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‘Scooby-Doo!’ Headed For Live-Action Reboot


A decade after the release of Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Deadline reports Warner Bros. is plotting the Mystery Inc. gang’s return to the big screen in a live-action reboot.

The studio first brought the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon to life in the 2002 comedy Scooby-Doo, from director Raja Gosnell and screenwriter James Gunn (who of course went on to direct Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy). It starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini and Matthew Lillard, who reprised their roles in the 2004 sequel.

Plans for a third feature were scrapped, with the studio instead opting for a pair of television movies featuring a new cast: the 2009 origin story Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and its 2010 follow-up Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster.


  • the_Hold_Steady

    Why in god’s name do they have to “reboot” this? It’s Scooby Doo. Just write a script and recast. It isn’t like we have a complicated backstory or the previous films ended with everyone dying or retiring.

  • DaMak

    The only explanation I could think of is that they might be moving away from the previous special effects unto something new and fresh; Maybe a slightly altered personality; Different settings…. Scrappy Doo. Who’s to say.

  • joseph1978a

    Let’s hope they get it right this time.

  • Conner Garry Sennett

    What I think would be interesting is instead of going for a modern setting, the movie be set in the 60’s. It would make it different from the last two movies which were set in modern day.

    And yeah, there’s nothing complicated to ‘reboot’ but if it’s not going to have anything to do with the prior movies and is set in a completely different universe then calling it a reboot is accurate.