Is The Jetsons film adaptation Kanye West’s next project?

Photo by: Jonathan Mannion

Back in January 2012, Yeezus himself tweeted about being named the “creative director” of a potential film adaptation of the popular Hanna-Barbera cartoon, The Jetsons. I personally thought the news would be great, since Kanye’s style has always been aimed towards the future. After all, with such a liberal title as “creative director,” Kanye wouldn’t necessarily be involved as directly as, say… the film’s actual director. Two screenwriters, Van Robichaux and Evan Susser, were hired to work on a script last year. Since then, not much else has been said about the film.

However, during press rounds for Yeezus, The Playlist caught an aside in a recent Kanye interview where he mentioned his continued attachment for the film. Producer Denise DiNovi quickly cleared up Kanye’s role with the film, stating:

He’s not the creative director on the movie, but I loved his passion for ‘The Jetsons.’ He gets the whole thing about the future that never was. He sees us living on a precipice of technology – cameras in your eye, your mind as a remote control to fire lasers – and wonders how things are going to break, for good or for bad.

So what does this mean, exactly? Basically, it seems as if Kanye would help guide the style and tone of the film. With his attachment, he could also have control over the soundtrack; who knows, Kanye’s next release could double as a soundtrack for The Jetsons? With his collaborations with Daft Punk over the years, as well as the robot duo’s experience in Hollywood with the Tron: Legacy soundtrack, speculation can’t help but brew for a Kanye X Daft Punk Jetsons soundtrack.

[via The Playlist]

Geoff Henao

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He's funny sometimes.

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