The theme song to the show wants to know where Scooby-Doo is and the folks at Variety know exactly where he is and will be in the coming future. According to Variety, the popular television show is being rebooted as an animated feature by Warner Bros and is expected to hit theaters in the next few years.
The studio is developing an animated Scooby-Doo feature film, returning to the franchise that produced a pair of live-action/animated hybrid films a decade ago. The project has been set up with Atlas Entertainment with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle producing.
The reboot of Scooby-Doo comes a decade after the franchise first hit theaters as a hybrid live action and CGI film. Everyone in the film except the titular character ended up being live action and the results were mixed to poor. Designed for kids, the films really didn’t do as well with older fans as Warner Bros has hoped but nevertheless the first film in 2002 ended up making $275 million at the box office.
Warner Bros followed the first film with a sequel which made less money at $180 million and the franchise was abandon until now. With a boom in retro culture being dominated by the hipsters of the world, it’s not unbelievable to think that Scooby-Doo is now old enough to be hip again and that’s something Warner Bros is banking on with the reboot.
At it’s core though, the film is something Warner Bros is hoping will copy the success of the first Smurfs movie which blew up domestically at the box office and spawned a semi-successful sequel.