Warner Bros' 'Scoob': Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried to voice Fred and Daphne in upcoming animated flick
Warner Bros. has found its Fred and Daphne in Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried, for the upcoming animated Scooby-Doo film titled 'Scoob'. The film will be directed by Tony Cervone while Chris Columbus, Pam Coats and Allison Abbate produce the film. The film is slated for release in May 2020.
According to a report by Deadline, the film's executive producers will be Chuck Roven, Richard Suckle, Dan Povenmire and Adam Sztykiel. The last Scooby Doo live action film was released in 2004 and it was a live-action film titled 'Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed'.
This was a take on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon. The new film will see the dapper Fred and preppy Daphne collaborate with other characters in the Hanna-Barbera universe, and the villain will be Dick Dastardly. It was earlier announced that Will Forte will play Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez will step into the shoes of Velma and Tracy Morgan will play Captain Caveman.
It was also finalized that Frank Welker will reprise the voice of Scooby-doo for the film. 'Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed', served as a sequel to the 2002 film 'Scooby-Doo' with the original televised version being aired in 1969 and many spin-off series produced since then.
The first film was directed by Raja Gosnell and starred Freddie Prinze Jr. as Fred, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne, and with Neil Fanning voicing Scooby-Doo. The second film was also made by Gosnell with the cast reprising their roles. The third film was greenlit when 'Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed' was being made, however, it was cancelled in 2004 as the sequel did not perform as well as expected.