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‘X-Men’ Writers Join Looney Tunes-Inspired ‘Acme’ Feature

Warner Bros. hires ‘X-Men: First Class’ scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to write the untitled ‘Acme’ CG/live-action hybrid movie with Glenn Ficarra and John Requa in early negotiations to direct.

Warner Bros. has hired X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to write the untitled Acme movie currently in development, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.

Directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who directed Crazy Stupid Love for the studio, are also reportedly in early negotiations to direct the project, which has its roots in Warner Bros.’ classic Looney Tunes cartoons and is being planned as a CG/live-action hybrid.

The project is being produced by Dan Lin and Roy Lee, the duo behind the franchise-launching The Lego Movie. Steve Carell is attached to star.

No plot details have yet been released, but the project has been in development since 2010 when Kevin and Dan Hageman sold an original pitch.

Chantal Nong and Jon Gonda are overseeing for the studio.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.