The Husk That Remains of Once-Great Studio Warner Bros. Shelves ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Movie for Tax Write-Off

Jason Kottke:

I just found out today that they made a movie version of Ian Frazier’s classic 1990 New Yorker piece Coyote V. Acme, in which Wile E. Coyote files a product liability lawsuit against the Acme Company. [...]

My excitement was tempered almost immediately by hearing that Warner Bros. has shelved the completed film (starring John Cena & Will Forte and produced by James Gunn) in order to take a $30 million tax write-off.

Walt Disney once said (and the Disney company still oft repeats): “We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.”

Warner Brothers Discovery CEO David Zaslav is a vulture and a disgrace. His top priority should be putting good movies out into the world.

Wednesday, 15 November 2023