Looney Tunes character, Speedy Gonzales, is headed to the big screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Known as the fastest mouse in all of Mexico, Speedy debuted in the 1950s as a regular nemesis of Sylvester the Cat. Friz Freleng and Hawley Pratt’s 1955 Warner Bros. short about the tiny hero, “Speedy Gonzales,” won the Academy Award for best short subject, cartoons that year. Pat Boone even wrote a hit song about the famous mouse in 1962.
George Lopez will provide the voice for the New Line movie.Â Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow are writing the script, with Jerry Weintraub, Tracy Ryerson, and Jill Arthur producing.
Thankfully, this will not be the racist Speedy Gonzales character from the 1950s, but a modern take on the character, which means we (hopefully) won’t see characters like Slowpoke Rodriguez.