“The Last Friends of Willie Coyote” is not a cartoon or comedy. It is a live-action movie screenplay in a fantasy/action-adventure/drama genre. This is a story about life and friendships. Along the way, you will discover difficult lessons learned and challenges met by ordinary and extraordinary people and species in impossible situations.
Like many others, I have felt the pain and frustration of Wile E. Coyote as he failed disastrously time and time again. He always has had our sympathy and admiration of his never-ending personality trait of determination… to never give up no matter what.
In the last few decades, there have been dozens of live-action movies made based upon past cartoon or live-action series… Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Transformers, Fantastic Four, Flintstones, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Garfield, Scooby-Doo and many others. Several of these have had sequels. And people continue to watch them to this day.
But when will Hollywood give us a movie about the best one of them all? When will their story ever be told? So I decided to do something about it. I wrote this speculative screenplay. The late, great and true genius Chuck Jones created and directed the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote (and many more others) cartoon series. Michael Maltese orginally wrote their story. Together they made the most well-known, magical and entertaining cartoon series that were ever created in my opinion.
Have you ever felt like you were chasing your own roadrunner and never caught it? Have you ever been amazed at the perseverance of others in the face of great difficulty? If so, you just might want to give this screenplay / book a read. Why not?… Its free. Get yourself in a quiet and dark place and imagine yourself in a movie theatre with a large tub of popcorn (with the extra fake butter) and a big Coke. Take the time to read the story and imagine that you are seeing it on the big screen. You just might find yourself taken away to a lonely place in the desert that you can actually visit later.
note: the name “Willie” is not just an attempt on a clever play on words. Willie is the name of my late beloved miniature dachshund that was suddenly taken away from me on one terrible night. And while I do not take any any advertising or contributions for myself, I do ask (if you liked the story) that you make a small donation directly to the Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) Society if you are able to.
You may never look at some things the same after this story… and maybe that’s a good thing. But this is up for you to decide.