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LOONEY TUNES Spin-Off Film ACME in the Works at Warner Bros.

We all love Looney Tunes. Bugs, Daffy, Sylvester, Porky: these names are synonymous with wacky, slapstick gags and amazing animation of decades past. Over the years, there have been many attempts to reboot the franchise, sometimes with a beloved live action film that co-stars Michael Jordan, sometimes with an animated sitcom. But, no matter the method, we always show up because we love Bugs and the gang and all they do to make us laugh. This is why this news is both interesting and little confusing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a film titled Acme is in the works at Warner Brothers with X-Men: First Class and Power Rangers writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz working on the script. In addition, Steve Carell is attached to star in the film, and Crazy Stupid Love‘s Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are in talks to direct.

Plot details are scarce at the moment, but the report does state that the CGI/live-action hybrid film that’s been in development since 2010 will not focus on any the main characters we know and love, but rather – as the title implies – the fictional mega-corporation that produces all the wacky products and anvils featured in the series.

Truthfully, there’s potential for a film set around the Acme Corporation, especially if it’s done in a Who Framed Roger Rabbit sort of way. The product line of Acme is expansive enough that the film could explore some interesting dynamics within the company. What we’re saying is, we’re definitely into a Mad Men inspired Looney Tunes spin-off.

What do you think of Acme? Let us know in the comments below.

Art by Rob Loukotka. Check out the full series at his official site, FringeFocus.

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Comments

  1. sylladextrous says:

    It could be good, especially as it reminds me of Aperture Science from the Portal series

  2. Wile E. Cyote says:

    How it’s not slapstick. I’d like to see them play it straight.

  3. Rob Loukotka says:

    Thanks for the prompt fix! 🙂

  4. Rob Loukotka says:

    Hey, the ACME artwork being used for the header is drawn by me (Fringe Focus). http://fringefocus.com/i/acme-inventory-series/ Y’all didn’t ask permission to use them for your blog posts. If you want to throw my name in as a credit that is fine, but it’s weird that you didn’t ask. Get on it. Not a big deal, just ask next time or give a credit or whatever.

    • Rachel Heine says:

      Hi Rob. We’re deeply sorry that this happened. Artist accreditation is very important to us, and we completely understand your frustration. I’ve added a link to the bottom of the post, but please let me know if you’d prefer we remove it entirely. Thank you for bringing it to our attention – we’ll make sure this doesn’t happen again.

  5. Kevin M. Scarbrough says:

    It’s almost as if this was done by an artist that could have easily been credited with the work (or, ye gods, asked permission).

  6. Xando2007 says:

    Just make a new space jam already

  7. Sounds like a fun idea to me! I’ve always been curious about Acme