Soon, the new generation of moviegoers will get to meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy, daughter Judy and Jane, his wife, on the big screen.
Warner Bros is heading back to the future with an animated version of The Jetsons, hiring Matt Lieberman to write the script.
The original Hanna-Barbera show aired in primetime on ABC in 1962 and 1963. It was set in 2062 and centered on George, Jane, Judy and Elroy Jetson along with Rosie the Robot as a Space Age counterpart to Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones.
Warner Bros, which owns the Hanna-Barbera library, had been developing a live-action version of The Jetsons as recently as 2012 with Donald De Line and Denise Di Novi producing.
Universal released a Jetsons movie in 1990, directed by Joseph Barbera, co-founder of the Hanna-Barbera company and one of the creators of the original series.
Variety reported in 2013 that Lieberman had come on board to write Warner Bros' Scooby-Doo animated movie project.
Lieberman has written 12/24 for Chris Colmbus' 1492; Giant Monsters Attack Japan for Paramount Animation and The Pet for Disney with Jared Hess to direct. News of The Jetsons movie was first reported by Deadline.com. — Reuters