No longer interested in a live-action version of The Jetsons, Warner Bros. is planning to turn the popular 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon sitcom into a feature length animated movie. Matt Lieberman (Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief) will write the script.
It was at one time believed that Warner Bros. was planning to have Kanye West star in a live-action movie, but it's unclear where that rumor came from. Matt Lieberman is starting his screenplay from scratch. He previously worked on a new animated Scooby-Doo movie for the studio, which has been put on the fast track.
The Jetsons premiered in 1962, and served as Hanna Barbera's futuristic answer to The Flintstones. The story follows George Jetson and his family as they make their way through the future with the help of a robotic maid. This will not be the only script Matt Lieberman is currently working on, and he has the spec script 12/24 currently in preproduction, which is a found footage movie that follows Santa Claus. He is also working on Giant Monsters Attack Japan for Paramount Animation, and a Short Circuit remake for director Tim Hill. He also has the spec script The Pet at Disney with Jared Hess set to direct, along with scripts for Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and Evil Genius at Disney.