There’s A New Scooby-Doo Movie In The Works
Get your Scoobie snacks ready. There is a new “Scooby-Doo” movie in the works! Called “Scoob,” the film will be an animated retelling of everyone’s favorite cartoon.
Starring Zac Efron as the voice of Fred and Amanda Seyfried as the voice of Daphne, “Scoob” will hit theaters in May 2020. According to Deadline, Tony Cervone will direct the movie. Cervone is a Scooby veteran who has directed and produced several other animated hits, including “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” and “Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery.”
Chris Columbus (“Night at the Museum,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”) will produce the film along with Pam Coats (“Mulan”) and Allison Abbate (“The Iron Giant,” “The Fantastic Mr. Fox”).
The movie will follow the Scooby gang as they try to save the world from being destroyed by their nemesis, Dick Dastardly.
Along with Seyfried and Efron, other stars have also reportedly signed on to this fun project. “Saturday Night Live” alum and “Nebraska” star Will Forte will voice Shaggy, and Gina Rodriguez of “Jane the Virgin” fame will voice Velma.
Tracy Morgan of “30 Rock,” meanwhile, will take on the role of Captain Caveman, a Hanna-Barbera character from the 1980s animated series “Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels.”
As for Scooby, longtime fans will be happy to know that Frank Welker will once again lend his voice to the iconic character.
Welker voiced Scooby for the “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” television series from 1969–1970, and he also voiced Scooby for several other movies and television programs, including “Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!,” “Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold” and “Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map.” He voiced Fred for many of these programs as well, often taking on the roles of both.
The last time “Scooby-Doo” was on the big screen was for a live-action/computer-animated remake in 2002. The movie starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Matthew Lillard. The film earned over $276 million worldwide.
Keep your eyes out for “Scoob” in May 2020.
Are you excited to see Scooby back on the big screen?