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Back in January, a weird news story broke saying rapper/producer Kanye West was taking meetings to be the creative director on a movie adaptation of the sci-fi sitcom cartoon The Jetsons. At the time, the news came from West’s personal Twitter account, but was quickly deleted. That was the last we heard of it.

Soon after, though, Van Robichaux and Evan Susser were hired to work on a screenplay, suggesting the movie had some life. As for West, six months have passed and he’s out promoting his new album, Yeezus. Is it still working on The Jetsons? One profile casually mentions he most certainly is. Read More »

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If and how exactly Kanye West will be involved in Warner Bros.’ The Jetsons movie remains unclear, but the project has just picked up some fresh talent on the screenwriting side. Van Robichaux and Evan Susser, who landed on the 2011 Black List for their Star Wars-inspired satire Chewie, have been tapped to do a rewrite on the film. The last draft of the script was penned by Fanboys scribe Adam F. Goldberg, but it sounds like Robichaux and Susser will be starting fresh; earlier reports had the studio seeking a writer to go back to square one. More details after the jump.

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Kanye West says a lot of stuff on Twitter — so much so, sometimes, that his account should be labeled with that old tag that adorned cheap novelties and pinball machines, “for amusement only.” Last night he went on a long tweet-spree, the contents of which are mostly out of our editorial jurisdiction.

There was one thing, however, that caught our eye: Kanye says he just had a conference call about becoming the creative director for “the Jetson movie.” Huh? Read More »

Cool Stuff: K-Astro T-Shirt

TeeFury’s tee of the day is a creation by Barrios titled “K-Astro”. Here is an explanation from the artist:

“What would happen if you fused Fidel Castro and Astro from the Jetsons. You would end up with K-Astro. The dog face dictator of the near future.”

As with all of teefury’s designs, the t-shirt costs only $9 (plus shipping). But you only have today to purchase the shirt, as the design will disappear when the sun goes down. Act fast. For a Jetsons fan like me, this shirt is a no brainer. See the full image after the jump.
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Robert Rodriguez is about to go back to the future – or, to borrow the spin from the Grindhouse publicity, go “back to back” to the future. Quite obviously, he’s not preparing a remake of Robert Zemeckis’ unparalleled time travel trilogy but instead, prepping a pair of future-bound movies of his own. First up is Nerverackers, now in pre-production and then, confirmed to MTV as his next project, is the long brewing live-action adaptation of The Jetsons. Yet another delay for Sin City 2, the promised sequel that I’m personally most doubtful we’ll ever get to see. Details on Nerveracker and The Jetsons to follow.

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In January, it was rumored that 20th Century Fox was developing a Predator reboot titled Predators with Robert Rodriguez and Troublemaker Studios in the producers chair. Rodriguez confirmed the rumors at a news conference today at Troublemarker Studios for the long-awaited reform of the Texas film incentive program.

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Yesterday the trades confirmed that Robert Rodriguez‘s next project will be a sci-fi action thriller called Nerverackers. The Weinstein Co just sent out their official press release, and the film is actually titled Nerveracker (non plural). The release also features more details regarding the film’s plot and elsewhere we get confirmation that Rodriguez is still developing a live-action big screen version of The Jetsons.

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The Jetsons MovieEarlier today LatinoReview posted a rumor that Sin City director Robert Rodriguez was in talks to direct a live-action feature film of The Jetsons. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the story, claiming the film is in development at Warner Bros.

But that’s not all, the trade paper also claims that Rodriguez has met with Will Ferrell to helm a big screen adaptation of the 1970′s television show Land of the Lost.

Rodriguez has a history of children films including the Spy Kids trilogy, and would be a perfect fit for a special effects laden effort like The Jetsons. Land of the Lost sounds like a bad idea any way you look at it, even if Ferrell is involved. The good news is that Fanboys scribe Adam Goldberg has already finished a Jetsons script, while Land of the Lost is said to be much earlier in the development cycle. Let’s hope Rodriguez picks The Jetsons.

The Jetsons followed the antics of the George Jetson family, set in a utopian future world with flying cars, holograms, and a robot maid named Rosie. Most people considered it The Flintstones in space.

Did You Know: Hanna-Barbera only produced 24 episodes of The Jetsons, when the show ran from 1962-1963. The show continued to be re-run on Saturday mornings for decades until the show’s growing popularity led to further episodes being produced for syndication between 1985 and 1987.

The show spawned a few direct to television/view movies, and one animated feature film (in 1990).

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