Posted on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
Briefly: The success of the Smurfs films may be part of the reason for this new development at Warner Bros. — a new animated Scooby Doo film is in the works.
Atlas Entertainment is doing the heavy lifting, with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle — the same guys who prodded the live-action/CG hybrid films from the early ’00s — producing. Matt Lieberman is scripting. We don’t know the story, but there’ll probably be some mystery, the distant but unescapable sense that this is all a big drug-culture gag, and hopefully a few more nods to Dobie Gillis, the show that was originally a template for the early Scooby Doo episodes.
What probably won’t be in the film is a bunch of wrestlers. While 2012 brought the news that WWE and WB were teaming on a film that would take the Mystery Machine gang to Wrestlemania (complete with appearances from ed Triple H, John Cena, Kane, The Miz, Brodus Clay, Santino Marella, Sin Cara, AJ, and Vince McMahon) this is a different project. [Variety]