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Scooby Doo origin movie ‘Daphne and Velma’ in production

November 29th, 2017 by Dave Bowling Comments

File this one under “huh. Interesting”…

A live-action Scooby Doo prequel, titled Daphne and Velma, is currently in production and filming in Atlanta. Ashley and Jennifer Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions are in charge and the film will be distributed through Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The storyline will centre around the teenage pair teaming up for the first time and investigating strange goings-on at their high school, with Sarah Jeffrey (The Descendants, Shades of Blue) as Daphne and Sarah Gilman (I Didn’t Do It, Last Man Standing) playing Velma.

In a press release announcing the news, Warners had this to say:

“Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio Blue Ribbon Content is currently in production on “Daphne and Velma,” a live-action feature-length film reimagining the origins of Mystery Inc.’s fierce female duo, Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley. From Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions, the film, currently shooting in Atlanta, will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in 2018.”

The Tisdales added: “It’s so exciting to partner with Warner Home Entertainment and Blue Ribbon Content to introduce a new generation to the smart, charismatic, fearless females that we all know and love.

Honestly, given the decidedly lukewark reception to previous attempts at a live-action Scooby Doo (the less said about the two movies and their numerous straight-to-video sequels the better) this is somewhat surprising. Can the people involved manage to pull it off? Here’s hoping.

Maybe next we’ll get a Shaggy & Scooby origin. Hopefully it’d be like a Cheech and Chong routine…

Daphne and Velma is scheduled for a 2018 release.

Source: Comic Book

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...