“Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? We got some money to make now…”

Scooby Doo, the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, spawned two horrible live-action movies. Well, they weren’t THAT bad. They did feature Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne (score) and Linda Cardellini as Velma (double score). Seeing my cartoon crushes come to life made my affections a little less disturbing. But, I digress…

That ghoul hunting mutt with the munchies (Scooby Doo) and his company of typical teenage archetypes, is – despite any recent films or series – a life long property. What with adults who first grew up on the show, today’s spastic kids with attention deficits, and to our future generations (whom, I’m sure by then will have the awareness of a potato). I mean honestly, how can anyone not love a group of different classed youths getting high all the time (they all thought Scooby could talk, of course they were all high) coming together to solve some mysteries? Scoobs is such a bankable property, and Warner Bros knows it, which is why the studio will be capitalizing on another film (again).

Like the first two movies the film will be a live-action and CGI hybrid, and the studio has hired Matt Lieberman (Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief) to write the script. The producers of the original movie, Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, are back again as well. No idea what the story will be this time around, I’m sure it will see the Mystery Inc. team cracking the case of some ghostly crimes.

I, myself, have already waived this new movie off. Talent involved signals a passionless turn-and-burn cash grab. So the hell with this, I say. I do wonder, though, with Scooby being such easy money if one of them porno companies will ever make an adult parody? It would have everything we like about Mystery Inc, but with far more sex and better story than anything the creatives of this knew film could put out. Amerite?

Via: Variety


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