Back in 2015, photographer and media artist Jeff Zoet conceptualized a decidedly more-adult incarnation of the Scooby-Doo crew, one that grown-ups and horror fans found quite intriguing. In a photo series set during a zombie apocalypse, we were presented with a post-teen posse, packing serious firepower—and serious curves! One thing everybody thought at the time: “If that was a movie, I’d totally watch it!” Peep some of the shots below.
Perhaps inspired by Zoet’s photo series, Variety is announcing that a live-action Scooby-Doo movie is in the works; Daphne and Velma will focus on the female members of Mystery Inc. and will take place during a zombie outbreak!
“Daphne and Velma” is being produced by the Jennifer and Ashley Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions and Warner Bros. Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content digital studio. Sarah Jeffery (“Shades of Blue”) and Sarah Gilman (“Last Man Standing”) star in the title roles as Daphne and Velma, respectively.
The film is currently shooting in Atlanta and is set to be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in 2018. The studio isn’t disclosing distribution details at this point.
Official Synopsis: “Daphne and Velma” tells the story of Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley before they team up with Scooby and the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang. The mystery-solving teens are best friends but have only met online — until Daphne transfers to Velma’s school, Ridge Valley High, stocked with high-tech gadgetry by the school’s benefactor, tech billionaire Tobias Bloom. While their peers vie for a coveted internship at Bloom’s company, Daphne and Velma try to uncover the reason why the school’s brightest students are disappearing — only to emerge again in a zombie-fied state.
Of course, this won’t be the first live-action incarnation of Scooby-Doo; hopefully, this experiment will work out better than it did in 2002!
Official Synopsis: Zoinks! Two years after a clash of egos forced Mystery Inc. to close its doors, Scooby-Doo and his clever crime-solving cohorts Fred (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) and Velma (Linda Cardellini) are individually summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series of paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot.