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Rodriguez has a kid named Rocket, but is he making THE JETSONS?

Published at: May 8, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here... the folks over at Latino Review seem to be saying Robert Rodriguez is making THE JETSONS for Warner Brothers based upon... well, the JETSONS. Well, I had to call Robert today anyway, so I rang him to get the lowdown on this. He's only just returned from far off sandy countries, where he was meeting on mysterious things. But he tells me that Warners brought him a whole host of things to take a look at, and the one he was curious about was THE JETSONS, he has not signed to make it his next film, but he is curious about the project, and depending on how the script comes along, he may or may not make the film. But no ink is apparently anywhere near being put into the pen that would eventually be placed into his hand, for the contract that has yet to be set into the motion of negotiation, that would result into an agreement that this pen, which does not exist, would be signing. That said, Robert said there was something on the horizon that he'd let me know about, if things work, stars line up and the world smiles upon the project that would be unbelievably cool.... that "is right up your and my alley!" So we'll have to wait and see. Oh - and I did ask Robert if a miraculous script did appear instantly, and the magical contract were negotiated and completed... could he even make THE JETSONS due to the fact that Warner Bros is a DGA signatory, and Robert said, he could do it, but as Financial Core. Which is essentially, a technicality, underwhich he could make a film for a studio that's tied to the DGA. Which essentially means, Robert is in play... everywhere.

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  • May 8, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    First posters are huge LOSERS

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Jetsons movie?? ABOUT TIME!

  • May 8, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Nommer Een!

    by Jakes Nel

    Ha!

  • May 8, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    close

    by RedEyeDistrict

    oh so close

  • May 8, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    I feel like such a loser now...

    by Jakes Nel

    ...

  • May 8, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    From the director of "Spy Kids" and "Sin City"...

    by MonteCristo

    That oughta be some interesting advertisement.

  • May 8, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Hulk Hogan for Mr. Spacely !!!!

    by The Atomic Worm

    Jetson, you're fired brother !!!!

  • May 8, 2007, 7:44 p.m. CST

    THIS YEAR'S LITTLE MISS FLINTSTONES!!!

    by Err

    Yabba-dabba-don't.

  • May 8, 2007, 7:44 p.m. CST

    DANNY DEVITO SHOULD BE MR. SPACELY!!!

    by Err

    bwahahaha

  • May 8, 2007, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Hayden Panettiere MUST be Judy

    by TheAFLACDuck

    I think that's a given.

  • May 8, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    casting

    by sokitome

    william H. Macy as George Jetson joan allen as Jane Jetson Elisha Cuthbert as Judy Jetson kid from superman as elroy cgi scooby as cgi astro

  • May 8, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Sounds to me...

    by Jakes Nel

    ... like Robert and Harry are up each others "alleys" all the time. See what I did there? Homo-joke!

  • May 8, 2007, 7:46 p.m. CST

    oh dear god, no

    by Magic Rat

    That was a dumb cartoon and it's going to be a dumb movie, probably something like Inspector Gadget, and it'll bomb at the box office. I say no.

  • May 8, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    It had better be a hard R...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Don't we have to demand that on every film? Seriously, first this is yet another I just got off the phone story, does Harry post any other type anymore? Secondly, is there really any serious fanbase for The Jetsons? Isn't this just a case of Hollywood greenlighting any reimagining of an existing property rather than having to read new, original scripts...

  • May 8, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    OPTIMUS PRIME AS ROSIE!!!! He talked to Travolta.......

    by wackybantha

    ......about his experience making HAIRSPRAY and the rest is historyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 8, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    ROSIE O'DONNEL MUST PLAY ROSIE THE ROBOT!!!

    by Err

    If not, this movie'll blow.

  • May 8, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Flames on Rosie the Robot = Lips on Astro

    by Err

    It's true.

  • May 8, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Stephen Hawking says....

    by wackybantha

    ...DON'T MAKE ME ANGRY. YOU WOULDN'T LIKE ME WHEN I'M ANGRY.

  • May 8, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    The pet with springs for legs GOTTA EAT.

    by Err

    it's true.

  • May 8, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    I vote for CG Sccoby Doo to play CG Astro!!!

    by wackybantha

    Oh, wait a minute......CG DOGS SUCK!!!

  • May 8, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Hulk Hogan....

    by Aslans Chewing Gum

    and he said he's playing the title character in the new Thundar The Barbarian live action film.

  • May 8, 2007, 8:04 p.m. CST

    I'd prefer RR's talent be used on something I'll watch.

    by Toxic Frog

    As in, something that's not The Jetsons.

  • May 8, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST

    William H. Macy as George, Danny DeVito as Spacely!

    by Sherman_Lives

    And with Macy in the lead, let's get David Mamet to write the script!

  • May 8, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Err and Sokitome are brilliant

    by Sherman_Lives

    Needed to be said.

  • May 8, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Talk about another Development Hell movie...

    by Triumph poops!

    For crying out loud, talk about a "name" property that you would think would have been fast tracked to the big screen ages ago. This thing has been in development hell for ages. I remember when they announced this as going into immediate production with Chevy Chase starring in it, and that was waaaaaay back when Chevy was a hot Hollywood property and in Chase features were in demand.<P>Uh...I think there was a time like that. Well, least Hollywood thought so.

  • May 8, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    I would love for him not to make The Jetsons.

    by Frank Black

    It wasn't even a great cartoon! Let's see a Jonny Quest movie or even Hong Kong Phooey would beat the Jetsons. If Robert even has time to entertain the idea of making this movie he is obviously not having nearly enough sex with Rose McGowan and if he is in play, why the f*ck didn't he just make the John Carter Warlord of Mars movie? The Jetsons, Warner Bros come here I need to whisper something in your ear... SLAP!!!

  • May 8, 2007, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Madman!! Madman!!

    by Cool Hand Gandalf

    I can only hope that is the film he is referring to. I know he owns the films rights.

  • May 8, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Hugh Laurie for George Jetson

    by Shermdawg

    You know you want it.<br><br>*logs out*

  • May 8, 2007, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Rodriguez has a lot of talent but little focus

    by hktelemacher

    Or is it the other way around? Either way, I like some of his movies.

  • May 8, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Tim Allen IS George Jetson!

    by bishopfan85

    Been thinking it since the Flintstones movie came out (hopefully this will be better).

  • May 8, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST

    did everyone miss...

    by skaul80

    the fact that rodriguez just returned from 'far off sandy countries' or that there might be a project 'right up your [harry's] alley'? maybe????? 'john carter of mars'??

  • May 8, 2007, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Macy as Jetson for sure...

    by NubtheSquirrel

    He would be perfect for the part. DeVito as Mr. Spacely is inspired but obvious. Mandy Moore as Judy Jetson is my pick there. How about Marcia Cross as Jane? Or Carla Gugino? Either way. Although I leaning towards Gugino...

  • May 8, 2007, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Harry, stop the shitty creative writing!

    by Spice-Orange

    GOD DAMN that was hard to read. my head hurts. Just give us the "news"! this didn't "aint it cool how i can sound like Jack Sparrow in every article news". this is "show me news on new fuckin movies and shit and stuff about werewolves, beanpoles, little miss sunshines, vampires, zombie bruce paltrows, flames on optiumus, tits on batman, bad script on spider man, werewolf zombie vampires, TOO SOONs, and omgz lost sucks/is awesome news site to the max". word. oh, and you have to have people rant about stupid things in the TB, too. :) /irony.

  • May 8, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    hmm... Carla Gugino...

    by Spice-Orange

    I'd like to show her my Spacely Sprocket. *wink wink nudge nudge*

  • May 8, 2007, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Gugino has the "hot mom"

    by Andyrooskie

    Gugino has the "hot mom" thing going on, more so than McGowan. And that dog from Wishbone should play Astro. Just because.

  • May 8, 2007, 9:14 p.m. CST

    I can't even muster the enthusiasm to think of a cast

    by blackmantis

    We need a Jetson's movie like we need a New Kids on the Block reunion.

  • May 8, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST

    They Already Tried This. It was called "Lost In Space".

    by uss cygnus

    Or Pluto Nash, I forget.

  • May 8, 2007, 9:18 p.m. CST

    One of the dullest of the well-known 'toons...

    by CatVutt

    Seriously, even as a kid, that thing put me to sleep.

  • May 8, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    You just KNOW this could happen!

    by garypleace

    Jim Carrey as George with Jenny McCarthy as Jane - SOMEBODY is thinking this in Hollywoodland!

  • May 8, 2007, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Weak Sauce

    by RokurGepta

    nuff said

  • May 8, 2007, 9:27 p.m. CST

    could a GI JOE live action film be in the works?

    by RokurGepta

    what about Peanuts? or Johnny Quest? Will they ruin every cartoon we grew up with? Next they'll tell us Michael Bay is doing Robotech...

  • May 8, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Does this mean

    by dtwookieman

    Does this mean that Quentin Tarantino is going to come in for 30 minutes and direct 1/2 a second of film footage then start slapping his unglody ugly mug on it saying that it is his movie and then get a figure made in his likeness fom it then do the talk show circuit telling everyone that his shit doesn't stink and that no one else is capable of wiping his ass after he shits and that this is the greatest thing anyone is ever going to see and that even though he had absolutely nothing with getting it made or financed he is going to tell everyone that he has had this in the works since day one and that no one else is as capable of a director as he is and that he is getting tired of having to keep getting both his arms re-cast form all the times he has broken them patting himself on the back and that he almost broke his neck when he bent over to kiss his own ass. Geez, I hate this hack of a filmmaker. Hey Quentin, here's an idea, how about you make a movie that isn't glamourizing killers or thugs or gangsters and how about making a movie that shows cops in a good light and showing criminals for what they are, scumbags. And quit putting your mug on projects that you had absolutely nothing to do with *cough cough* *Hostel, Hero, Chunking Express*.

  • May 8, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Sin City 2....

    by Boromir187

    I thought he was already in pre-production on Sin City 2? Joe Carnahan just stated online the other day that Robert already showed him some early footage from it and it looked absolutely amazing! Now I am just plain confused.

  • May 8, 2007, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Jane's got a machine gun leg except it shoots

    by corvette63

    freakin lasers...

  • May 8, 2007, 9:34 p.m. CST

    I can't wait...

    by robotdevil

    I can't wait to see that scene of George sitting at work pressing that button over and over again, and then Mr. Spacely's head appears on that screen and he yells at George... funny, funny stuff... exciting too.

  • May 8, 2007, 9:35 p.m. CST

    MADMAN

    by casinoskunk

    Harry, ask that dude what is going on with Mike Allred's Madman Adaptaion. I cannot wait for that one to take the world by storm.

  • May 8, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Micky Rourke as George, Tarantino as Spacely

    by rhcp2sweet

    that I would watch

  • May 8, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    I can see the lameness now

    by RokurGepta

    Tim Allen as George, or maybe the boss guy from Office Space as George. <p> And we all now Coggsley is Danny De-vito. <p> Maybe Edie Falco as Jane

  • May 8, 2007, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Doomed to repeat it...

    by Maxer

    Steven Spielberg fresh off Jurassic Park and a string of other great movies doing Flintstones is going to be a mega hit! Robert Rodriguez fresh off a string of great movies doing Jetsons is going to be a mega hit!

  • May 8, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Im With Dr Gonzo

    by georges garvaren

    It's the best idea to ever be thought.

  • May 8, 2007, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Cheech Marin would be Cogsley

    by RokurGepta

    George Lopez would be... George...

  • May 8, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Dr. Gonzo

    by dtwookieman

    That wasn't what I was trying to say. The Sopranos is one of my favortie shows. And I enjoy a lot of movies where the main characters are criminals or bad guys. What I meant by that statement was that every single movie he makes has the same type of person as the lead. Either a criminal, or a killer, or a gangster, or someone who likes to antagonize. Shoot, even though he didn't direct From Dusk Till Dawn, who were the main "heroes"? Guys who had just committed a string of crimes and had no qualms about killing a Sheriff, or a convenience store clerk. I'm just trying to say why doesn't he come up with someone new as his main hero or character. Not the same type that is a fabrication or a characterization of his previous heroes. I graduated form film school, and there are a lot of peoples written just about him and this particular topic in general, about how it's getting kind of boring and tiring that all he seems to make are movies about criminals or some type of gangsters, or assassins, etc.. Sorry if you thought I was moralizing, I was just stating that after 2 or 3 pictures, I got bored with it. I went and say Grindhouse, saw Planet Terror, saw the ads, then left before Tarantinos movie. And everyone I know who stayed for it said they either fell asleep, or were so bored by it by the time he got to the action, that they were tempted to walk out at that point. Sorry if you misunderstood what I meant.

  • May 8, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Best scene in Planet Terror...?

    by Osmosis Jones

    Rodriguez's son taking a bullet to the face in revenge for writing Shark Boy & Lava Girl...

  • May 8, 2007, 10:05 p.m. CST

    That would be hilarious...

    by Boromir187

    George Lopez as "George Jetson", Salma Hayek as "Jane", Cheech Marin as "Mr. Spacely", and Danny Trejo as "Rosie". Now we just need to figure out what characters the following actors are playing: Tito Larriva, Freddy Rodriguez, Antonio Banderas, Ruben Blades, and Quentin Tarantino.

  • May 8, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Sorry about my misspelled words.

    by dtwookieman

    Sorry that I misspelled so many words, I was writing so fast and I never really pay attention to where the letters are at on the keyboard. The main point of my original post is though that I hate the fact that this guy is slapping his ugly mug on so many things he had nothing to do with. He only directed about 5 or 6 minutes of Sin City, but yet, to hear him talk about it in all the interviews, he made it sound like that it was his project, and that he got all the funding for it, etc... ANd the part he did direct, I felt almost ruined the rest of the movie, with the way he just started putting the random colors going by shining through the window and hitting Clive and Benecio's faces. And I know people who think that he wrote the movies Hero and Hostel and others because he put his egotistical egomaniacal ungodly ugly face on the posters, same as Iron Monkey. That's one reason I can't stand him.

  • May 8, 2007, 10:25 p.m. CST

    What the Hell is this "Cogsley" crap?

    by TheAFLACDuck

    It's Cogswell! and it's obvious that he should be played by Gordon Jump ... well, if he were still alive.

  • May 8, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Casting

    by And Nicolas Cage as Fu Manchu

    Salma Hayek as Jane, Penelope Cruz as Judy, and they re-enact the kiss from Bandidas (the only worthwhile part of that movie).<br><br>And where is my Wacky Races movie? Hopefully the Speed Racer movie ushers in a new era of racing-centric cartoon-to=film adaptations. I want my 21st century CGI-assisted Penelope Pitstop in all her budget Hanna Barbera animated, hotter than Gadget from Rescue Rangers, Compact-Pussycat driving glory. ^^;

  • May 8, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    atleast i learned..

    by Ducayne

    atleast i learned something to look into from this article. two words... financial core

  • May 8, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    sorry it's been at least 15 years

    by RokurGepta

    since I've watched the Jetsons, scuse me for not remembering the name correctly...

  • May 8, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST

    This should be a prequel to the series

    by The Grey Ghost

    And it should focus on the mass racial genocide that irradiated the entire surface of the Earth. <br><br> JETT-SONNNN!!!

  • May 8, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Damn you, Mary Jane Watson

    by ludmir88

    you're a bitch!!!

  • May 8, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Strange...

    by a rolling stone

    I don't remember there being Mexicans in the future.

  • May 9, 2007, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Environmental disater = we'll all live on stilts

    by Merkin Muffley

    Melt the ice caps already! Oobah doobah!

  • May 9, 2007, 12:03 a.m. CST

    The ...

    by ludmir88

    Goblin Surfer vs. The Silver Surfer who will bore us more?

  • May 9, 2007, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Jeff Daniels

    by Merkin Muffley

    Was BORN to play George Jetson COME ON!!

  • May 9, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    The Grindhouse Flop!!!

    by ludmir88

    The Grindhouse Flop!!!

  • May 9, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    steve martin as george

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    actually i dont give a damn, this show had no action. when i watch movies about the future i need action or comedy. this show had none of that. eek op.

  • May 9, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    jetsons viva rock vegas

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    was far superior to the first jetsons movie by steven speilberg.

  • May 9, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    if there is a GI JOE film sometime ..

    by ludmir88

    it won't be anyone to kill. Nobody dies!!

  • May 9, 2007, 12:27 a.m. CST

    The Jetsons: The Next Generation

    by Napoleon Park

    As someone who watched first run Jetsons on Sunday nights in prime time, I know how to do this. Set the property a quarter century further into the future. Use the late '80s rumored casting and turn it into a Chevy Chase/Goldie Hawn vehicle. Cast Tiffany Darwish as Judy; since casting her as Judy in the animated movie wrecked her popstar career's forward momentum and credibility, they owe her this. Ricky Schroeder - he likes to be called ricky again - as Elroy. I see Meredith Eaton as Spacely. (She has to be Eaton because if she was fucken she'd break.) Then release it as a double feature with Quentin Tarantino's "Jonny Quest" (with a bunch of fake toy commercials and promos for fictional, satirical upcoming shows in between the two features) and give it a generically descriptive name like "Saturday Morning TV". Do both features as such hard Rs they're practically soft NC-17s and then release it on Christmas day. or, if there's any way to arrange it, on the day of a former president's funeral. In comedy timing is... *** ...everything. *** Really, I have no problem with the director of Sin City raping my childhood, as long as they work in a Max Headroom cameo. With the female robot from Metropolis as Rosie, only gold plated like R2D2, and the mechanical owl from "Clash of the Titans" as Astro, voiced by Frank Welker. *** HK, have RR and QT call me - tell them to leave a number on the machine, I don't have caller ID.) *** Damn, Dennis Miller makes this look so easy...

  • May 9, 2007, 12:40 a.m. CST

    There is no reason to make this that I can think of.

    by superninja

    The Jetsons weren't even as entertaining as the Flintstones. George's jerk boss was the best character.

  • May 9, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    why does dtwookieman hate QT so much?

    by skaul80

    he produces and funds the domestic releases of films he likes. does that make him evil?

  • May 9, 2007, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Harry

    by Vadakin

    did you ask him how he felt about Grindhouse being split up around the world?

  • May 9, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Don't forget the Smurphs Movie

    by RokurGepta

    or what about a Land of the Lost Movie? or a Bionic Six Movie? How about they Ruin Captain N? And why Not bring back Denver the Last Dinosaur in a full length feature film? Thundarr the Barbarian Movie? <p> For realz though, I did hear about either a Thundercats Movie, or a re-imagining of the Thundercats cartoon.... <p> Must the destroy everything good from the 80's?

  • May 9, 2007, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Another vote for Devito as Spacely

    by DrSarcasm

    The only problem now is finding a suitable George.

  • May 9, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Sweet

    by Horror Freak

    i think that he's probably the only one who would be able to get it done right.

  • May 9, 2007, 1:23 a.m. CST

    This is going to ROCK !!!

    by keninla3

    a source at Warners told me this is written by the same Fanboy that wrote "fanboys" Adam F. Goldberg, who is also producing the remake of Night of The Living Dorks... he gets it !

  • May 9, 2007, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Macy and Mamet do JETSONS?

    by palimpsest

    I'm still giggling about that idea from early in the talkback: Judy: Why's space called space? George: Cos it's full of space, you fucking fucksack. JETSONS: IN SPACE NO-ONE CAN HEAR YOU PULLING THE PERFECT FUCKING CON. And so on...

  • May 9, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Kristen Dunst must be in it!

    by Harold The Great

    It would fail without her.

  • May 9, 2007, 2:07 a.m. CST

    William H Macy as George Jetson

    by deadboy1313

    I thought of George and immediately thought of him......and don't even think of anyone but Devito as Spacely!

  • May 9, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Sherman Hemsley is Spacely

    by playahatersball

    end of discussion.

  • May 9, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST

    A REMAKE/ADAPTATION?!?! LET THE WHINING BEGIN!!!!

    by Playkins

    Can't wait to hear all the Lava Girl/Spy Kids blahblahblah sucked moaning!

  • May 9, 2007, 2:21 a.m. CST

    correction...

    by Playkins

    I instaposted without seeing the length of the thread.... the whining has VERY MUCH begun.

  • May 9, 2007, 2:23 a.m. CST

    RokurGepta: A SMURFS movie....

    by Playkins

    ...done as a SATIRE could be absolutely BRILLIANT. Could be the easiest thing to turn into a big joke since the Brady Bunch.

  • May 9, 2007, 2:41 a.m. CST

    Must the destroy everything good from the 80's?

    by Napoleon Park

    Inquiring Gepta wants to know: "Must the destroy everything good from the 80's?" *** Oh yes, oh Ghod yes, yes. Devastate, crush, parody, humiliate, satirize, disrespect, abominate and diminish all that is the fluffy haired shoulder padded Me and MTV generation decade. All must be destroyed. Until your people rise up and overthrow the oppressive shackles of the baby boomers who refuse to ever mature, even as they grow old and weak, so it will be. All that is of the holy '60s is sacred and must be revered and all that is of the weak and puny, commercialized, censored, kiddy pap '80s will be crushed and your childhoods brutally sodomized for our wicked enjoyment. Have She-Ra cleansed and oiled and prepare my nipple piercing device and light the candles. Knight Rider eats cheeseburgers off the floor - you must be made to see that this is so. *** Seriously, since they already have a Spider-Man and Iceman, who do you like for Firestar in the live action "Spider-man and His Amazing Friends" movie? She must be a real redhead, slim, under 20 and have large breasts and incredibly perky nipples and be willing to perform in a painted on yellow liquid latex costume. Also, petite enough to make Tobey Maguire look like a man.

  • May 9, 2007, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Land of the Lost?? Why?

    by StanTheCritic

    With Will Ferrell? I would rather see a live action GI JOE.

  • May 9, 2007, 2:50 a.m. CST

    My vote for George

    by a rolling stone

    Steve Carell with a dye job. Thoughts?

  • May 9, 2007, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Playkins

    by RokurGepta

    AGREED!!! if done right it'd be ABSOSMURFLY BRILLIANT. Damn it, now I really do want a SMURFS movie... Powers that be HEAR ME ROAR, SMURFS NOW!!!!

  • May 9, 2007, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Rodriguez has a beer and cheats on his wife.

    by mr. brownstone

    for real.

  • May 9, 2007, 3:51 a.m. CST

    oh shit

    by RokurGepta

    he really is doing a Land of the Lost Movie... he'll probably do both of these movies with a superfluous amount of really bad 3D.. *sigh*

  • May 9, 2007, 4:37 a.m. CST

    His Boy Elroy...?

    by MarkoOhNo

    Shia LaBeouf. It's already in stone. :P

  • May 9, 2007, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Here's An Odd Idea...

    by MarkoOhNo

    Adam Sandler as George Jetson.

  • May 9, 2007, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Another...

    by MarkoOhNo

    Alec Baldwin as Mr Spacely. Except... well, he'd spend more time bitching out Elroy & Judy rather than George....

  • May 9, 2007, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Rosie...

    by MarkoOhNo

    Rosie O'Donnell.

  • May 9, 2007, 4:50 a.m. CST

    was anyone even asking for this?

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    words cannot begin to describe how unexcited i am.

  • May 9, 2007, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Daughter Judy

    by MarkoOhNo

    There's scores of unbelievably gorgeous and talented, relatively unknown young actresses, today, who'd be well-suited. Emily VanCamp for instance. But, if dumbass execs have their way, you'll see either Jessica Simpson, Hillary Duff, or Lindsay Lohan in this role. :P

  • May 9, 2007, 4:56 a.m. CST

    That's What's So Brilliant About It...

    by MarkoOhNo

    It's like a really nice surprise, y'know? Like when you get several pair of nice warm socks from your grandparents for Christmas.

  • May 9, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Jane...

    by MarkoOhNo

    Gosh. Idk. Umm... Janeane Garofalo I guess...? lol

  • May 9, 2007, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Firestar - Napoleon Park

    by NachoNegro

    Damn good call - Firestar was hot as f*ck. For those who don't remember, she was just like the Human Torch - the only difference being she was a horny 17 year old college chick with massive tits. Surely putting her in Spidey IV is a no-brainer?

  • May 9, 2007, 5:49 a.m. CST

    This is a joke right?

    by ImJustABill

    Yet more proof that the left coast has lost it's mind.

  • May 9, 2007, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Sin City 2 MUST be next!!!!

    by Karl Childers

    Fuck a duck. Maybe he's waiting for Miller to finish The Spirit first?

  • May 9, 2007, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Cogswell Cogs? Burt Reynolds.

    by squidman

    ... or Jon Voight.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Mr spacely gotta eat !

    by knifeandfork

    Seriously, im shocked that its taken this long for a jetson film to happen . Lets hope its better than the fucking flinstones movie (rosie o donnell as betty ? Thats serious miscasting there).Oh and bryan cranston for george jetson and Danny devito for mr spacely .

  • May 9, 2007, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Rose McGowan for Jane Jetson. Hell, all she has to do

    by Otter

    is blow him.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Rose McGowan for Jane Jetson. Hell, all she has to do

    by Otter

    is blow him.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Rose McGowan for Jane Jetson. Hell, all she has to do

    by Otter

    is blow him.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    How bout an exact adaptation of The Running Man?

    by Nice Marmot

    I'd like to see RR take on that vision of the future. The Jestsons? Phhht! I'd rather see the Space Kid-ettes or The Herculoids than the f'in' Jetsons. The only HB cartoon worse than the Jetsons was that stupid Flintstones clone where they lived in Roman times and had a lion and an elephant as pets.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    QT should do The Snorks

    by fish tacos

    And Sideshow Collectables should do a Torgo statuette

  • May 9, 2007, 7:44 a.m. CST

    I gotta say it...

    by Kid Z

    ... Don't want to, but it's true: Chevy Chase was BORN to play George Jetson... no one else will do. His career is pretty much dead right now, but with a good script, director and cast, he'd be fuckin' hilarious in that snarky, addle-brained Clark Griswold sort of way that only he can pull off. And of COURSE: Danny DeVito IS Mr. Spacely, but I'd settle for Jason Alexander in "George is gettin' UPSET!" mode.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson...

    by KarmicRelief

    ...as George Jetson. "Can you smell what the Food-a-Rac-a-Cycle's got cookin!?!?"

  • May 9, 2007, 8:04 a.m. CST

    William Conrad's Fridge Alert!

    by uss cygnus

    Another worthwhile Sideshow project if ever I saw one.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Cowboy Mike's Ric-O-cheeeet Barbecue Sauce! It's BOLD!!

    by uss cygnus

    Now in EXTRA BOLD!

  • May 9, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Hanna Barberra Srewed The Jetsons

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    in the 80s when they had the big screen movie, had Janet Waldo do the voice of Judy which of course is the only thing to do, then later had all the lines re-done by Tiffany. They did so they could appeal to a broader teen audience. Hey,what a good idea. George Lucas should have used Eddie Murphy as the voice of Darth Vader. That way he appeals to the teen audience, and gives the job to another black actor.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Eep-Oop-Ork-Ah-ah

    by ProfGriffin

    Performed by Tito and the Tarantulas. Simon Pegg as George Jetson. It's very silly, but if it'll help get Robert back on track...and maybe actually direct like he used to...then I'm all for it.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    SoylentMean

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Close, the name of that critter was Orbitty.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST

    If I HAD to cast this film...

    by uss cygnus

    George=Kevin Spacey...Jane=Bebe Newirth...Judy=Amanda Bynes...Elroy=Haley Joel Osment...Mr. Spacely=Artie Lange Cogswell=Randy Quaid. Astro is a real dog that doesn't talk.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Dylan Baker could be George, too

    by slone13

    If they can't get Macy...

  • May 9, 2007, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Come on guys!

    by rbatty024

    This will be a great project. Remember how well the Flinstone movies turned out? (They made two of them didn't they?)

  • May 9, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    The Jetsons in "Viva Las Megas"?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    That's the kind of shitty pun they were using and it would fit right in with the live Flintstone movies. Rosie O'Donnell for Jane Jetson!

  • May 9, 2007, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Eep-Oop-Ork-Ah-ah was performed by

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Violent Femmes on Saturday Mornings Greatest Hits. Attention fellow geeks, this is an absolute necessity for your CD collection. This came out before Schoolhouse Rock Rocks, and is just an incredible CD. Check it out on Amazon.com. The Ramones doing Spiderman. Nuff said.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Land of the Lost

    by Frank Black

    DarkHorizons claims the other movie could be Land of the Lost with Will Ferrell based on the Syd & Marty Kroft show. We shall see. Though I am a fan of Rodriguez, I'll never forgive him for allowing Jessica Alba to be a clothed stripper! Rodriguez should stop making kids movies and focus on adult genre stuff because kids have enough of that crap.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    well...since noone else has suggested it..

    by Bloo

    BRUCE CAMPBELL for George...and the voice of Astro, the computer, Judy, Jane, Elroy, Mr. Spacely, and Cogswell...

  • May 9, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    I loved the Smurphs.....lol

    by liljuniorbrown

    Sorry man had to say it. Anyways the only really really good George Jetson i've heard so far besides Tim Allen was by garypleace, Jim Carrey could really do George Jetson and do it well. The thing that has to come first and be top priority is script. The visuals in Spiderman 3 were awesome but the script sucked ass. Sorry,just my opinion. To answer your question of sorts NiceMarmot the suck ass Roman times rip off of the Flinstones and Jetsons was called The Roman Holidays. If RR wants to impress me he'll do a kick ass Punisher:War Zone flick with Mickey Rourke as Jigsaw.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Tom Hanks for George Jetson...Dennis Franz/Mr. Spacely

    by JDanielP

    In the past, I've pondered the thought of how a JETSONS live-action movie should be made, ...in the hope that someday, someone, would interpret the material into something truely special. And if you're looking to push it into grade A material (above "The Flinstones" live-action), how do you do that? How do you go beyond making a t.v.-style sitcom with computer generated effects? There's not an easy answer, ...but I'd say that a good starting point is to look at what makes PIXAR's animated movies so special and fun, along with Dreamwork's SHREK. Obviously, the story/script will have to be something special, going way beyond the half-hour segments of the classic cartoon. And visually, this should be REALLY beautiful to see realized. Imagine being on the deck of one of those floating islands, hearing the unique sound of the Jetson's car approaching before flying overhead, ...with the turning camera p.o.v. aiming skyward, following the car, ...as our p.o.v. catches another floating island above, toward the sun, complete with camera lens-flare. I've long been dreaming of making movies and with such news, I feel physically wounded. I named my son after Elroy Jetson. This is a movie I desire to make. I hope you can understand why this news actually saddens me... quite a bit, even while there is some joy.

  • May 9, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    George

    by FentonCrisp

    Part of me wants Danny Trejo. It'd be a weird mindfuck.

  • May 9, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    My friend Jay Barron wrote this joke:

    by Napoleon Park

    The Jetsons flying car, with a bumper sticker that reads "Disco STILL Sucks!"

  • May 9, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    TOO FUTURE-Y! Therefore, it's TOO EARLY!!!

    by Err

    It's too early!

  • May 9, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Will Ferrell IS George jJetson

    by Napoleon Park

    Sara Rue is Jane, his wife. Also Mary Kate Olsen as Judy, Ashley Olsen as Elroy and Ashlee Simpson as Astro. With a CGI Billy Barty as Mr. Spacely. And scuff up all the sets and props Blade Runner style to make the future look lived in. And get the creators of Pink Five in as script consultants: this could be the best Star Wars parody ever. FLAMES ON GEORGE'S CAR! = nipples on Judy Jetson.

  • May 9, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    OMFGOAPS.

    by The Dum Guy

    That's Oh My Fucking God On A Pogo Stick. I thought this film would never get made, at least not made with someone who has a unique vision (for the most part). Can't be worse than the Flinstone's movies.

  • May 9, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    From the director of "Lavaboy & Sharkgirl"!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    That should bring the audiences in.

  • May 9, 2007, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Sherman Hemsley...

    by playahatersball

    I'm not letting this go- the man physically embodies Mr. Spacely, way better than Michael Clark Duncan embodied the Kingpin. So what if he's black? He's light skinded enough to pass as the short, angry, balding tyrant CEO of a middling sproket manufacturer we all grew up with. Go watch some Jeffersons and imagine him yelling through a viewscreen. Don't let this opourtunity pass.

  • May 9, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Whichever kid wrote Shark Boy and Lava Girl...

    by BannedOnTheRun

    owes me damages for my pain and suffering.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Keep RR busy with this

    by Punch Man

    and give the Sin City series to Tarantino

  • May 10, 2007, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Will Ferrell IS George Jetson, Rosie O'Donnell as Rosie

    by DallasGoodbar

    That would be a great billing. "Jane stop this crazy thing!!" Ferrell bellows as he is trapped by an exercise machine. I can see/hear her voice coming out of that slot mouth now. I dunno about Sara Rue, great comedic actress but Jane is supposed to look like a trophy wife. Can she lose 40 lbs. to fit the role?

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