Bugs Bunny is Going CG!
With the Harry Potter franchise ending next summer and DC heroes beyond Batman still unproven, Warner Bros. is looking for its next big franchise and looking to its library - including Bugs Bunny, who is going CG.
"Warner Bros has hired Elf scribe David Berenbaum to write Bugs Bunny, a live action/CG feature film designed to revive one of the studio’s most iconic intellectual properties," says Deadline.com. "I’m told that Berenbaum, who also adapted The Spiderwick Chronicles and is writing an animated project with George Lucas--just closed his deal. No producer has yet been assigned. While Warner Bros has struggled to pick winners out of its DC Comics catalog beyond Batman, the studio has done little with its Looney Tunes catalog lately. Warner Bros scored with the 1996 film Space Jam, mingling Looney Tunes characters with NBA superstars led by Michael Jordan, but its feature momentum ground to a halt with the 2003 Brendan Fraser-starrer Looney Tunes: Back In Action."
Bugs will be joined by Daffy Duck and other friends and enemies in a new Looney Toons 2D animated series airing on Cartoon Network this fall.