A brand new Scooby-Doo animated movie is reportedly in the works over at Warner Bros. Instead of going straight-to-video, this one should arrive in theaters.
The lovable pooch and his crime-fighting partners are certainly no stranger to the world of feature films. The gang appeared in two live-action flicks that were scripted by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. The films have earned over $450 million worldwide.
Since the franchise is still making quite a bit of money through several TV movies and direct-to-video releases, Warner Bros. is hoping a full-blown theatrical Scooby-Doo animated flick will rake in a lot of cash at the box office.
Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of information about the project floating around the internet as of this writing. Although writer Matt Lieberman has been tapped to script the flick, a director hasn’t been announced just yet.
Charles Roven and Richard Suckle will produce the flick for Atlas Entertainment while Jesse Ehrman will oversee the Scooby-Doo movie for Warner Bros. Besides this behind-the-scenes info, that’s all the news that’s fit to print right now.
You might not be overly familiar with Roven’s name, but chances are you’re extremely familiar with the guy’s work. He recently produced Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises for the studio. He’s also worked with David O. Russell on the upcoming drama American Hustle.
Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, and the gang have appeared in 20 different feature-length direct-to-video films over the past few years. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island kicked things off in 1998. The studio has released new animated adventures almost every single year since. Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright arrived on home video earlier this month.
The original animated series debuted back in 1969. The characters have been voiced by a slew of different actors across an impressive number of episodes. This writer still fondly remembers watching A Pup Named Scooby-Doo on Saturday mornings.
Do you think it’s time Scooby-Doo made the jump back to the big screen?
[Image via Warner Bros. Pictures]