The ingenious and crazy rabbit bugs bunnyone of the iconic characters from the Looney Tunes animated series, could count very soon with his first film as a great protagonist. Or at least that’s how it has been announced, even if it’s not official, by the director and screenwriter Robert Rugan who, according to various media such as Collider, has been hired by Warner Bros. to take charge of a project that would mix live action with animation and CGI.
Responsible for several shorts and co-writer of The Spirit of Bridge Hollow from Netflix, Rugan does not offer more information, but he does hope very soon to be able to advance more details about the production.
The popular character, also known among us as “The lucky rabbit” and who popularized the phrase “What’s new, old man?” (“What’s Up Doc?” In its original in English), was created at the end of the 30s. In cinema he has had several appearances in live action feature films, although never as a protagonist. from the mythical Who cheated on roger rabbit? from 1988 directed by robert zemeckis to the much less successful Looney Tunes: Back in Action of Joe Dante premiered in 2003. Also in Space Jam from 1996 and, naturally, in the most recent sequel to it, Space Jam: A New Era of 2021.
The news links to another hybrid of live action and animation of Warner Bros. that is scheduled to be released throughout this 2023, the one of Coyote vs. Acme of Dave GreenDirector of Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadowsand with John Cena among its main human protagonists, so it would almost be said that Warner would practically be preparing its own new universe with the characters of Looney Tunes.
But, for now, what is clear is that Bugs Bunny is not going to be less than the famous Coyote and the Road Runner or Tom and Jerry, created by Hanna-Barbera, and of which Warner Bros. took over the production and distribution of the film that (for the human part) starred Chloë Grace Moretz and released in March 2021.
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