Looney Tunes Are Heading Back To The Big Screen

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-09-19 17:50:55discussion comments
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For the first time since 2003, the Looney Tunes will be getting the feature treatment by Warner Bros. The project is moving forward with Jenny Slate, a comedian who was on Saturday Night Live during the 2009-2010 season, has been given the duty of writing the script, which will once again be a live-action/CG hybrid. David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith, best known for their work on Tim Burton's Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, will be producing the movie alongside Harry Potter producer David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford.

The last time the beloved characters have had their own movie was Looney Tunes: Back In Action, but that film failed with both critics and audiences, managing to pull in only $68 million internationally on an $80 million budget. Before that they appeared in the basketball movie Space Jam with Michael Jordan and Bill Murray, which was treated even worse by critics but was much more successful at the box office. Since 2003 there have been a few Looney Tunes shorts that have made their way into theaters, including Coyote Falls, a Wille E. Coyote and Road Runner sketch that played in front of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore; I Tawt I Taw A Putty Tat, a Sylvester, Tweety Bird and Granny bit that ran with Happy Feet Two; and Daffy Rhapsody, which was part of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island's release.

Details on how the studio plans to bring back the characters, according to THR, are currently under wraps and no time table or directing candidates are mentioned.
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