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Jetsons Movie Back on the Sprockets

Warner Bros. is apparently taking another whack at a live-action feature based on Hanna-Barbera’s classic Jetsons cartoon series. According to Daily Variety, Scribe Adam F. Goldberg (The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz) and producer Donald De Line (Without a Paddle, The Stepford Wives) have been tapped as the latest teammates for producer Denise Di Novi (Catwoman, Batman Returns), who has been trying to get the feature off the ground for more than ten years.

Like the animated series, the Jetsons movie will revolve around a space-age family headed by bumbling Spacely Sprockets employee George Jetson. A few months ago, an Internet report had former child star Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire) attached to play son Elroy, alongside Steve Martin, Diane Lane and Lindsay Lohan as George, wife Jane and daughter Judy, respectively. No word yet if Astro will be played by a real dog or animated in CG. The Voice of Astro in cartoons was provided by actor Don Messick, who also voiced Scooby-Doo.

The Jetsons previously made the leap to the big screen with the moderately successful animated 1990 release, Jetsons: The Movie produced by Hanna-Barbera and released by Universal Pictures.

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