Warner Bros set to reboot Scooby Doo movies

News Simon Brew 18 Jun 2014 - 07:01

Scooby Doo is getting a big screen reboot, as Warner Bros plans more movies...

Warner Bros put out a pair of live action/CG hybrid Scooby Doo movies back in 2002 and 2004, the second of which - Monsters Unleashed - was the better. Neither was particularly loved though, and after the second film disappointed at the box office, Scooby went back to the small screen.

At least until now, anyway. Warner Bros is now reportedly ready to reboot the movie adventures of Scooby Doo, and it's hired Randall Green to pen a new screenplay. At this stage, it's unclear whether the film will go down the live action/CG route again, although presumably a new cast will be drafted in. We at least hope they allow Matthew Lillard to keep voicing Shaggy.

Early stages on this one, then. We'll keep you posted...

See also:
The top 10 animated Scooby Doo movies.
The scariest episodes of Scooby Doo.

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Does anyone else feel the Warners marketing team are a bit... dark with their timing? "Ohh "Scooby Doo" and "Shaggy" are trending on Twitter - let's put out our press release!" #TooSoon?

Matthew Lillard to keep voicing Shaggy? Did his mute twin play him then?

I thought the first film was enjoyably shambolic whereas the second was just a mess. New ideas, please.

Can't be the only person who thought Velma was really hot.

Monsters Unleashed was definitely a big improvement on the first movie. There's been two other live action direct to DVD Scooby movies since in 2009 and 2010: Mystery Begins and Curse of the Lake Monster. Both really enjoyable with a strong cast.

Yes, I wanted to say that - about the DVD sequels. Mystery Begins was an origin story, which was an interesting idea.

Yeah - kasey kasem has died! Hoorah! Let's announce a reboot whilst it's still hot on the 'net!

If this is a reboot, I hope they can stay more true to the spirit of Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated. That was by far the most interesting take on the characters.

Possibly unfortunate timing?
Nah, you're right.

Well Linda Cardellini is hot - they just nerded her up for the part. Hot is hot no matter what?!

Velma in the tight red PVC made Monsters Unleashed worth watching.

Since the movies Shaggy has been voiced in the variable TV movies and the last cartoon series (Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc.) by Matthew Lillard.

If they do reboot then it would not be a bad idea to give it a modern veneer - oh and lose the over extended fart gags.

The first one was a parody and all the better for it. Monsters Unleashed actually tried to be a Scooby Doo episode and failed miserably.

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