Warner Bros. is eager to launch Scooby-Doo back on big screen, Variety learns. After two live-action films, both of which were received negatively by critics, the studio is developing an animated flick about the fan-favorite Great Dane and lifelong companion of Shaggy Rogers for a release date that remains unknown as of this writing.
Matt Lieberman has been tapped to write the script with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle on board as producers. Roven and Suckle have had history with the Hanna-Barbera character, having produced the aforementioned live-action movies, 2002's "Scooby-Doo" and 2008's "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed".
No director is currently set to serve behind the lens. Jesse Ehrman is set to oversee the project for the studio, which is keeping the logline under wraps. No other information is available.
Both live-action pics were directed by Raja Gosnell, with Freddie Prinze Jr. as Fred, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, Linda Cardellini as Velma and Neil Fanning as the voice of the titular dog.
Despite the not-so-good reviews, the two films performed well at the box-office, with the first grossing $275 million and the second taking in $181 million.