Shade Purple Musical, Coyote vs. Acme Launch Dates Revealed

The two top-class projects are officially on the calendar.


Warner Bros. has set release dates for the upcoming musical adaptation of The colour purple and the live action / animation hybrid Coyote versus Acmeand if we’re being completely honest, the data shouldn’t come as a surprise. Both films are slated for 2023, reflecting the reality of an industry that was largely closed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The color purple, from Black is king Co-director Lightning Bazawuleis an adaptation of the Broadway musical that premiered in 2005 and had a resurgence in 2015 that snapped the star Cynthia Erivo both a Tony Award and a Grammy Award. The musical, written by Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Willis Avenue, and Stephen Braywas adapted by Alice WalkerThe 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, famous for his own film by Steven Spielberg With Whoopie Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey. The script for Bazawule’s film was written by the playwright Marcus Gardley, with a cast that is currently TBA. The color purple is scheduled to hit theaters on December 20, 2023.

The comedy Coyote vs. Acme on Ian Frazier The 1990 New York column on Wile E. Coyote suing the Acme Company for years of defective products is scheduled for July 21, 2023. Frazier co-wrote the script with Guardian of the Galaxy Writer / director James Gunnwho also acts as a producer through his banner Two Monkeys, A Goat and Another, Dead, Monkey. Gunn has a knack for high-concept projects (see Superand if we’re being completely honest, that was 2002 Scooby Doo Film), so his attachment to this project is reason enough to get excited. For more new release dates, click here to read when you’ll see the next one Crazy Max Movie.



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