‘The Jetsons’ Animated Movie To Be Developed By ‘Sausage Party’ Co-Director | Film News
Does a film count as a reboot if it’s been in development since the 90s? Because that’s how long the proposed Jetsons movie has been sitting around, but it might finally be moving forward.
While the futuristic family has been involved in straight-to-DVD crossovers, Warner Bros. still has plans for a feature length adventure and have tapped Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon to develop the project further. Vernon isn’t yet confirmed to direct the project but that’s very likely if the studio likes his vision.
To show you how long this thing has been in development, it was originally envisioned as live-action adaptation in the wake of the success of its prehistoric sister series The Flinstones and its box office 1994 hit. Paramount and Universal have both attempted a live-action version but Warner Bros. have held the rights since the 90s and nothing has got off the ground.
The addition of Vernon now gives the project a chance of finally making some progress. While Sausage Party was hardly the most critically acclaimed film of 2016, it reeled in around $140 million on a $20 million budget and was a hit with the kind of demographic Warner Bros. would aim for with The Jetsons.
Don’t expect The Jetsons to have much in common with a profanity-laced film about anthropomorphic food though, but Vernon will likely be tasked with bringing the franchise into the 21st century – or rather, back to the 21st century.
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