The project, which until now has been referred to as S.C.O.O.B., will also include Space Jam animation director Tony Cervone on its production team. Warner Bros. originally planned for the film to serve as a stepping stone towards a shared Hanna-Barbera cinematic universe similar to Marvel‘s and DC‘s with characters from other related-properties, but it is not clear if the studio still intends to do this.
Scooby-Doo is based on a script by Matt Lieberman, but Shepard will help rewrite it as the project moves forward:
“Like countless fans, I have always loved the Hanna-Barbera cast of characters,” said WB executive Greg Silverman when plans for the feature were first announced. “As one of their most famous brand ambassadors, Scooby-Doo will take the lead in re-introducing this pantheon of enduringly popular animated stars on a grand scale with an exciting new movie.”
Renowned animation icon Dan Povenmire (Phineas and Ferb) is also bringing his creative sensibilities to the Scooby-Doo movie as an executive producer
Dax Shepard is no stranger to working with Warner Bros. He’s writing and directing the studio’s upcoming comedy CHiPs and is also slated to star alongside Michael Pena, Vincent D’Onofrio, Adam Brody and Rosa Salazar. Look for it to hit the big screen August 11, 2017.
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