With Robert Rodriguez, the director who was long attached to the movie, having many other projects on his sleeves, the name of Peter Segal is thrown in as his possible replacement.
Rumor has it, director Robert Rodriguez is not going to direct "The Jetsons" and Warner Bros. is likely to bring in director Peter Segal as a replacement. Being the first to break the possibility was Pajiba, although the site noted that while Segal potentially takes over the job, no deal has been struck between the studio and the helmer.
Should Segal come on board, Warners plans to start fresh with this live-action version of the futuristic 1960s cartoon. The studio, according to Pajiba, has scrapped the script that John Altschuler and Dave Krisnky turned in last year, and will start looking for new screenwriters as soon as the director of "Get Smart" is signed.
On the Rodriguez's exit, Pajiba detailed that the 41-year-old director abandoned "The Jetsons" after Warners is not able to sign in any talent, including Jim Carrey for the George Jetson role, and his latest film "Shorts" didn't do well at the box office. Rodriguez himself has a lot of projects under his belt, including "Machete" and "Predators".
The original "The Jetsons" is an ABC's prime-time animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera. The half-hour show serves as the counterpart to "The Flintstones" and projects the life of an American family in the space age. The story revolves around the travails of George Jetson, wife Jane, daughter Judy, son Elroy and their dog, Astro.