For a studio that once prided itself on animated characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, and Porky Pig, they’ve had a surprising lack of memorable full-length animated feature titles. So Warner Bros. hopes to change all of that by hiring fellow SNL alum Jenny Slate to pen a draft for an upcoming hybrid CGI/live-action film involving the aforementioned characters and more, much like the underrated Looney Tunes: Back In Action.
THR reports that David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith (yes, the one who wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) will be producing the film. Grahame-Smith also wrote the screenplay for Vampire Hunter as well as the screenplay for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. Both films weren’t the box office blockbusters many hoped it would be, but a person of Grahame-Smith’s caliber doesn’t get to where he is without hitting a few bumps in the road, so maybe those two films were just stepping stones.
Many of the SNL alumni, whether it be on stage or in the back, have gone on to be successful after leaving the revered sketch comedy show. The Looney Tunes reboot would be Slate’s first attempt at writing a full-length feature film.
So do you think Jenny Slate is up to the task?