The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon will develop a big screen adaptation of the classic animated series The Jetsons for Warner Bros. Animation with an eye to direct.
The original animated series from Hanna-Barbera which debuted in 1962 chronicled the misadventures of The Jetsons family led by the father George. The series was set in 2062 and also featured George’s wife Jane, the teenage daughter Judy, the munchkin Elroy as well as the household robot Rosie and the family dog, Astro.
Warner Bros. has been trying to develop a live-action adaptation for the big screen since the late ’90s following the success of The Flinstones starring John Goodman and Rick Moranis in 1994. The studio previously worked with Adam Shankman and Robert Rodriguez on different versions, the latter of which had a script penned by The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg. Matt Lieberman was hired to write the most recent script in back in 2015.
Vernon who co-helmed Sausage Party with Greg Tiernan in 2016 also co-director previous animated films such as Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.
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10 Saturday Morning Cartoons That Could Make Successful Movies
If the Smurfs or Transformers movies have taught us anything, old Saturday morning cartoons are the new grade-A meat for the movie studios. Cartoons can be turned into animated movies, just look at the success of the Spongebob Squarepants movies, but they can also make successful live-action adaptations. Well, with Power Rangers coming out soon, an idea so silly it might as well have been a Saturday morning cartoon it’s time for studio execs to take a look at some of these hidden classics. There’s clearly a lot of money to be made adapting beloved children franchises.
I want to point out a key word to all of you guys in case you get mad at my list. I don’t necessarily know if all of these cartoons could make good movies, but I’m pretty sure they could turn a profit and be considered successful. Some of these can be enjoyable and they’re ones you might not necessarily expect. If I forgot about your favorite Saturday morning cartoon, head to the comment section and let me know!
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