Another “Scooby Doo” film in in the works. Thanks to Ashley and Jennifer Tisdale and their production company Blonde Girl Productions, characters Daphne and Velma will be getting an origin movie. Since the focus is on the girls before they become apart of the mystery gang, the iconic dog Scooby Doo won’t be in the film.
“Blondie Girl is committed to telling stories from a female perspective and we could not be more thrilled to give Daphne and Velma their own story,” Ashley and Jennifer Tisdale said in a statement to Variety.
“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.”
The movie will start with the two being online friends before finally meeting in high school. Here’s the official synopsis:
Before their eventual team-up with Scooby and the gang, bright & optimistic Daphne and whip-smart & analytical Velma are both mystery-solving teens who are best friends but have only met online — until now. Daphne has just transferred to Velma’s school, Ridge Valley High, an incredible tech-savvy institute with all the latest gadgets provided by the school’s benefactor, tech billionaire Tobias Bloom. And while competition is fierce among the students for a coveted internship at Bloom Innovative, Daphne and Velma dig beyond all the gadgets and tech to investigate what is causing some of the brightest students in school to disappear — only to emerge again in a zombie-fied state.
Rumored to play the lead roles are: Sarah Jeffery (Shades of Blue, Wayward Pines) as Daphne and Sarah Gilman (Last Man Standing) as Velma.
Along with Blonde Girl Productions the upcoming film will be produced by Warner Bros. Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content.
Executive Vice President of Blue Ribbon Content Peter Girardi said, “We wanted to give the audience a new take on these two familiar faces, who are fan favorites in the Scooby-Doo universe,”
“Daphne and Velma are two iconic and strong female characters, and this latest adventure of theirs will be both inspiring and entertaining for the audience.”
Filming has already began. The film will be released sometime in 2018.
Thanks to Hanna-Barbera Productions the Mystery Gang entered our homes in 1969 with the Saturday morning cartoon Scooby Doo, Where Are You! Since then dozens of other cartoons, movies, and merchandise have been made.