Coyote vs. Acme Gives Wile E. Coyote His Own Looney Tunes Movie
Wile E. Coyote has been chasing the Road Runner in the Looney Tunes cartoons since 1948, but now he’s turning his attention to a new target.
According to Deadline, siblings and creative partners, Jon and Josh Silberman, are writing Coyote vs. Acme. The Silberman brothers previously wrote for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Bordertown, and Deadbeat, before landing their own CBS series, Living Biblically. A director hasn’t been chosen yet, and it’s currently unknown if Coyote vs. Acme will be fully animated or a mixture of animation and live-action.
As teased by the title, the film will feature Wile E. Coyote stepping aside from his lifelong pursuit of the Roadrunner to get his revenge on Acme. Within the various Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner shorts, the Coyote’s gadgets always came from Acme. Inevitably, the gadgets have always failed, leaving the Coyote humiliated and injured. Now, it’s time for some payback.
Back in 2014, Steve Carell was attached to star in an Acme themed movie that would take place within the world of the Looney Tunes. That project doesn’t appear to be going forward, but Carell would probably still be a very funny foil for the Coyote. None of the Looney Tunes have had their own film since Joe Dante’s Looney Tunes: Back in Action in 2003. Warner Bros. has reportedly been working on a Space Jam sequel for years, but that’s another project that has yet to materialize.
Assuming that Coyote vs. Acme makes it out of development, the next question is simple: should the Coyote speak? Wile E. Coyote rarely had any vocalizations when he was with the Road Runner. However, he was extremely loquacious and eloquent when paired with other Looney Tunes characters.
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