Despite the unfair financial shunning bestowed upon Scott Pilgrim, Warner Bros. have made a smart move and got into the Oni Press business. According to THR, the studio is making plans to adapt Brendan Hay and Justin Wagner‘s Rascal Raccoon’s Raging Revenge, having commissioned director Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) and writer Matthew Fogel (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son) for the live-action/CGI feature.
And they’re working with a slightly meta story. Rascal Raccoon is set in Toonie Terrace, where a long-lasting conflict between Merries and Meanies comes to a head when Rascal Raccoon finally defeats his enemy, Jumpin’ Jackalope — but, when there’s no one left for him to fight, the only choice is to go after his own animator. Now you can a) fully understand why they’ll mix CGI and practical sets, and b) get excited over the potential behind its use. (It’s hard to believe the claymation scene in Harold & Kumar didn’t play a big part in this decision.) Let’s just hope they can take that idea and utilize everything properly.
Strauss-Schulson will produce through Ulterior Motives with his creative partner, Ken Franchi; Oni Press’ Closed on Mondays are also behind the film.
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