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Warner Bros. Denies Decision Has Been Made Regarding Coyote vs. Acme’s Future

April 15, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Wile E Coyote vs. Acme Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Coyote vs. Acme may not be dead quite yet, as the Warner Bros. is refuting notions that the film has been shelved. As has been reported, the live-action film’s future has been in doubt with Warner Bros. initially planning to shelve it for a tax break before being convinced by the vocal backlash to allow other studios to bid on the film’s rights. It was noted in February that the film’s running out of time and that Warner Bros. has been taking a hardline on negotiations for the $70 million production, making it unlikely to see the light of day.

The New York Times has the latest update on the film’s future, with Warner Bros. denying a report that shelving the film would net between $35 million and $40 million as “inaccurate” and stating that no final decision has been made on the film’s fate.

The film was originally set for release on July 21st, 2023 before it was replaced with Barbie and then eventually planned to be shelved. It was previously reported that the door wasn’t yet 100% closed on a potential release.

The movie stars John Cena, Will Forte and Lana Candor and was directed by David Green from a script by Sammy Burch. It followed Wile E. Coyote, who after ACME products fail him one too many times in his dogged pursuit of the Roadrunner, decides to hire a billboard lawyer to sue the ACME Corporation. The case pits Wile E. and his lawyer (Forte) against the latter’s intimidating former boss (Cena), but a growing friendship between man and cartoon stokes their determination to win.