It was revealed earlier this month that Will Forte had been set to voice Norville â€œShaggyâ€ Rogers, while Gina Rodriguez would be voicing Velma Dinkley. The mystery-solving teens and their talking Great Dane Scooby-Doo first appeared half a century ago on the animated TV series â€œScooby-Doo: Where Are You?,â€ which was created by Hanna-Barbera and first aired in 1969.
Plot details of the movie involve the Scooby-Doo characters teaming up with other characters in the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from the evil Dick Dastardly.
Tony Cervone is directing â€œScoob.â€ His credits include â€œSpace Jam,â€ Cartoon Networkâ€™s â€œThe Looney Tunes Show,â€ and â€œScooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.â€ Matt Lieberman (â€œDr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chiefâ€) wrote the screenplay.
Producers are Chris Columbus, Pam Coats, and Allison Abbate. Executive producers are Chuck Roven, Richard Suckle, Dan Povenmire, and Adam Sztykiel. â€œScoobâ€ will open on May 15, 2020.
The 2002 â€œScooby-Dooâ€ movie mixed live-action actors with Scooby himself, who was computer-generated, as did â€œScooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashedâ€ two years later. The first film generated $275 million worldwide, while the second earned $180 million.
Efron starred in â€œExtremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vileâ€ and â€œThe Greatest Showman,â€ and will next be seen opposite Matthew McConaughey in â€œThe Beach Bum.â€ Seyfried starred in â€œMamma Mia! Here We Go Againâ€ and will next appear in â€œThe Art of Racing in the Rainâ€ and â€œYou Should Have Left.â€ Efron is repped by CAA. Seyfried is represented by Innovative Artists and Relevant. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.