Warner Bros.’ live-action/animation hybrid Wile E. Coyote project, Coyote vs. Acme, has found its director. Dave Green (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows) is on board to helm the film, and he will also help develop the project as it’s still looking for a writer (never a great sign).
The film follows the infamous Looney Tunes prairie woof whose objective is obliterating his nemesis Road Runner. Acme is the fictional company that provides Coyote with his many weapons, all of which invariably fail, leaving him squashed flat or burnt to a crisp. That’s pretty much all we know, and likely pretty much all anyone knows since, again, the project has yet to find a writer.
Green’s hire makes sense. As mentioned, he previously directed 2016’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows, so he’s got some experience with shooting live-action and animation together. That film is also likely the tone Warner Bros. is aiming for, although it’s debatable how well known Wile E. Coyote is among kids. This film might actually be more for adults.
LEGO Batman director Chris McKay is on board as a producer, which is likely another clue as to what sort of thing the studio is aiming for with this project. Don’t expect Coyote vs. Acme to be the last Looney Tunes-related project to come out of the studio, either.
The studio is also reviving other characters, including a sequel Space Jam starring LeBron James, and a feature based on Hannah-Barbera characters Tom and Jerry, with Chloe Grace Moretz, Michael Pena, Rob Delaney and Ken Jeong attached.