Prolific filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is reportedly in talks to bring one of two popular TV shows to the big screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Spy Kids" helmer is in talks to direct a feature film version of the classic animated series "The Jetsons" for Warner Bros. In addition, the trade paper suggests that Rodriguez has had conversations with Will Ferrell and Universal about directing their "Land of the Lost" project.
"The Jetsons," based on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon that aired on ABC starting in 1962, has a tiny little advantage in this race. Unlike "Land of the Lost," it actually has a script, written by Adam Goldberg ("Fanboys"). The trade paper says that there are easy ways around Rodriguez's non-DGA status and that the director could claim "financial core" status with the guild, pay partial dues and shoot the film with a DGA supervisor on set.
Rodriguez's latest film, the "Grindhouse" double-bill segment "Planet Terror," disappointed at the box office. He's expected to move forward with two "Sin City" sequels with co-director Frank Miller, which may give Universal the opportunity to magically find a "Land of the Lost" script somewhere.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times