SCOOBY-DOO Reboot on Track at Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros. have announced a new live action reboot of Scooby-Doo movie, which was originally a Hanna-Barbera cartoon about a boy (Shaggy), his dog (Scooby-Doo) and their trio of crime-solving pals (Daphne, Velma and Fred).

The studio has appointed Randall Green to write a brand new script, starting from a scratch and make Fred, Daphne, Shaggy and Velma interesting for a generation who have no idea of what a Mystery Machine is or what it does. Charles Roven is returning to produce but no word on a director yet. (If I could choose I’d be comfortable with Edgar Wright, Phil Lord or Christopher Miller.)

This announcement comes just days after the death of legendary radio DJ Casey Kasem, well-known as the voice of Norville “Shaggy” Rogers on the Hanna-Barbera  Scooby Doo.

In addition, there are also plans for an animated reboot of Scooby-Doo series over at Cartoon Network, which is set to make its debut later this year.

The first live-action/CGI comedy in 2002 pulled in $275 million worldwide (starred Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Linda Cardellini as Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma with Neil Fanning voicing Scooby-Doo) and the 2004 sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed only did $181 million.

Hopefully they’ll be making more gritty and real world based reboot of Scooby-Doo next.