WB announced plans for a reboot of Scooby Doo just two days after the death of Casey Kasem. I don’t necessarily blame them for not making the connection between the death of the original voice of Shaggy and their movie plans, but I do blame them for REBOOTING SCOOBY DOO and I’m happy to heap on an extra serving of shame just because. Is there any way we can get a law that’s like a copyright law, but instead of protecting the copyright holder, it protects the public by ensuring that the same property can’t get remade more than once in a 20 year period? I think that’d be good.
Warner Bros in the early stages of launching a new Scooby-Doo. The studio made a Raja Gosnell-directed live-action comedy out of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon that starred Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini and Isla Fisher as the young sleuths. The film grossed $268 million worldwide, and Warner Bros and Gosnell made a sequel two years later. Now the studio is starting from scratch, setting Randall Green to craft a new adventure. [Deadline]
How about Scooby DON’T, am I right? (*slide whistle, pulls down pants*) I bet Freddie Prinze Jr. is hoping they’re also rebooting HIS CAREER. (*stands on head, farts into a kazoo*)
TRIVIA: The first Scooby Doo movie was written by James Gunn, who’s currently directing Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel/Disney. Cool story, huh.
I mean who wouldn’t want a repeat of this masterpiece?