Warner Bros Snaps Up ‘Rascal Raccoon’s Raging Revenge’

“Rascal Raccoon’s Raging Revenge” is headed to Warner Bros.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the studio has snapped the rights to Oni Press’ graphic novel and already has a writer and director lined up. “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son” scribe Matt Fogel is attached to adapt the story, while “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas’s” Todd Strauss-Schulson is set to direct.

It’s somewhat fitting for “Rascal Raccoon” to end up at Warner Bros since the story is a sort of spin on their classic “Looney Tunes” cartoons. The plan is to have the film be a live-action/CGI hybrid.

Brendan Hay and Justin Wagner wrote the graphic novel, which was released in late 2011. The official description reads as follows:

“Welcome to Toonie Terrace, home of the fun-loving Toonies and their jealous, bitter rivals, the Meanies. For all their shenanigans, no Meanie has ever murdered a Toonie… until now. After thousands of painful failed attempts, Rascal Raccoon has finally killed his arch-nemesis, the charming and adorable Jumpin’ Jackalope. Rascal is overjoyed, but there’s one problem: what does he do now? With nothing left to obsess over, Rascal’s life falls apart. Fortunately, he soon finds a new target for his anger: the animator who created him!”

It sounds like this comic adaptation is going to be more for adults than kids, even though it’s set in a land called “Toonie Terrace.” Strauss-Schulson just might be the perfect for the job then, since “Rascal Raccoon” seems like it might have some humor that’s similar in style to “Harold & Kumar’s 3D Christmas.”

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