Warner Bros. is developing an animated Scooby-Doo feature film, returning to the franchise that produced a pair of live-action/animated hybrid films a decade ago.
Warner Bros. is developing an animated Scooby-Doo feature film, returning to the franchise that produced a pair of live-action/animated hybrid films a decade ago, according to a report by Variety.
The project has been set up with Atlas Entertainment with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle producing. Roven and Suckle also produced 2002′s Scooby-Doo for Warner Bros., which mixed live actors with a CG Scooby, along with Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed two years later. The first film generated $275 million worldwide, and the second followed with $180 million.
The original animated TV series, Scooby-Doo: Where Are You? was created by Hanna-Barbera and first aired in 1969.
The studio has tapped Matt Lieberman to write the script for the new project, with Jesse Ehrman overseeing the project.
Roven’s recent credits include Warner Bros. tentpoles Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises. He is also a producer on David O. Russell’s upcoming American Hustle for Sony.
Lieberman recently finished an untitled project for Paramount Animation, as well as Short Circuit for Dimension with Tim Hill set to direct.
Previously in the Disney Writers Program, Lieberman also wrote Disney’s Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, to be directed by Peter Candeland, and Evil Genius, with Andrew Gunn producing.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.