Warner Bros. Discovery just canned another nearly finished film

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Warner Bros. Discovery just canned Coyote vs. Acme, a live-action and animated film featuring John Cena and the classic Looney Tunes hijinks of Wille E. Coyote. Director Dave Green confirmed that the nearly completed film will not be released shortly after Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.

Coyote vs. Acme is the third almost finished film that CEO David Zaslav has shelved for financial reasons. Like Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt, Coyote vs. Acme got sent to the vault so Warner Bros. Discovery can get a tax write-off as part of its efforts to cut billions in costs following last year’s megamerger. Coyote vs. Acme film cost around $72 million to make, according to The Hollywood Reporter, making for a $30 million tax...

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