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Robert Rodriguez's Future Project: The Jetsons?

Robert Rodriguez's Future Project: The Jetsons?

Where does a director with Grindhouse and Spy Kids on his resume go next? Possibly to the future! At least, the future as envisioned by a 1960s cartoon. According to Hollywood Reporter, Rodriguez is in talks to direct a live-action version of the "The Jetsons" for Warner Bros.

At the same time, the director — whose highly entertaining Planet Terror was the far better half of Grindhouse — is also considering another TV-inspired project. According to the Hollywood Reporter:

At the same time, the helmer has met with Will Ferrell and Universal execs for helming duties on "Land of the Lost," based on the 1970s Sid and Marty Krofft fantasy TV series to which Ferrell is attached to star.

While no offers have been made, sources say "Jetsons" has the edge because its script, whose latest draft is by Adam Goldberg ("Fanboys"), is further along.

At first, it seemed pretty odd that Rodriguez would follow Grindhouse (not to mention Sin City and Once Upon a Time in Mexico) with a movie based on a cartoon. But then I remembered Spy Kids, which I haven't seen but I hear is excellent, so

In fact, the more I get to know his work, I'm increasingly impressed by Rodriguez's versatility as a director. With Sin City, Rodriguez crafted a very creative method for adapting a graphic novel, and though "The Jetsons" is a cartoon, I could see him coming up with a very cool look for that movie, too.

Unfortunately, the very first thing that came to mind when I heard this news was the absolutely dreadful big-screen version of The Flintstones that came out in 1994. Man, was that movie bad. I just hope that whomever ends up directing "The Jetsons" movie remembers what happened to "The Flintstones."

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uacosj uacosj 9 years
I cant imagine how he can pull of The Jetsons, should be very exciting.
aras8218 aras8218 9 years
Yes, i loved the Jetsons! And he would be a great one to do it. He also did that Lava Girl movie, um i can't think of the whole title.
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
The Jetson were probably my all time favorite cartoon.I can't wait. ****"Everything in life is only for now."-Avenue Q****
swwonder swwonder 9 years
This sounds like it could be a fun film.
katiey424 katiey424 9 years
Now we just have to figure out who will play who. I think Elisha Cuthbert as Judy would be great! :)
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Ah, Buzz, you make me smile! The Jetsons might have some promise since in the 60s it was looking ahead to the future and that future is now. It will be interesting to see how they handle the time lines.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Good catch on the Death Proof/Planet Terror mistake, guys! I was just, uh, keeping you on your toes. You passed the test! ;)
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
This guy is a creep. ~Give it to me Larry ~
krambow krambow 9 years
Beat me too it, I was going to say that Death Proof was not his, it was Quentins.
boxem180 boxem180 9 years
'Death Proof' was actually Tarantino's half, fyi.
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