Cue that iconic opening music: Looney Tunes is relevant again! Former SNL comedienne Jenny Slate has been tapped by Warner Bros. to pen the feature reboot. Much like Sony’s successful adaptation of The Smurfs, the Looney Tunes reboot would blend CG and live-action in order to bring the characters to life on the big screen. Although no word has been released as to Slate’s take on the property, fans can be almost certain of seeing Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Wile E. Coyote, Tweety Bird and more. Hit the jump for more on Slate and the Looney Tunes movie.
From Heat Vision comes the report that WB has chosen Slate to pen the Looney Tunes reboot script. On board to produce will be David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith of KatzSmith, along with David Heyman (Harry Potter) and his Heyday Films president, Jeffrey Clifford.
Slate, who has also appeared on numerous comedic occasions on VH1 and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, has also voiced characters in The Lorax and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. You might recognize her voice from the viral YouTube sensation, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. If not, check it out below.
Looney Tunes has been around in cartoon form since the 1930s, but the most successful feature-length film was the blend of live-action and cartoon animated Space Jam in 1996. A follow-up of sorts came in 2003 with Brendan Fraser in Looney Tunes: Back in Action. That iteration was…not so successful. Here’s to better luck with the current effort!