Warner Bros.' many attempts to launch big-screen revivals of Looney Tunes characters like Bugs Bunny, Pepe Le Pew, and even the Acme Corporation have so far mostly blown up in their face, covering them in hilarious streaks of soot and leaving their teeth dangling piano keys, literally speaking. That has literally happened. And yet, like a Wile E. Coyote with a hilarious, desperate need to maximize the profit potential of his languishing franchise, they're still trying—this time with the big pile of live-action/CGI birdseed that is a full Looney Tunes ensemble movie, the first since 2003's Looney Tunes: Back In Action did not, ironically, put the Looney Tunes franchise back in action.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has hired former Saturday Night Live star Jenny Slate to draft the screenplay, and presumably bring the same adorable-yet-hip sensibilities she brought to her stop-motion viral hit Marcel The Shell With Shoes On and not say the word "fucking" at any point. Can Slate do for the Looney Tunes what Jason Segel did for The Muppets, and finally soar above all those crashed previous attempts? Or will she find herself ripping open her parachute only to discover it's a giant anvil, literally speaking? That will literally happen.
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