Via Variety: Warner Bros. has hired “Sausage Party” co-director Conrad Vernon to develop its animated feature “The Jetsons” with an eye to direct. Set in 2062 “The Jetsons” centered on George, Jane, Judy, and Elroy Jetson along with Rosie the Robot. The original animated series aired in primetime on ABC in 1962-63. The series was a Space Age counterpart to Hanna-Barbera’s “The Flintstones.” The 1990 film Jetsons: The Movie served as the series finale to the television show. In 2017 a direct-to-video animated movie, The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! was released.
Vernon’s credits include co-directing “Shrek 2,” “Monsters vs. Aliens” and most recently the adult comedy “Sausage Party” with Greg Tiernan. “Sausage Party” grossed $140 million worldwide on a $19 million budget. Vernon also voiced the Gingerbread Man in the “Shrek” movies.