work. Lost in Space, The Flintstones, Scooby Doo… None of these worked as live action films, and I’ll bet that this one won’t either.
Source: Sci Fi Wire