Eric Bauza, the Emmy winning voice over artist who currently voices multiple Looney Tunes characters, has shared a first look photo from “Coyote vs. Acme”.
Warner Bros. Pictures abruptly shelved the completed project in November for a $30 million tax write-off, suffering a major backlash both online and amongst the film community for the decision.
Within days, they changed course with the filmmakers allowed to shop around the $70 million-budgeted live-action/CG animation hybrid feature to other potential distributors.
At the last report earlier this month, at least four separate companies were in the mix for the film, including Netflix, Amazon and Paramount Pictures. It’s not known where things stand now, but Bauza captioned his photo “See Ya in 2024” which could suggest something is underway.
In the movie, Looney Tunes character Wile E. Coyote hires an unlucky human attorney to sue the ACME Corporation for defective product injury after so many of their products have backfired on him over the years in his pursuit of the Road Runner.
The project completed principal photography last year in New Mexico and starred Will Forte as the attorney and John Cena as the head of ACME. DC Studios co-head James Gunn produced the feature whilst “Earth to Echo” helmer Dave Green directed from a script by Jon and Josh Silberman.