Ever wonder how a company that makes purposefully faulty equipment that lands Wile E. Coyote in countless quagmires stays in business? Well, Warner Bros has the same question on their mind, as they just picked up a script for a film that will take place entirely in the ACME warehouse made famous by hundreds of Looney Tune cartoons.
The script comes from Dan and Kevin Hegeman, who’s previous work include Hotel Transylvania and Chris Columbus’ The Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom. They may not have a list of big credits under their belt, but they sure have moxie. Here’s the rundown from THR.
The Hageman brothers came up with the idea to build a feature film around the fictional ACME warehouse — the manufacturer of anything and everything used by many of the Looney Tunes characters, most fatefully Wile E. Coyote in his quest to catch the Road Runner. The writers brought their concept to producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee, who helped develop the project further.
The plan is to make a live-action CG hybrid featuring the many outlandish devices of the company in a tone that recalls the Amblin pics of the 1980s or a Men in Black-style movie. It will not feature the Looney Tunes characters.
With other films of the genre like Looney Tunes: Back in Action being such an underwhelming success, you would think that the brothers Warner would have reservations, but the deal was inked for six figures, which must mean they have some kind of faith in the project.
We expect to hear more about this project as it unfolds, but don’t expect to see the zany warehouse comedy until at least 2012.