Warner Bros. Working on “Scooby-Doo” Live-Action Remake

Warner Bros. Working on “Scooby-Doo” Live-Action Remake

By Ashley Roth Jun 18, 2014 03:29 PM
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Like, zoinks, man! Warner Bros. is reportedly working on a live action reboot of the Scooby-Doo franchise. The studio initially announced plans for an animated version last year but has switched gears and are now said to be moving forward with screenwriter Randall Green to create a live-action script. Although there is no word on when the flick will arrive, the Mystery Inc. gang will reunite to unmask some of the spookiest monsters around.

The remake will be a follow up to director Raja Gosnell’s 2002 version starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. as Fred, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, Linda Cardellini as Velma and Neil Fanning as Scooby Doo. Currently, no actors are attached to the reboot but I went ahead and picked out a stellar cast who should star in the new franchise.

America Ferrera as Velma. She already proved she can pull off the dorky, dark haired beauty type in the ABC series “Ugly Betty,” all she needs now is the oversized orange sweatshirt and bob haircut! I can already picture her fumbling around on the ground saying, “My glasses! Where are my glasses? I can't see a thing without my glasses.”

Kellan Lutz as Fred. The “Twilight” hunk is the perfect piece of man candy to take on the buff, Ken-dollish role of Fred. Lutz has the perfect blonde hair, charming smile and muscles in all the right places. Who wouldn’t want to see him ghost hunt in that preppy sailor-like getup?

 Amy Adams as Daphne. Someone get her a purple ribbon for her hair and call it a day. The brilliant red-head oozes every bit of the sweet and sassy Daphne. The “American Hustle” babe already has the flawless tresses and petite frame to play the part. I was close to picking Emma Stone but I’m not sure her sexy raspy voice would convey a goody two-shoes Daphne.

James Franco as Shaggy. I initially envisioned Jim Carrey taking on this role but after some thought I see the “Spring Breakers” star as a better fit. His comedic nature effortlessly pours out on screen and the more I look at his face, the more I can see it contorting in Shaggy mannerisms.

Casey Kasem, who died last week, voiced Shaggy for several years. The original Scooby-Doo television series premiered in 1969 and is still holding its spot on the air. Over the years, more than 30 different actors have played Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne.

Tags: Scooby-Doo, The Wedding Ringer , Kellan Lutz, America Ferrera, Amy Adams, James Franco

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3 months ago

Casey Kasem voiced Norville "Shaggy Rogers, Don Messick voiced Scooby-Doo originally.

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3 months ago

Actually Casey Kasem voiced Shaggy not Scooby Doo.