Scooby-Doo movie fetches a super producer

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

Scooby-Doo
Ruh-roh, Scooby. Where’s Shaggy?

Warner Bros. is developing an animated movie based on Hanna-Barbera’s crew of “meddling kids and their dumb dog.” Unfortunately, there’s no new on a release date, but we do know that it’s going to appear on the big screen. According to Variety, the production is being overseen by Charles Roven, who recently produced Man of Steel and Dark Knight Rises. Roven is also currently working on the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film that stars Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck. Does this mean we’ll get a few crossovers? ‘Cause Krypto the Superdog would be a perfect sniffing sleuth…

Before Roven worked with DC superheroes, he assisted producer Richard Suckle on the 2002 live-action Scooby-Doo adaptation. The two live-action films, Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), raked in a combined total of $455 million, but the franchise hasn’t been on the big screen since. Jinkies! That’s a lot of money!

Now, who’s stepping behind the script to bring us back these ghastly ghouls? Well, you may not know him, but screenwriter Matt Lieberman has taken on the challenge. Although he’s fairly new in the business, Lieberman’s resume includes an untitled animation project for Paramount Pictures, and the remake of the robo-centric sci-fi comedy “Short Circuit.”

With more than 300 episodes under its belt and two live-action movies, Scooby-Doo has gone a long way since the original aired in 1969. There’s only so much to report now, but keep your ascots tightly fastened, because we’ll update you as soon as the studios throw us a bone.

Featured image courtesy of Pat Loika on Wikipedia and Warner Bros. Scooby image courtesy of Scooby-Doo Facebook and Warner Bros..