James Gunn's Live action Road Runner Film!

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Post by gaastra » November 14th, 2023, 12:00 pm

Well, the animated looney tunes movie is getting a theatre release thanks to another party paying for it so if it's a good movie could see apple or amazon giving it a big screen release. Both has said they are releasing more films to theatres, and both are short on kids and family films theatre releases.

Netflix you might get a 4 day limited in a few cities release to count for oscars like chicken run 2 did and call it a day or no release at all.

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Re: James Gunn's Live action Road Runner Film!

Post by Ben » November 14th, 2023, 5:43 pm

I reckon this is going to Amazon.

Warners are currently promoting their new animated special/"movie", the DC-branded Merry Little Batman, which is debuting on…Prime!


So there’s already a relationship there for all things Warner Animatoon…

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Post by Randall » November 16th, 2023, 10:19 pm

Cartoon Brew grouch Amid Amidi loved the film, calling it "superb!" So there ya go. I want to see this thing!

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Post by gaastra » November 17th, 2023, 5:57 am

Lord and miller both called it incredible!

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Post by Daniel » November 17th, 2023, 4:45 pm

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Post by gaastra » November 20th, 2023, 12:29 pm

Coyote director says he will never work with wb again.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/h ... 87bfa&ei=9

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Post by Ben » November 20th, 2023, 3:51 pm

And who can blame him! I’ve heard a few people are nervous about doing anything there since the Batgirl thing, as if even a big franchise project like that can’t be protected then who knows when something might be canned. Certainly Universal treated Nolan very well with Oppenheimer that he also won’t be going back to WB anytime soon.

Way to go in a big anniversary year! ;)

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Post by Daniel » November 20th, 2023, 4:18 pm

It's not the director of Coyote vs. Acme that said that, it's another filmmaker Brian Duffield.

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Post by gaastra » December 8th, 2023, 7:35 am

Looks like a rule is set for coyote. Whoever gets it must put it in theatres. Amazon really wants it!

https://deadline.com/2023/12/coyote-vs- ... 235658240/

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Post by Ben » December 8th, 2023, 8:11 am

Sounds like it deserves a cinema run. At least that’ll help it get to disc! :)

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Post by gaastra » February 9th, 2024, 10:45 am

And dead again. Thanks wb. Zaslab really hates cartoons.

https://www.reddit.com/r/boxoffice/comm ... elved_and/
In early January, “Coyote vs. Acme” producer Chris DeFaria got a startling phone call from a Warner Bros. executive. “They just want to get this behind them,” the executive told DeFaria. “They want to close the books.”

In the words of the Roadrunner: Meep.

The movie, a live-action/animated hybrid that stars Will Forte and the “Looney Tunes” gang, had been earmarked for demolition on Nov. 9. But following the announcement that the movie would be canceled, a firestorm of outrage and indignation erupted. It was heightened by a friends-and-family screening that had already been planned before the cancellation announcement was made. The screening brought more goodwill and an even louder public outcry.

“What was so exciting was that it felt like the film captured the voice of the Looney Tunes that we love in a way none of the other feature versions have ever done,” Paul Scheer, who was at that screening, told TheWrap. (The last movie to feature the characters, 2021’s “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” was pilloried by critics and lost money.)

Warner Bros., reacting to the hubbub, walked back its initial decision. Instead of canceling the movie outright, the studio would give the filmmakers the chance to shop it around. If another studio wanted to pick it up, they could.

Now, months later, Warner Bros. had had enough. The call to DeFaria made that crystal clear.

With Warner Bros. Discovery’s fourth quarter earnings call scheduled for Feb. 23, “Coyote vs. Acme” is running out of time. Many on the film’s team feel that the studio will use the ending of the quarter to get the movie off the books for good. “Coyote vs. Acme” is running up against something worse than a tunnel painted into the side of a mountain or a falling anvil. It will finally be silenced by a movie studio’s balance sheet.

In a truly inglorious end, a source close to the movie doesn’t believe Warner Bros. would even announce that they hadn’t found a home for the movie. They would unceremoniously delete it. Never to be seen again.

Offers and rejections

Following the death and potential resurrection of “Coyote vs. Acme,” there were screenings for interested parties. According to several people familiar with the situation, Netflix, Amazon and Paramount screened the movie (which was received well) and submitted handsome offers. Paramount even proposed a theatrical release component to their acquisition of “Coyote vs. Acme” that would allow for Warner Bros. to save face and, more importantly, let audiences see the movie the way it was meant to be experienced.

Warner Bros. did not respond to requests for comment from TheWrap.

But Warner Bros., which stood to make $35 – $40 million on the tax write-down, wanted something in the ballpark of $75 – $80 million from a buyer. And what’s more, they wouldn’t allow the interested studios to counter Warner Bros.’ offer. It was a “take it or leave it” situation, one that the other studios didn’t even know they were entering into, insiders told TheWrap.

Information about the potential sale of the project got to Eric Bauza, an actor who provided the voice for several characters in the film. In late December he felt so optimistic that he shared a photo from the movie (of Forte and the Coyote, see below) on social media and said: “See ya in 2024!”

Behind the scenes, though, the noose around the movie’s neck was tightening."
They want to $35m tax cut. Screw paramount giving it a wide big screen release! Tax cuts!

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Re: James Gunn's Live action Road Runner Film!

Post by Ben » February 9th, 2024, 11:54 am

All about the bottom line. Of course, this could also be a "make your mind up" shove to interested parties…

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Re: James Gunn's Live action Road Runner Film!

Post by Dacey » February 9th, 2024, 1:59 pm

Blech. :(
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Re: James Gunn's Live action Road Runner Film!

Post by Daniel » February 9th, 2024, 4:40 pm

"Zaslav never saw the movie at all."

Add insult to injury. :(

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