Warner Bros. Gives Second Chance to Scrapped Movie “Coyote vs. Acme”
In a surprising turn of events, Warner Bros. has decided to reverse its decision to scrap the highly anticipated movie “Coyote vs. Acme” and has allowed director Dave Green to explore other potential distribution options. The film, which is a hybrid of live-action and animation, is based on a popular humor piece that was published in The New Yorker back in 1990.
Initially, Warner Bros. had shelved the film, citing it as a tax write-off. This decision caused quite a controversy, especially considering the iconic status of the beloved Looney Tunes characters. Filmmakers, including renowned directors Scott Derrickson and Brian Duffield, were quick to criticize the studio for prioritizing a tax break over the creative work of hundreds of talented individuals.
Despite the setback, “Coyote vs. Acme” received an outpouring of support on social media from fellow filmmakers, who praised its commercial potential and emotional impact. The movie, produced and co-written by James Gunn, features a star-studded cast including John Cena and Will Forte.
Director Dave Green and others who were involved in the production expressed their disappointment over the initial cancellation. However, they remain resilient and determined to honor the legacies of the iconic characters. Composer Steven Price and editor Carsten Kurpanek joined in, criticizing Warner Bros. for erasing the art and talent of countless individuals in favor of accounting.
Even comedian John Early took to social media, appealing for the movie to be saved and highlighting the potential impact it could have on his nieces. The widespread support for “Coyote vs. Acme” sent a clear message to Warner Bros. that the film should not be discarded.
This unexpected turn of events opens up a new chapter for the movie, as director Dave Green now has the opportunity to shop it around to other potential distributors. While nothing has been finalized yet, the decision to give “Coyote vs. Acme” a second chance has sparked excitement among fans and industry professionals alike.
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