Wile E. Coyote is destined for the big-screen as Variety has reported that Dave Green, best known for directing EARTH TO ECHO and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS, has been tapped to helm the Wile E. Coyote movie for Warner Bros.
Dave Green will also help to develop COYOTE VS. ACME, which will be a live-action/animated hybrid. The search is currently underway for a writer, and the film will follow “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.” The last we heard of this project was August of last year when Warner Bros. tasked Jon and Josh Silberman (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) with writing the script. As today’s news indicates that the studio is looking for a new writer, it would been that the Silberman’s are out.
The Wile E. Coyote/Road Runner cartoons are some of the very best of Looney Tunes and still hold up incredibly well, but I’m not convinced that expanding the concept to a full-length feature is the best idea. But hey, what the hell do I know.