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Scooby-Doo's Daphne and Velma are getting a live action origin

Sarah Jeffery

Two of the characters from the classic cartoon Scooby-Doo are getting their own live action spin-off origin story, courtesy of Warner Bros. Television Group's Blue Ribbon Content and Blondie Girl Productions, the production company of actress/singer sisters Ashley and Jennifer Tisdale.

When you first hear that a Scooby-Doo spin-off will only be focusing on two of the Mystery Inc. gang, you'd probably expect those two to be Scooby and Shaggy, but that's not the case here. This origin story is going to be all about Daphne and Velma... and in fact that's the title of the movie, DAPHNE AND VELMA.

The origin being told is a very modern one, with elements that never would have been imagined when the Scooby-Doo series made its debut in 1969. As the story begins, Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley 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.

Sarah Jeffrey (pictured above) will be playing Daphne, with Sarah Gilman (below) as Velma.

The Tisdale sisters had this to say about the project: 

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. 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."

Directed by Suzi Yoonessi from a screenplay by Kyle Mack and Caitlin Meares, DAPHNE AND VELMA is currently filming in Atlanta, Georgia and will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment sometime in 2018.

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Source: Variety

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