It would appear that Warner Bros may have finally put into motion their plans to reboot the whole Scooby Doo franchise with a spin-off feature focusing on Velma and Daphne going up against a bunch of school invading zombies.
According to Omega Underground, they have unearthed a kind of synopsis from a casting call for extra’s for high school students for the new feature which looks as though it could be an origin story.
“The two characters will be high school students who are brought together when Velma and Daphne suspect their fellow students are being turned into zombies or mindless drones.”
Any other information as to casting, release or whether this will get a theatrical release is unclear but filming is said to have started on November 15th in Georgia.
Warner Bros first announced they would be rebooting the franchise back in 2015, with an animated feature all set to be released in 2018, but this has been delayed by two years with a now expected release of 2020. At the time both Dax Shepherd and Tony Cervone where due to take the helm, with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, who worked on the live-action Scooby-Doo movies, both on the production team.
Scooby, Shaggy and co. first came to prominence thanks to the Hanna-Barbera cartoon airing in the sixties and went on to provide a staple to most kids TV viewing. In 2002, a live-action feature was attempted to resurrect the show which starred Freddie Prinze Jr. And Sarah Michelle Gellar but was not well received. Toward the end of the 1990s, Warner Bros. and producer Charles Roven began producing a series of feature live action films starring Scooby-Doo, beginning with the 2002 film Scooby-Doo, directed by Raja Gosnell. Gosnell also directed the 2004 sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004). A prequel television film, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009) was released by Cartoon Network. Brian Levant directed the film and its sequel, Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster (2010).