Although a live-action feature film has been toyed with over the years, Deadline is now reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures has plans to move forward with The Jetsons as a fully animated feature film. According to the outlet, Matt Lieberman has been hired to provide the screenplay.
Produced by Hanna-Barbera, the original incarnation of “The Jetsons” followed the success of the studio’s “The Flintstones,” following a nuclear family in a space age future. A primetime series, “The Jetsons” aired Sunday nights on ABC from September 23, 1962 to March 3, 1963.
Lieberman is still a relative newcomer to Hollywood with his sole produced credit being the direct to home video franchise sequel Doctor Dolittle: Tail to the Chief. He’s got quite a few other projects in various stages of development, however, including an upcoming remake of Short Circuit, set to be directed by Tim Hill, The Pet, his own original spec script that has Jared Hess attached to helm, and a new theatrical animated Scooby-Doo film, announced back in 2013, among others.
George Jetson and his family previously hit the big screen in a 1990 animated film, titled Jetsons: The Movie. Directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the film posthumously featured original voice talents George O’Hanlon and Mel Blanc.