It has been said that there is nothing new under the sun, and everything that can be done has been done long before you thought of it. Hollywood takes that to the extreme with constant remakes, reboots, and re-imaginings. That brings us to the upcoming animated Scooby-Doo film. That’s right, come 2020 we’ll be getting a new movie starring the most famous cartoon dog ever. That will be 18 years since the live-action film that starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Matthew Lillard. Funny bit about that film, James Gunn wrote the screenplay and actually had it as a darker and edgier film that slanted towards adults. It had originally recieved an R rating from the MPAA due to a line of dialogue that potentially referred to oral sex.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned a little bit about the voice cast. Gina Rodriguez (Miss Bala) will voice Thelma, Will Forte (A Futile and Stupid Gesture) will play Shaggy, and Tracy Morgon (Cop Out) will play… Captain Caveman. Oh and Frank Welker is returning as the voice of Scooby himself. Welker originally voiced Fred and did so in almost every version of the series, but started voicing the doggy in 2002.
Not too much is known about the movie but an official synopsis states:
The Mystery Inc. gang join forces with other heroes of the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from Dick Dastardly and his evil plans.
I am cool with an animated film. I would hope it would be traditional 2D aimation, but I am almost certain it will be 3D computer animation. The fact they’re adding other Hannah-Barbera characters could provide some incredibly funny moments. Maybe we’ll get a Harvey Birdman joke?
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter