Thursday 25 December 2014

Scooby Doo returning to big screen

Published 18/06/2014 | 10:02

Warner Bros previously made two Scooby Doo films
Warner Bros previously made two Scooby Doo films

Scooby Doo looks set to be rebooted for the big screen once again.

Warner Bros is in the early stages of exploring a new version of the cartoon, reported Deadline.

Writer Randall Green has been hired to create a new live-action adventure for the group of sleuths.

The studio previously put out two Scooby Doo films in 2002 and 2004, starring Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini and Matthew Lillard, with a CGI Scooby voiced by Neil Fanning.

They are said to be "starting from scratch" with the new film, so it isn't known whether any of the original cast members could be involved.

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

The 2002 film generated 268 million dollars (£157 million) worldwide, and the 2004 sequel took 180 million dollars (£106 million) at the global box office.

News of the revamp comes just days after the death of US radio host Casey Kasem, who voiced the character Shaggy in the Scooby Doo cartoons.

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