Warner Bros Discovery has decided to resurrect Coyote vs. Acme after filmmakers rebelled against its original shelves. The live-action/animation hybrid film, helmed by director Dave Green, is getting a second chance and is currently in the running with Amazon in the mix as a potential buyer per The Hollywood Reporter. This comes in the wake of Warner Bros scrapping two other completed projects, Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday hauntin August 2022.
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The cancellation of Batgirl and Scoob! sent shockwaves through the film industry, leading affected filmmakers to create a support network to share their concerns and offer mutual support.
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The scrapping of Coyote vs. Acme was even more disturbing to the creative community when it was initially presented as a one-off deviation from the studio’s strategy. After the revival of the film, the concerned filmmakers are approaching the situation with caution.
What sets Coyote vs. Acme except that it was fully implemented and had undergone successful test screenings. Starring Will Forte, John Cena and Lana Condor, the film is described as a crowd-pleaser in the tradition of popcorn-style entertainment.
Director Dave Green’s industry colleagues mobilized to prevent the film from being perceived in the same light as Batgirl. A “funeral screening” for the film was originally planned, but with its potential revival, the term “funeral” no longer seems appropriate.
Many in the industry think so Coyote vs. Acme has the potential to be profitable and offer more than just a tax deduction. The film’s playful use of iconic characters and themes draws parallels to the success of franchises such as Barbie.