By Maurice Bobb
Can a movie studio reboot a reboot? Of course it can.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is “starting from scratch” to launch a new “Scooby-Doo” film.
Randall Green has been tapped to write the script for the upcoming film, which will follow the adventures of Fred, Daphne, Shaggy, Velma and, of course, Scooby-Doo as they uncover criminal mysteries while driving the famed Mystery Machine van.
The first reboot, which starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini, was released in 2002 and went on to gross over $275 million worldwide. The sequel, “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,” was widely panned by critics (it won a Razzie Award for Worst Remake or Sequel) and made nearly $90 million less than its predecessor.
The news comes just days after Casey Kasem, the original voice of Shaggy in the cartoon series, died at the age of 82 from complications stemming from Lewy Body disease, one of the most common types of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s.
No director or stars have been attached to the project yet.