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Bad News For John Cena

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In the realm of cinema, anticipation often collides with disappointment, as evidenced by the fate of John Cena’s “Coyote vs Acme”. This ambitious project, a live-action/CG animation hybrid movie featuring the classic Looney Tunes character Wile E. Coyote, seems destined for obscurity before seeing the light of day.

Directed by Dave Green, known for his work on “Earth to Echo” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,” and produced by Chris DeFaria and James Gunn, the film boasted considerable talent both in front of and behind the camera. Cena himself assumed the role of the Acme Corporation’s CEO, adding his star power to the mix.

At the heart of the narrative lies Wile E. Coyote’s perpetual quest to outsmart his fleet-footed nemesis, the Road Runner, a pursuit marked by endless failures and comedic mishaps. With Warner Bros. backing the venture, hopes were high for a fresh take on the beloved characters.

However, the project encountered a significant setback when Warner Bros. opted to shelve it indefinitely, despite investing a substantial $70 million into its production. Rather than release the film themselves, the studio entertained the idea of shopping it around to other potential distributors.

Reports emerged of screenings held for streaming giants Netflix and Amazon, as well as Paramount, with offers on the table. Paramount even expressed interest in a theatrical release. However, negotiations hit a snag when Warner Bros. set an asking price of $75 – $80 million, far exceeding the offers received. Faced with such a hefty sum, potential buyers found themselves at an impasse.

Complicating matters further, Warner Bros. reportedly refused to entertain counteroffers, presenting a “take it or leave it” scenario to interested parties. With no room for negotiation, the fate of “Coyote vs Acme” hangs precariously in the balance.

Ultimately, the film’s future appears bleak, with industry insiders speculating that its exorbitant asking price may seal its fate. Despite the talent involved and the potential for a fresh spin on a timeless story, the road to cinematic fruition seems fraught with obstacles for John Cena’s ambitious venture.

As fans of Wile E. Coyote and the Looney Tunes universe await news of any potential resurrection of the project, the saga of “Coyote vs Acme” serves as a poignant reminder of the unpredictable nature of filmmaking, where even the most promising endeavors can falter in the face of financial realities.

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