'Harold & Kumar Christmas' Director Snags Himself 'Rascal Raccoon'
Following the release of A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, director Todd Strauss-Schulson landed a couple new gigs for an adventure comedy set in Brazil and Family Getaway, the story about a family that discovers its patriarch is an assassin when a rival killer shows up, turning a vacation into a cross-country car chase. Now the filmmaker has landed an animated project as he gets comfortable at Warner Bros. Heat Vision reports Staruss-Schulson will direct an adaptation of Rascal Raccoon's Raging Revenge, a graphic novel following a cartoon named Rascal Raccoon who finds himself in a worrisome predicament.
With a setting and characters that will feel very familiar to Looney Tunes fans, the story takes place in an animated world called Toonie Terrace, where Meanies are always trying to torture the Merries. However, when Rascal Raccoon finally, surprisingly, succeeds in killing in longtime nemesis Jumpin' Jackalope, he's left with no purpose and it ruins his life; that is until he sets his sights on a new target: the animator who created him. It sounds like there's the potential for some adult humor along the lines of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, especially with the meta story. The film will be a live-action/CGI hybrid, adapted by Matt Fogel (an assistatnt to the directors on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) and it sounds perfect for kids and anyone who grew up with toons like Wile E. Coyote and Elmer Fudd trying to kill Road Runner and Bugs Bunny.