Jenny Slate to Pen LOONEY TUNES Reboot for WB

     September 19, 2012

looney-tunes-slice

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.

jenny-slate-looney-tunesFrom 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!

 

Around The Web

Latest News

SPOTLIGHT Trailer: Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams Expose Catholic Church Sex Abuse

The true story drama revolves around the Boston Globe journalists who rocked the world with their investigation.

Vince Vaughn Joins Andrew Garfield in Mel Gibson’s HACKSAW RIDGE

The World War II film marks Gibson's first directorial effort in nearly a decade.

Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult Tackle Sci-Fi Romance in New EQUALS Images

Guy Pearce and Jacki Weaver also star in 'Like Crazy' writer/director Drake Doremus' new film.

EDGE OF TOMORROW 2 Teased by Tom Cruise; Emily Blunt May Return

This is starting to get a bit meta.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6 Aiming to Shoot Next Summer Says Tom Cruise

Who will get in the director’s chair for Ethan Hunt’s next mission?

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: New Images Released; Zack Snyder Talks SUICIDE SQUAD Connection

The filmmaker also reveals how Superman's arrival throws off Batman's entire philosophy, and discusses the DC Movie Universe.

THE 33 Trailer: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro Chronicle Chilean Miner Saga

The drama chronicles the 69-day rescue attempt for the trapped miners.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5: Collider Joins Tom Cruise at the World Premiere in Vienna

Cruise and co. went all out at the Vienna State Opera for the 'Rogue Nation' debut.

Venice Film Festival 2015 Lineup Announced; Will Open with EVEREST

The festival also includes the world premieres for ‘Beasts of No Nation’, ‘Spotlight’, and more.

GAMBIT Might Lose Channing Tatum

The actor’s involvement in the upcoming superhero film has become tenuous.

Page 1 of 4,06512345...102030...Last »