Wile E. Coyote is headed for the big screen.
The film is called Coyote vs. Acme and presumably will focus on the coyote’s longtime pursuit of Road Runner.
Chris McKay, the director of The Lego Batman Movie, is producing. Two big Looney Tunes movies have made it to the screen in the last 22 years: 1996’s Space Jam which made $230.4M WW and 2003’s Looney Tunes: Back in Action which made considerably less with close to $70M WW. Out of all the Looney Tunes characters with the most slaptstick potential, the arrogant and often tragic Wile E. Coyote offers limitless possibilities, even when he’s acting alone at the edge of a cliff with a parachute and anvil.
It’ll certainly to be interesting to see how they adapt all of the explosions and violence from the original series for today’s politically correct audience.