Warner Bros Picks Up Fun Looney Tunes ACME Warehouse Pitch
This actually sounds like it could be quite fun. Heat Vision reports that Warner Bros has picked up a pitch from writers/brothers Kevin & Dan Hageman that focuses on the fictional ACME warehouse from the Looney Tunes world. They came up with the idea, independently, to create a live-action CG hybrid feature film focused around the ACME warehouse featuring the many outlandish devices that the company makes, with a tone that similar to the Amblin movies of the 1980s or a Men in Black-style movie. However, it won't actually feature any of the Looney Tunes characters. So how exactly will it work then? We're not really sure.
The project is just starting to come together, but Warner Bros, who owns Looney Tunes anyway, is on-board and will develop with producers Dan Lin (The Box, Sherlock Holmes) and Roy Lee (Shutter, The Strangers, Quarantine, The Uninvited). The ACME "Factory" was seen in the Who Framed Roger Rabbit movie, which is where the photo above comes from, so that is a little taste of what we might get with this. Perhaps I'm just confused as to how these ACME weapons will be handled if not by any Looney Tunes characters, but maybe that's the fun of it. We'll be sure to keep an eye out for any updates on the project as it continues to develop.
This has a lot of potential. Personally, I think it would be interesting to see a District 9 documentary style of film that details the everday lives of the scientists and R&D that produce those wacky Acme products. I see a company that either failed to procure military contracts and turned to making products for toons or a family business on it's last legs kind of thing. Whatever they end up doing, we need a Wil E. Coyote cameo in the customer service department.
Tether on Oct 26, 2010
I don't know about this one, seems to me that these guys doing these pitches are wacked out drugs or something, where do they get this stuff from?My 8 year old could come up with a better pitch.
jah p on Oct 26, 2010
You gotta be the toon, before you can looney.
Newsguy35 on Jan 23, 2011
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