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Warner Bros is pressing ahead with a movie based on the Hanna Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest - and it's hired Robert Rodriguez to direct the movie. Rodriguez is penning the screenplay for the movie with regular Pirates Of The Caribbean scribe Terry Rossio. The pair are to rework an earlier draft penned by Dan Mazeau.
Jonny Quest is, of course, the child who goes across the globe alongside his scientist father, bodyguard Race Bannon, and Jonny's chum Hadji. Danger is rarely far away, and Jonny is at the forefront of getting them out of it.
A film version has been in the works for some time, and at one stage Zac Efron was being mooted to start.
The new movie will be live action, and Warner Bros will be hoping that Rodriguez brings the success of »
The Jetsons are returning to the big screen in animated form, as Warner Bros orders a screenplay.
The last time that The Jetsons arrived in cinemas in a feature didn't quite go to plan. In spite of the involvement of Joseph Barbera, William Hanna and Mel Blanc, it was an underwhelming effort, with a song plonked in the middle of it all that didn't really help. We love The Jetsons, but that film was not a high point.
Effectively the futuristic take on The Flinstones, there's still a lot to like about The Jetsons then, which has become oddly prescient. How many people do you know push a few buttons and then sit down needing a rest?
Anyway, Warner Bros had been toying with a live action movie of The Jetsons for some time now, and we now learn that it's opted to go fully animated. As such, it's hired »
The studio has hired Disney's Matt Lieberman to write the movie script, according to Deadline.
The Jetsons was set in the year 2062 and centered on George, Jane, Judy and Elroy Jetson along with Rosie the Robot.
The children's show ran on ABC from September 1962 to March 1963. It returned to screens in the 1980s.
It will be the second time the space-age cartoon has appeared on the big screen. Jetsons: The Movie, which was released in 1990, was directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and featured original voice artists George O'Hanlon and Mel Blanc.
There is no release date for the adaptation as yet. »
Hanna-Barbera original animated show aired in primetime on ABC in 1962 and 1963. It was set in 2062 and centered on George, Jane, Judy and Elroy Jetson along with Rosie the Robot. The series was a Space Age counterpart to Hanna-Barbera’s “The Flintstones.”
In 1990 Universal released a “Jetsons” movie directed by Joseph Barbera, co-founder of the Hanna-Barbera company and one of the creators of the original series.
- Dave McNary
No longer interested in a live-action version of The Jetsons, Warner Bros. is planning to turn the popular 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon sitcom into a feature length animated movie. Matt Lieberman (Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief) will write the script.
It was at one time believed that Warner Bros. was planning to have Kanye West star in a live-action movie, but it's unclear where that rumor came from. Matt Lieberman is starting his screenplay from scratch. He previously worked on a new animated Scooby-Doo movie for the studio, which has been put on the fast track.
The Jetsons premiered in 1962, and served as Hanna Barbera's futuristic answer to The Flintstones. The story follows George Jetson and his family as they make their way through the future with the help of a robotic maid. This will not be the only script Matt Lieberman is currently working on, and he has »
5 items from 2015
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