‘Scooby-Doo’ Reboot on Track, May Go Live Action

Scooby Doo
Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. is exploring a live-action “Scooby-Doo” movie, a year after announcing that it was developing an animated Scooby-Doo feature film.

The studio is in talks with Randall Green to write a live-action script. Variety reported last August that Warner was returning to the franchise with Matt Lieberman writing an animated script.

The “Scooby-Doo” reboot is set up with Atlas Entertainment with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle –who produced 2002′s “Scooby-Doo” for Warner Bros., mixing live action actors with the titular Great Dane, which was computer-generated — are producing.

The first film generated $275 million worldwide with Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini and Isla Fisher starring. A “Monsters Unleashed” sequel followed in 2004 with $180 million.

The original animated TV series “Scooby-Doo: Where Are You?” was created by Hanna-Barbera and first aired in 1969.

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  1. Scooby Doo fan says:

    Yes please make it live action. How about you use a real Great Dane for Scooby Doo this time; You can of course use computer animation to make it look like he is talking and changing expressions. You should also use Frank Welker as Scooby Doo’s voice. Freddie Prinze jr. and Matthew Lillard should return for the roles of Fred and Shaggy. If you must recast Shaggy however,than Andrew Garfield,James Franco,Jack O’Donnel,Christian Bale and Chris Evans should be considered for his role.

  2. David Goulet says:

    They already rebooted the series with two live action direct-to-TV movies (which weren’t bad). So this is a reboot of a reboot? Just change up the actors if you must and throw them into a new adventure. Jinkies, we don’t need another reboot/origin at this point. You can say the same for Spiderman, Superman, etc. We know their backstory — just dive into the story for pete’s sake.

    Comic books have done this for ages. They bring in new writers and artists and give the superhero a fresh look. But they don’t have to retell the origin every time. Sheesh.

  3. bitter trekkie says:

    Sigh. We need an anti-kickstarter (kickstopper?) to put an end to terrible ideas like this. And that goes double for rebooting Three’s Company and Jolly Ranchers: The Movie.

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