If you’ve ever wondered what a zombie-themed Scooby-Doo movie might look like, wonder no more. Warner Bros. has just teamed up with Ashley Tisdale’s production company, Blondie Girl, to put together a Daphne and Velma movie starring the crime-solving duo in a prequel about the days before Mystery Inc.
Set in high school, the upcoming film seems to be riding the Riverdale/Chilling Adventures of Sabrina train of putting classic cartoon and comic book characters in more modern and dramatic live-action reboots.
According to Variety:
“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.”
Sarah Jeffery (NBC’s Shades of Blue) and Sarah Gilman (ABC Family’s Last Man Standing) have been cast in the titular roles. In addition to Riverdale, the upcoming film seems reminiscent of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which featured some futuristic high school gadgets, as well as Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Seeing Ashley Tisdale as a producer is the littlest bit concerning, only because she’s associated with the Disney Channel and High School Musical and, well, not zombies or Scooby-Doo.
However, her most recent project as a producer is ABC Family’s Young & Hungry, starring Emily Osment as a personal chef. The show is currently in its fifth season and has gotten consistently good reviews, so there’s a good chance this Daphne and Velma movie will be pretty good, although it will most likely be aimed at the ABC Family/Freeform demographic.
Check back soon for more info on Daphne and Velma!
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