A few months ago we told you that Spy Kids director Robert Rodriguez would be taking The Jetsons to the big screen. One of our concerns was if he would actually be able to deliver such a project with so many others (Machete, Predators) on his plate — the answer is no.
According to Cinema Blend, Warner Bros is bringing in a replacement and it comes with a slight hint of cheese. Anger Management and Get Smart director Peter Segal will be directing the live action adaptation of The Jetsons. It does seem like they’ve done from one extreme to another. There is no doubt that Rodriguez and Segal will have two very different interpretations of the same film.
Whether you like the trade or not, the good thing about having Segal as director is that he’ll be able to get the job done, and perhaps he’ll throw in some good comedy. In a way, I think he actually makes more sense in the Jetsons world than Roriguez. I’m not a huge fan of Segal, but 50 First Dates worked for me.
The project will start fresh; Warner Bros. has thrown away Rodriguez original script (which rumor has it, did attract Jim Carrey to join the project). The search for new writers will begin once Segal signs the contract.
There’s no word on when the film is scheduled to come out, but we’ll keep you updated.
What do you think of the trade? Like it?