Rodriguez's THE JETSONS!

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Rodriguez's THE JETSONS!

Postby bastard_robo on Tue May 08, 2007 6:06 am

WTF? This came out of left field

Latino Review reports that Robert Rodriguez ("Sin City," "Spy Kids") is tipped to be handling Warner Bros. live-action feature "The Jetsons."

The storyline will be based on the popular animated Hanna-Barbera TV show, which revolved around the travails of a family in the distant future.
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Postby Evil Hobbit on Tue May 08, 2007 6:31 am

Whoa! Can this even work as a live action feature?? I recall some Flintstones film.
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Tue May 08, 2007 6:32 am

BOOO!


Just let the Jetsons be... it was good but really doesn't need a feature again.
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Postby havocSchultz on Tue May 08, 2007 9:22 am

Judy Jetson was teh sexy...

But Jane was a fucking fox...

Carla Gugino for Jane Jetson!!!

Antonio Banderas as Astro!!!
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Postby Fawst on Tue May 08, 2007 9:26 am

There are a billion great cartoons in the world that could have been done a major service by this man:

Thundar the Barbarian
The Littles
Pole Position
MASK

He chose the fucking JETSONS.

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Postby havocSchultz on Tue May 08, 2007 9:32 am

It's more than likely roughly related to the same possible reason Quentin's doing a remake of a film next (apparentely) as opposed to his big war epic.

Grindhouse (love it, or hate, or winslow all the way home about it) was a huge and utter flop...so far...it will more than likely do alot better on DVD...

But still - for the most part - these 2 guys have had a subtle midas touch...

Pretty much everything they do at least makes some money...

So they need something fairly safe and slightly recognizable (even though Quentin's remake is still of a fairly obscure film - it's just his way - but he's still doing a remake nonetheless).
They have to do something for a studio - and hopefully have success with it - before they'll be given a blank check to do whatever they want again...
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Tue May 08, 2007 9:32 am

havocSchultz wrote:Judy Jetson was teh sexy...

But Jane was a fucking fox...

Carla Gugino for Jane Jetson!!!

Antonio Banderas as Astro!!!


What? WHAT? As if Spy Kids and this years 'Shrek the Halls' wasn't low enough for him...
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Postby havocSchultz on Tue May 08, 2007 9:42 am

MonkeyM666 wrote:
havocSchultz wrote:Judy Jetson was teh sexy...

But Jane was a fucking fox...

Carla Gugino for Jane Jetson!!!

Antonio Banderas as Astro!!!


What? WHAT? As if Spy Kids and this years 'Shrek the Halls' wasn't low enough for him...


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Postby Theta on Tue May 08, 2007 10:12 am

Wow, this is pretty much the epitome of pointless, especially since Harvey Birdman got there first.

What do you guys think, Rose McGowan as Jane?
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Tue May 08, 2007 10:16 am

Bonnie Hunt - Jane Jetson

Rose McGowan - Judy

umm... I was going to write a full list but then I realised that I don't really care... :)
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Postby havocSchultz on Tue May 08, 2007 10:18 am

One of Robert's son's as Elroy...

Another one of his son's as Mr. Spacely...

Either that or Danny Devito...

As Elroy and Mr. Spacely...
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Postby TheBaxter on Tue May 08, 2007 10:22 am

what in the hells?
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Postby Retardo_Montalban on Tue May 08, 2007 11:09 am

Cheech Marin for Mr. Spacely


and Danny Trejo for Cogswell
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Postby Al Shut on Tue May 08, 2007 11:14 am

I'm pretty sure when we were talking about adapting cartoons nobody was calling for a JHetsons movie.
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Postby so sorry on Tue May 08, 2007 11:17 am

Retardo_Montalban wrote:Cheech Marin for Mr. Spacely


and Danny Trejo for Cogswell



Jorge Jetson?
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Postby Theta on Tue May 08, 2007 11:19 am

Al_Shut wrote:I'm pretty sure when we were talking about adapting cartoons nobody was calling for a JHetsons movie.


What if it's a gritty, noirish Jetsons movie?
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Postby Retardo_Montalban on Tue May 08, 2007 11:20 am

so sorry wrote:
Retardo_Montalban wrote:Cheech Marin for Mr. Spacely


and Danny Trejo for Cogswell



Jorge Jetson?


No, George Jetson must be white. Oooooh man, it's gonna be so sweet when a Mexican can finally call a white man lazy.
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Postby Theta on Tue May 08, 2007 12:01 pm

Retardo_Montalban wrote:
so sorry wrote:
Retardo_Montalban wrote:Cheech Marin for Mr. Spacely


and Danny Trejo for Cogswell



Jorge Jetson?


No, George Jetson must be white. Oooooh man, it's gonna be so sweet when a Mexican can finally call a white man lazy.


Shit, why wait for a Jetsons movie? I notice it's the Mexicans picking the fruit and the white guys buying the recliners.
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Postby minstrel on Tue May 08, 2007 12:36 pm

Is there some web site somewhere where we can register Formal Complaints about this project? 'Cause I'd rather see Shark Boy and Lava Girl II.
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Postby Theta on Tue May 08, 2007 12:56 pm

minstrel wrote:Is there some web site somewhere where we can register Formal Complaints about this project? 'Cause I'd rather see Shark Boy and Lava Girl II.


I'd rather see Rosie O'Donnel naked.

Seriously, if I have a choice between a live-action "Jetsons", a sequel to "Shark Boy and Lava Girl", or Rosie O'Donnell naked, I'll take the last option.

Shit, I'd sit through "Catwoman" again, for that matter.
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Postby minstrel on Tue May 08, 2007 1:01 pm

Theta wrote:
minstrel wrote:Is there some web site somewhere where we can register Formal Complaints about this project? 'Cause I'd rather see Shark Boy and Lava Girl II.


I'd rather see Rosie O'Donnel naked.

Seriously, if I have a choice between a live-action "Jetsons", a sequel to "Shark Boy and Lava Girl", or Rosie O'Donnell naked, I'll take the last option.



<prowls the web looking for naked Rosie pics ... there have GOT to be some somewhere ....>
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Postby godzillasushi on Tue May 08, 2007 1:49 pm

minstrel wrote:
Theta wrote:
minstrel wrote:Is there some web site somewhere where we can register Formal Complaints about this project? 'Cause I'd rather see Shark Boy and Lava Girl II.


I'd rather see Rosie O'Donnel naked.

Seriously, if I have a choice between a live-action "Jetsons", a sequel to "Shark Boy and Lava Girl", or Rosie O'Donnell naked, I'll take the last option.



<prowls the web looking for naked Rosie pics ... there have GOT to be some somewhere ....>


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Postby Fried Gold on Tue May 08, 2007 2:04 pm

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Postby Retardo_Montalban on Tue May 08, 2007 2:56 pm

TheBaxter wrote:close enough??


OH GOD, that trailer makes my eyes burn like a Nazi looking upon the arc of the covenant.
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Postby Theta on Tue May 08, 2007 2:59 pm

TheBaxter wrote:close enough??


Damn. I guess you really can find anything on YouTube!
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Postby The Todd on Tue May 08, 2007 3:02 pm

TheBaxter wrote:close enough??


Ugh. Rosie O'Donnell being in that movie totally ruined any joy from the Dana Delany nude scenes.....
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Postby Theta on Tue May 08, 2007 3:19 pm

The Todd wrote:
TheBaxter wrote:close enough??


Ugh. Rosie O'Donnell being in that movie totally ruined any joy from the Dana Delany nude scenes.....


Not if you're into BBWs.
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Postby The Todd on Tue May 08, 2007 3:23 pm

Theta wrote:
The Todd wrote:
TheBaxter wrote: close enough??


Ugh. Rosie O'Donnell being in that movie totally ruined any joy from the Dana Delany nude scenes.....


Not if you're into BBWs.


Touché!
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Postby Doc Holliday on Tue May 08, 2007 3:25 pm

Theta wrote:Shit, I'd sit through "Catwoman" again, for that matter.


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Postby Theta on Tue May 08, 2007 3:32 pm

Doc Holliday wrote:
Theta wrote:Shit, I'd sit through "Catwoman" again, for that matter.


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I know who that is, but why is he refereeing soccer in a black suit?
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Postby Doc Holliday on Tue May 08, 2007 3:48 pm

You're one up on me then - I've no idea who he is!! Its just my 'Go To' picture when I feel this one won't fully convey my horror:

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Postby buster00 on Tue May 08, 2007 4:16 pm

"Say, Mr. Rodriguez, have you met my childhood?"

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Postby TheBaxter on Tue May 08, 2007 4:16 pm

i prefer this one... OLD SCHOOL, BABY!

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Re: Rodriguez's THE JETSONS!

Postby TheButcher on Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:48 am

From AICN: Robert Rodriguez set to make NERVERACKERS at long last!
Harry wrote:Then, it looks like he'll make his JETSONS movie, which will most likely be the exact opposite of what he's doing with NERVERACKERS.
Robert was shooting some tests for this film recently and was quite giddy about how it was coming together... last time we spoke.
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Re: Rodriguez's THE JETSONS!

Postby papalazeru on Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:54 am

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Re: Rodriguez's THE JETSONS!

Postby Fried Gold on Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:56 pm

Rodriguez should get John Goodman and Rosie O'Donnell involved.
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Re: Rodriguez's THE JETSONS!

Postby Al Shut on Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:25 pm

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Re: Rodriguez's THE JETSONS!

Postby buster00 on Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:50 pm

For some reason, I'm picturing Judy Jetson with a machine gun leg.

And Mister Spacely standing outside The Titty Twister, shouting about pussy.
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Re: Rodriguez's THE JETSONS!

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THE JETSONS!

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Re: Rodriguez's THE JETSONS!

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Re: THE JETSONS! Now with 100% more KANYE?

Postby TheButcher on Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:31 am

So, Kanye West Might Be The "Creative Director" Of 'The Jetsons' Movie
Kevin Jagernauth wrote: Update: MTV caught up with producer Denise Di Novi who confirmed that yes, Yeezy is considering the project. "Kanye's always been a Jetsons fan, I think because he's so into design and he loves the design aspects," she said. "So we had a fun brainstorming conversation."

"We heard that he knew we were working on the Jetsons," Di Novi also said, stressing that talks were early. "He reached out and said he's a huge Jetsons fan. There are a lot of Jetsons fanatics out there, especially people that are into either futuristic science or design. He was interested in creatively brainstorming what we were doing with the movie and what ideas he might have. It was a really friendly, preliminary conversation."
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Re: Rodriguez's THE JETSONS!

Postby TheButcher on Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:49 pm

WB sets rewrite of 'Jetsons' script - Scribes Robichaux, Susser to rework live-action feature
Rachel Abrams & Dave McNary wrote:Warner Bros. has tapped "Chewie" scribes Van Robichaux and Evan Susser to rewrite its bigscreen version of TV toon "The Jetsons."

Donald De Line and Denise Di Novi are producing the live-action feature, which the latter has been developing for more than a decade with a number of different writers. Most recently, Adam F. Goldberg had been penning the screenplay.

Storyline will center around the Hanna-Barbera show, which revolved around the life and times of George, Jane, Judy and Elroy Jetson. The TV series first aired in primetime in 1962 as Hanna-Barbera's Space Age counterpart to "The Flintstones."

This isn't the first time a studio has brought the popular TV skein to the big screen. Universal released a "Jetsons" pic in 1990, directed by Joseph Barbera, co-founder of the Hanna-Barbera company and one of the creators of the original series from 1962.

WME and Untitled Entertainment rep both scribes.
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Re: THE JETSONS!

Postby TheButcher on Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:40 am

Warner Bros Plots ‘The Jetsons’ Animated Feature; Matt Lieberman Writing
Mike Fleming Jr wrote:EXCLUSIVE: Warners Bros is looking to turn the Hanna-Barbera series The Jetsons into an animated theatrical feature. The studio has hired Matt Lieberman to write the script. There was a flurry of rumors sometime back about a live-action version that might somehow involve Kanye West. Not sure what happened there, but I’m told that Lieberman is working from scratch on a fully animated version.

Warner Bros owns that library, which was acquired by Ted Turner before he sold his company to Warner Bros. Lieberman got the job after his script work on the animated Scooby-Doo movie for Warner Bros and Atlas that the studio has put on a fast track.

The Jetsons is based on the Hanna Barbera cartoon series that originated in 1962 and was that production company’s space-age answer to the stone-age The Flintstones.

Lieberman, who started in the Disney Writers Program, has set scripts all over town including the spec 12/24 with 1492 based on a David Guggenheim idea that amounts to a found-footage Santa Claus film. He also scripted Giant Monsters Attack Japan for Paramount Animation, and Short Circuit which Tim Hill will direct. His spec The Pet sold to Disney with Jared Hess attached to direct, and he scripted Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride for Peter Candeland to direct and Evil Genius for Disney.

Lieberman is repped by WME, Madhouse Entertainment and attorney Melissa Rogal.
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Re: Rodriguez's THE JETSONS!

Postby TheButcher on Thu May 25, 2017 3:37 pm

'The Jetsons' Movie Nabs 'Sausage Party' Director (Exclusive)
Borys Kit wrote:The future of The Jetsons just got a little meatier.

Conrad Vernon, who co-directed the Seth Rogen animated movie Sausage Party, has come aboard to develop with an eye to direct The Jetsons, Warner's Animation Group’s big-screen take on the classic Hanna-Barbera television series.

Warner Bros. has long sought to adapt the movie for the silver screen and since the late 1990s has focused on a live-action version, propelled by the success of the live-action version of another classic Hanna-Barbera title, The Flintstones.

The new development firmly keeps the property on the animation track.

While it didn’t last as long on the air as Flintstones, the show tapped into the Space Age wonder of the early 1960s and made a deep mark in pop culture as a Saturday morning cartoon staple and in syndication for decades.

The show focused on the misadventures of a family named the Jetsons, led by father George Jetson. Also in the pack were housewife Jane Jetson, teenager Judy Jetson, and tyke Elroy Jetson. Also in the orbit were Rosie the household robot and Astro, the family dog.

Paramount tried to mount a live-action version as did Universal. Warners has had the rights since at least the late 1990s and has developed versions that attracted directors such as Adam Shankman, Robert Rodriguez (the latter had a script by The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg).

Vernon is a DreamWorks Animation vet who co-directed Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. (Fun fact: he voiced the Gingerbread Man in the Shrek movies.)

He directed 2016's Sausage Party with Greg Tiernan. The raunchy movie received strong reviews and grossed almost $100 million domestically on a budget of only $19 million.

'The Jetsons' Turn Fifty
The beloved Space Age sitcom, which debuted on Sept. 23, 1962, only lasted one season but continues to influence the vision of the future.
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Re: The Grim & Gritty Jetsons Reboot!

Postby TheButcher on Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:46 am

The Jetsons Live-Action TV Series in Early Development
Warner Bros. reveals a live-action TV series featuring The Jetsons is in the works, bringing the original ’60s show back to life.
Rose Moore wrote:Warner Bros. announced work has begun developing a live-action TV series, rather than a feature length film, to revive The Jetsons. The news was reported by TVLine, who also reports that Family Guy EP Gary Ganetti will be heading up the project, and acting as EP alongside Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke. The reboot will be a sitcom, set 100 years in the future (like the original), and does not currently have a network to call home.


BMD Jul. 03, 2017:
Robert Zemeckis To Produce Live-Action THE JETSONS Series
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CBR 03.31.2017:
In DC’s Jetsons, Rosie the Robot’s Origin Is Unexpectedly Poignant
Anthony Couto wrote:DC Comics dropped a surprising bombshell in its “Jetsons” back-up feature, which ran in the latter half of the “Flintstones/Booster Gold” DC/Hanna-Barbera crossover comic. The 8-page story depicts a more dramatic, almost sad vision of the future, managing to reshape “The Jetsons” for a modern audience, much in the way “The Flintstones” comic has under Mark Russell and Steve Pugh.

The issue adds an element to “Jetsons” lore that, really, we doubt many people had even considered before: a defintiive origin for Rosie the Robot, a tale that plays sort of like a “Twilight Zone” episode with its emotional twist. And in presenting this story,the back-up sets up a more thoughtful version of the Jetsons as a whole, one that comments on modern society and our relationship to life and death.

The story, from writers Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Pier Brito, sets up the world of DC’s reinvigorated version of “The Jetsons” briskly, introducing — almost as rhythmically as the original “Jetsons” intro — George, Elroy, Judy and Jane. We get a sense of the sprawling world, packed with hover-cars, funky hairdos and futuristic slang, and even get a taste of the world’s origin; at some point in their past and our future, the Earth flooded, forcing humans to live above sea-level in their mid-air floating homes. Rather than depicting the future as an optimistic place, the issue sets up a world where people wouldn’t be able to survive on ground- (or sea-)level. There’s a deeply sad, almost disturbing element to this story. Yes, mankind escaped extinction, but do people even belong on Earth anymore? If we need to rely so heavily on technology, do humans deserve to stick around?

Apart from establishing these important background details, the back-up primarily focuses on a character we never saw in the original animated series: Rosemary Jetson, George’s dying mother.

The first few pages establish that Judy is secretly seeing her grandmother in 124-year-old woman’s final moments.The process, which will trasnfer her consciousness into some sort of machine, is deemed “better” than life. That’s right — storing your memories on a hard drive somewhere is considered superior to the daily pain of mortality, at least in the world of DC’s “Jetsons.” As technology now renders death irrelevant, it poses two major questions to the reader: What is the value of life if we never truly die? And do our memories — whether they be chronicled in photos, video or on social media — make us who we are?

Managing to pack a lot of emotion into very few panels, Conner and Palmiotti establish a strong bond between Judy and her grandmother, showing us how close they are, and how aging is a horrific experience, even in the distant future. Despite Rosemary’s ability to live on as a machine, she feels a deep sadness as she leaves her mortal body. However, it’s her choice: Rosemary wants to die and relegate her memories to technology. She chooses technology over life, an idea which is sadly relatable even now, in the 21st century.

One important aspect of the issue that rings true is the timelessness of grief. Even with the prospect of having her grandmother live on through a machine, Judy is devastated by her grandmother’s choice. She warns her of the risk — that one in ten consciousness transfers are not successful — but Rosemary decides to move forward with it anyway. The moment is heavy, and plays almost like an assisted suicide case, remarkably dark and harrowing.

George and Jane, who have been wondering where their daughter is, eventually discover her location thanks to the use of a tracking device that the two debate using. There’s a real sense of privacy invasion in this issue — it’s creepy, and almost feels like a comment on modern-day data-mining. George and Jane debate looking at Jane’s diary, even. (It seems helicopter parents still exist in the future…)

When they arrive, just too late, George and Jane learn that Rosemary has already passed away. It’s then revealed where exactly Rosemary’s consciousness was being transferred — into a robot. What robot would that be? Well, none other than an XB-500, a.k.a. the robot maid longtime “Jetsons” fans know as…

Rosie the Robot.

Having Rosie bear the consciousness of a 124-year-old woman is the perfect decision for a modern “Jetsons” take. It takes a rather silly character from the show, and adds a whole new dramatic depth, creating opportunity for plenty of stories down the road. It also leaves us to wonder: Can Rosie ever die? Or, perhaps more importantly, can anyone?

“The Jetsons” saga from Conner, Palmiotti and Brito will continue when DC Comics launches the new series later in 2017.
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Re: Rodriguez's THE JETSONS!

Postby TheButcher on Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:54 pm

THR AUGUST 17, 2017:
'The Jetsons' Live-Action TV Comedy in the Works at ABC
Lesley Goldberg wrote:Jack Rapke and Robert Zemeckis are exec producing.

ABC is teaming with producers Warner Bros. Television to develop a live-action multicamera comedy based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon family from the 1960s.

The comedy, which has landed at ABC with a sizable put-pilot commitment, will be written by Gary Janetti (Family Guy, Will & Grace), who exec produces alongside Jack Rapke and Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future).

The ABC take is described as based on the original animated series, the sitcom is set 100 years in the future and revolves around America's favorite future family — told through a modern filter. Warner Bros. Television, who was behind the original The Jetsons, produces alongside Nickleby Inc and Compari Entertainment. Jackie Levine is set as a co-EP.

ABC originally aired The Jetsons — the family comedy about George, his wife Jane, daughter Judy and son Elroy as well as pooch Astro and housekeeper Rosie — for two seasons in 1962-63 when it was the first program broadcast in color on the network. The series later aired on Sunday mornings on ABC in 1963-64 and later moved to CBS and NBC. New episodes were produced in the mid-1980s. A 1990 animated musical film — produced by Universal Pictures and featuring the voices of original cast members Mel Blanc, George O'Hanlon and Penny Singleton — served as the series finale.

The new ABC comedy comes as Warner Animation Group is readying an animated feature film with Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party) attached.

Reboots continue to remain in high demand this development season as broadcast, cable and streaming outlets look for proven IP in a bid to cut through a crowded landscape of more than 455 scripted originals. This far this season, NBC is adapting The Munsters and Miami Vice.

Zemeckis is with WME; Rapke (Cast Away) is with CAA; and Janetti is with WME.
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