The Roadrunner had better watch out as there is a new ‘Wile E. Coyote’ movie in the works and Warner Bros. has just tapped The Silberman Brothers (‘Living Biblically,’ ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’) to write it! Jon and Josh are going to have a lot of work ahead of them to bring this iconic character to the big screen for an audience base that had significantly changed from when the toon was originally popular.
While this “Super Genius” will always be known for creative inventions that pave the way for perfect slapstick humor, the lack of dialogue for a feature film might mean that we’re getting some massive changes to the Wiley cartoon. While there is no mention of his arch nemesis and his uncatchable meal of The Roadrunner being part of the film, it would be hard to imagine a story that doesn’t include him.
It wasn’t announced if Warner Bros. plans to keep this an animated feature or go the live-action route that ‘Detective Pikachu‘ and Disney Studios have been doing but with Chris McKay who directed ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ onboard as a producer it seems likely that this will be an animated feature.
The road to success will be steep for the film as the Looney Tunes have only had 2 bonified hits in the past 22 years with 1996’s ‘Space Jam‘ being a hit that earned $230.4M worldwide while 2003’s ‘Looney Tunes: Back in Action’ only pulling in about $70 million.
Their return didn’t last long, and this could be their time to shine.
Are you looking forward to a ‘Wile E. Coyote’movie? Do you think that he’ll be after The Roadrunner or will there be another reason for this Super Genius to be active? What other Looney Tunes do you hope to have a chance at making an appearance? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Deadline Hollywood