Lore gets Barry Sonnenfeld as director

The comic Lore is basically MIB for mythical creatures, so getting MIB, MIIB, and MIIIB director Barry Sonnenfeld sounds like a good deal. Add that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is attached and it sounds even better. The Lore comic is made by Ashley Wood and T.P. Louise and features Shepherds that hold back mythical creatures from causing problems. Except the line of Shepherds is broken and a replacement is chosen, thus leading to drama fit for visual storytelling.

The screenplay by Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott led to a bidding war between Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Sony. Warners won on a seven figure deal.

With The Rock attached and the studios excited because the film at least has enough good stuff to get people interested, maybe we’ll end up with a fun fantasy romp. And it’s cool how I didn’t make a joke about Lore also being the name of Data’s brother….WHOOPS!!



Looney Toons: Back in Back in Action!

Looney toons

Get your carrot on as Looney Toons is being rebooted again for the….let me count….1,251st time! It’s a live action/animated hybrid just like the last two features, Space Jam and Looney Toons: Back in Action. Except this time it’s different. Somehow. That they won’t tell us.

Funny female Jenny Slate has been hired to write, you might remember her from her brief SNL stint or her involvement in the viral video Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (which she co-wrote and voiced!)

Honestly, this sounds like it could be cool. Bugs, Daffy, Yosemite, Taz, Roadrunner, Elmer, all the rest, they’re all classic characters who just need the proper guidance and their personalities will do the rest. And anvils will drop. Hopefully.

via THR

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery of the WWE!

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Incorporated crew (or whatever the other characters who ride in the Mystery Machine call themselves when they’re not stoned) are back, this time investigating a mystery at WrestleMania! ZOINKS! This animated feature looks like it is in the spirit of the hour-long The New Scooby-Doo Movies episodes that featured real guest stars like Batman and Robin, Sandy Duncan, The Harlem Globetrotters, and The Addams Family. Because there will be animated versions of all your favorite wrestlers: Vince McMahon, Triple H, John Cena, Kane, The Miz, Brodus Clay, Santino Marella, Sin Cara and AJ Lee! I only know who some of them are, so if having one of them in animated form is something ridiculous, please let me know! The feature will be co-produced by WWE Studios and Warner Brothers.

The Plot:

When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania, the entire gang travels in the Mystery Machine to WWE City to attend the epic event. However, when a mysterious ghostly bear appears and threatens to ruin the show, Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred work with WWE Superstars to solve the case.

A G-G-G-G-G-G-GHOST BEAR?????!!? Awesome.

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Rascal Raccoon’s Raging Revenge is awesome, will be a film

Rascal Raccoon’s Raging Revenge is a graphic novel that looks at what would happen if Wile E. Coyote did catch the Road Runner and killed him. (Yes, he caught him in that one cartoon where he was tiny…) Of course, we can’t be murdering Merry Melodies characters, so instead it’s Rascal Raccoon and Jumpin’ Jackalope. Rascal is one of the Meanies, who try to take down those no-good do-gooders, the Toonies, in the cartoon setting of Toonie Terrace. And Rascal succeeds, killing Jumpin’ unexpectedly when Jumpin’ fails to revive after being ran over. He’s a hero, until he realizes his life is now empty…and he must get Jumpin’ back! Thus he has to take on the animator who created them…then things get weird….

The story is cool, and now Warner Brothers has optioned the screenrights, with Matt Fogel writing and Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas) directing. Brendan Hay (writing) and Justin Wagner (art) created the original story. The best part is WB got the rights, when the whole thing is loosely based on their cartoons!

HR via @rwmead

Rascal Raccoon's Ragin Revenge