Variety reports that Warner Bros. is developing an animated Scooby-Doo movie for theaters. The project has been set up with Atlas Entertainment. Charles Roven and Richard Suckle are the producers.
The team previously produced the live-action Scooby-Doo film in 2002 and its sequel Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed in 2004. The first movie earned $275 million worldwide while the follow-up brought in $180 million.
Matt Lieberman has been hired to write the script. No details have been released about the storyline or an expected release date.
Created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears for Hanna-Barbera, Scooby and the gang of Mystery Inc. debuted in 1969 in the animated series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! on CBS.
The characters have returned in numerous animated movies and series over the years. The most recent, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, ended this year after two seasons on Cartoon Network.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to the new movie? Should they pick up from the latest series, return to a more classic take, or try something new?