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Warner Bros. Getting A New Gang Together For 'Scooby-Doo' Live Action Reboot

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 17, 2014 at 4:42PM

There was once a time when Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini were deemed the right fit for a "Scooby-Doo" live action reboot. The results were actually pretty good (financially anyway). But by the time "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" came around, audience interest had cooled, and the sequel committed the cardinal sin of earning less than its predecessor. And thus a movie franchise was dead. At least until now.
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Scooby-Doo

There was once a time when Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini were deemed the right fit for a "Scooby-Doo" live action reboot. The results were actually pretty good (financially anyway), with the movie taking over $275 million worldwide. But by the time "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" came around (both movies penned by "Guardians Of The Galaxy" director James Gunn, FYI), audience interest had cooled, and the sequel committed the cardinal sin of earning less than its predecessor. And thus a movie franchise was dead. At least until now.

Warner Bros.—barely a week after Casey Kasem, the original voice of Shaggy, is in the ground—have announced a new live action reboot of "Scooby-Doo." Randall Green will be tasked with writing the script that makes Fred, Daphne, Shaggy and Velma interesting for a generation who have no context of what a Mystery Machine is or what it does. But perhaps that's the key because they can (hopefully) have a little fun with a format and characters that are somewhat dated, even as strong as they continue to resonate for those that grew up with them.

Thoughts? Tell us below. But if you need to remember what the 2002 movie looked like, here's the trailer. [Deadline]

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