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Kevin and Dan Hageman, the writers whose script works include the Sony Animation pic Hotel Transvylvania, have made a Warner Bros deal for Acme, which ponders the manufacturer of those inventions that Wyle E. Coyote bought, that never seemed to work properly in catching the Road Runner. Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing a project that's envisioned as a live action/CG mix. Warner Bros owns the Looney Tunes franchise and recently set Elf scribe David Berenbaum to draft the CG/live action pic Bugs Bunny. CAA and Underground rep the scribes.

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Link to the original Hollywood Reporter story.

Links to our threads on Looney Tunes and the in-development hybrid live-action/CGI movies based on Bugs Bunny, Marvin the Martian, Pepe Le Pew, Speedy Gonzalez, Space Jam 2 and Looney Tunes in general.

Links to our threads on other hybrid live/CGI rodent/cartoon-character movies Garfield (2004-2006), Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007-2011), G-Force (2009), Yogi Bear (2010), Hop (2011), Smurfs (2011-2013), Scooby-Doo (in development), Rats of NIMH (in development), The Berenstain Bears (in development), Mighty Mouse (in development), Babar the Elephant (in development), Instant Karma (in development) and Sonic the Hedgehog (in development). We don't seem to have any threads on The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000), Scooby-Doo (2002-2004) or Marmaduke (2010).

Edited by Peter T Chattaway

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Acme 'Looney Tunes' Movie Finds New Momentum with 'X-Men: First Class' Writers (Exclusive)

X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are going a little looney, and directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa may soon join them.

The power writing duo has been hired to write the untitled Acme movie project being developed by Warner Bros. At the same time, Ficarra and Requa, who directed Crazy Stupid Love for the studio, are in early negotiations to direct the project, which has its roots in Warners' classic Looney Tunes cartoons.

Steve Carell, who toplined Crazy Stupid Love, is attached to star in the project, which is being produced by Dan Lin and Roy Lee. The latter two were behind the mega-successful and franchise-launching The Lego Movie, and the studio and producers are envisioning the Acme project as an event movie that will also launch a franchise.

Plot details are being kept under an anvil, but the Acme Corporation is a fictional manufacturer of crazy and sometimes dangerous products (that also tend to malfunction at the most inopportune times) that are used by many a Looney Tunes character. The company's products are most commonly used by Wile E. Coyote in his never-ending quest to capture the Road Runner.

The movie, however, would not center on the Looney Tunes characters and is being planned as a CG/live-action hybrid. . . .

Hollywood Reporter, August 27

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Possibly not the same project, but hey:

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Warner Bros’ Wile E. Coyote Movie Finds Its Scribes In The Silberman Brothers
EXCLUSIVE: Road Runner’s nemesis, Wile E. Coyote a.k.a. ‘Super Genius’, is getting his own big screen feature and Deadline has learned that Jon and Josh Silberman, the supervising producers behind CBS’ Living Biblically have been hired to write Coyote Vs. Acme.
Chris McKay, the director of The Lego Batman Movie, is producing. . . .
Deadline.com, August 28

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