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‘Looney Tunes’ Spinoff ‘Acme’ Orders Up ‘X-Men: First Class’ Writers


Warner Bros. is at last ready to open its order from the Acme Corporation.

According to Variety, the studio has hired X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to pen its Looney Tunes spinoff Acme. Steve Carell is attached to star, while Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, directors of Crazy Stupid Love and the upcoming Focus, are in early talks to helm.

As longtime viewers of Looney Tunes well know, Acme is a fictional mail-order company that features prominently in the Road Runner cartoons, supplying Wile E. Coyote with all kinds of improbable products, from a rocket sled to dehydrated boulders to earthquake pills. Acme also played a role in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Tiny Toon Adventures.

Warner Bros. bought the Acme pitch in 2010 from Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu writers Kevin and Dan Hageman, who had a hand in developing the stories for Hotel Transylvania and The LEGO Movie. Still, nearly four years later, no details are known about the film — even whether it’s animated or a blend of animation and live-action.

The LEGO Movie‘s Dan Lin and Roy Lee are on board to produce.


  • joe35

    They lost me at “Steve Carrell is attached to star.” Ugh. Isn’t this twit’s 15 minutes over already? And why must the Looney Tunes gang always be forced to share the spotlight with human stars? Let Bugs and Duffy and everyone else have their own movie for crying out loud.