X-Men: First Class writers to pen Looney Tunes spin-off movie

News Ryan Lambie 28 Aug 2014 - 07:53

There's a Looney Tunes spin-off in the works, with Steve Carell attached and the writers of X-Men: First Class in charge of the script...

The last time we saw Warner Bros' golden age animated characters on the silver screen, it was courtesy of Joe Dante and his 2003 film, Looney Tunes: Back In Action. It wasn't a box office success, unfortunately, but it offered lots to enjoy, with Dante's anarchic sense of humour perfectly suited to the antics of character such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the Tasmanian Devil.

A little over a decade later, and it's been revealed that a new Looney Tunes movie is in the offing. Currently going by the short, snappy title Acme, it's being written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz - the duo who brought us the thoroughly entertaining X-Men: First Class. The pair also wrote the comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa and starring Steve Carell.

Acme promises to be a reunion of sorts, then, with Ficarra and Requa set to direct and Carell said to be attached as the lead actor. It isn't yet clear which Looney Tunes characters will actually appear in Acme, however, because the project's widely described as a spin-off. At any rate, it's exciting to think that Bugs Bunny and his friends could be coming back out of the archive - and who knows, if Acme's a hit, we could be seeing lots more from Looney Tunes soon.

A Porky Pig stand-alone movie, perhaps, followed by a Marvin the Martian flick, and then an Avengers-style Looney Tunes team-up movie...

More Looney Tunes news as we hear it.

Variety

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