The pesky Road Runner may have eluded him, but Wile E. Coyote has come one step closer to getting the next-best thing: his own feature. Warner Bros.’s Coyote vs. Acme, which was announced last year, now has a director in Dave Green.
After starting out directing music videos, Green made his first feature, the animated sci-fi film Earth to Echo, in 2014. Produced by Disney, the film was put into turnaround and released by Relativity Media. Green was then hired by Paramount to helm Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. The cg-live action hybrid grossed $245 million worldwide in 2016.
Coyote vs. Acme, to be made under Warner Animation Group, will reportedly mix animation and live action. Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, who were created by director Chuck Jones and writer Michael Maltese, have starred in dozens of Warner Bros. cartoons since their debut in 1949.