'The Jetsons' Animated Movie Lands 'Sausage Party' Director

While The Jetsons crew have been busy battling WWE superstars, Warner Bros. has quietly been putting together a new animated movie for them on the big screen. It's been a couple of years since we've heard anything solid on it, but now comes word from THR that animation vet Conrad Vernon has joined with an eye towards directing.

Vernon is the guy behind the hit films Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, and the most successful R-rated animated movie ever, Sausage Party. Warner Bros. has been trying to mount a Jetsons movie since the '90s with Robert Rodriguez and Adam Shankman attached at various points, but they're moving forward now in the way they're best recognized.

No word on when this could start, but presumably The Jetsons will be part of the Hanna-Barbara shared universe revealed last year.