Ruh-Roh! Dax Shepard tapped to direct new Scooby-Doo movie
Dax Shephard (star of PUNK'D and Dane Cook's EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH) has just signed on to co-direct a SCOOBY-DOO animated feature alongside animation vet Tony Cervone (director of straight-to-DVD films like SCOOBY-DOO AND KISS: ROCK AND ROLL MYSTERY and FLINTSTONES & WWE: STONE AGE SMACKDOWN, which are somehow things that exist because life is chaos with no inherent meaning).
There's no official synopsis for the film, but my guess is Scooby-Doo and the gang will go investigate a spooky mansion/amusement park/farm, get chased by some monster, who will then be unmasked by "those meddling kids" as someone with an overly complicated plot to get money/a deed/raise property values. Velma will say "Jinkies", Daphne and Freddy will have smoldering sexual tension, and Scooby and Shaggy will be obviously high-as-balls the whole time.
No release date has been set for SCOOBY-DOO, but Shepard's next film will be an adaptation of the popular TV show CHiPs, which he'll write, direct, and co-star with Michael Pena. It will be released in theaters August 11th, 2017.
|Extra Tidbit:||James Gunn (SLITHER, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) wrote the script for the first live-action SCOOBY-DOO movie.|