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By | Monday October 25, 2010 @ 5:52pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Despite reports that Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is gearing up his feature directorial debut You Are Here with a cast of Jack Black, Renee Zellweger and Matt Dillon, don’t dress for it. Weiner’s reps tell Deadline the project is indefinitely postponed and there is no cast set…

Kevin and Dan Hageman, the writers whose script works include the Sony Animation pic Hotel Transvylvania, have made a Warner Bros deal for Acme, which ponders the manufacturer of those inventions that Wyle E. Coyote bought, that never seemed to work properly in catching the Road Runner. Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing a project that’s envisioned as a live action/CG mix. Warner Bros owns the Looney Tunes franchise and recently set Elf scribe David Berenbaum to draft the CG/live action pic Bugs Bunny. CAA and Underground rep the scribes.

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Warner Bros Next Movie Star: Bugs Bunny

By | Thursday August 12, 2010 @ 5:44pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: 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. 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 Read More »

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