New Writers Board The Jetsons


Two new writers have been brought aboard the long-gestating big screen version of The Jetsons, Variety reports.

Van Robichaux and Evan Susser will tackle the Hanna-Barbera cartoon adaptation. They’re best known for their spec script, Chewie, a story about the making of Star Wars, told from the perspective of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew. The script made the 2011 “Black List” of unproduced screenplays.

Producer Denise Di Novi spoke with last summer and offered a update on the film.

“I’ve been developing that for so many years,” she said at the time. “…Part of it is that every couple of years, the genre kind of changes. I really credit Jeff Robinov at Warner Bros. with this. In choosing Chris Nolan to do Batman, he really exploded the expectations on adapting all these kinds of titles, the pressure is on to really make them the coolest movies, not the cornball cartoon movies. Every couple years it’s changed what they thought the movie should be and I’m hoping now we’re hitting it at the right time. I’ve never given up on that movie.”

Though nothing is certain at this stage, Robichaux and Susser’s take could be the one to finally bring The Jetsons to the big screen.