Warner Bros. is developing an animated feature film based on the classic Chuck Jones character Pepe Le Pew. The news was revealed on Saturday during an unrelated Comic-Con panel by the film’s writer Max Landis, who also pitched the project to Warners.
In a subsequent video statement released on Sunday, Landis acknowledged that the French skunk’s nonconsensual attempts at romance might be considered controversial nowadays, but said that he “came up with a story to kind of redeem him.”
The movie will contain elements of Amélie and The French Connection, Landis elaborated. He also read a little bit of the script, which he prefaced by saying it was “the dumbest dialogue maybe I’ve ever written.”