Rodriguez Says He's Hoping to Shoot The Jetsons Next Year?!
Back in April, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez told Austin press that his line-up for the next few years would include Machete, then "a sci-fi action film called Nerveracker, a reboot of the Predator series called Predators, and a couple of smaller movies called Sin City 2 and The Jetsons." Apparently he wasn't joking about all that. We've heard confirmation on almost all of those, except for The Jetsons. Well, Rodriguez just told MTV today that he's hoping to start shooting "next year." And this is the live-action adaptation of the classic cartoon series we're talking about. Can he really finish all of those other projects by next year?
"I've been developing [The Jetsons] for awhile," Rodriguez tells MTV. The only other tidbit he adds is that "we're writing the script right now," confirming that an early draft written by Adam F. Goldberg (Fanboys) was being "reworked." It was first announced that Rodriguez would be bringing us a live-action version of The Jetsons so long ago, that we've never had the chance to write about it, since there haven't been any updates in the last three years. I can see why Rodriguez might be a good fit - it's probably being pitched as a combination of his kid's movies (like Spy Kids 3-D) and his sci-fi work (like the upcoming Nerveracker).
I'm doubtful that Rodriguez will finish the four other movies he has on his slate in time to even get The Jetsons by next year. But then again, he could pull it off if he works non-stop. But the bigger question is if this Jetsons movie will be too family-oriented and too childish or have some of that Rodriguez grit that we all love? I'm expecting that we're going to get the former and not much of the latter. Are you worried?