There’s a bottom-line rationale regarding Robert Rodrguez being “in talks” to direct a Warner Bros. live-action feature version of The Jetsons for Warner Bros. Pictures. And it can be summed up in eight words: “Danger! Danger! Retreat to the family safety zone!”
With the Grindhouse financial debacle coloring Rodriguez’s industry aura (on top of the fact that most viewers outside serious gore geeks thought that Rodriguez’s Terror Planet was way, way inferior to Quentin Tarantino‘s Death Proof) and his biggest financial successes having come from directing the three Spy Kids flicks (which came out in ’01, ’02 and ’03), a Jetsons flick is a total dive-for-cover move. The producers are Denise Di Novi and Donald De Line.
The only thing I’ve really liked about Rordriguez’s films since his first and best effort, 1992’s El Mariachi, has been his tendency to cast hot women (Salma Hayek, Rose McGowan) and dress them up in hot skimpy outfits