Dax Shepard To Co-Direct Animated ‘Scooby Doo’ Film

awesome-scooby-doo

This is what awesome Scooby Doo looks like.

Yes you read that right. Dax Shepard, star of TV series Parenthood and various lesser known films, is set to co-direct Warner Bros.’ upcoming ‘Scooby Doo’ animated feature. The actor, who is also directing upcoming comedy action film ‘CHiPs’ based on the 1970s television series of the same name, will join ‘Space Jam’ Director Tony Cervone for the film.

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This is what horrible Scooby Doo looks like.

No other details of the film are yet known, however Warner Bros will hopefully venture far away from the art direction of the current ‘Scooby Doo’ TV series. The newer art direction is reminiscent more of ‘Family Guy’ than classic ‘Scooby Doo’ which could speak to Warner Bros.’ hopes to market the brand to a mass audience. The company seems to be making various attempts to ‘modernise’ Scooby and the gang, most recently seen with the launch of the ‘Scooby Apocalypse’ comic book. That was dead in the water in most people’s eyes from the moment it was announced given the fan reaction, and was more a slap across the face to fans eager for more ‘Scooby’ than the glorious revitalisation Warner Bros. was obviously hoping it to be.

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I have no words for this…

Still, the ‘Scooby Doo’ animated film could certainly be something to look forward to. Given the tremendous success of ‘The Lego Movie’, Warner Bros. will be looking to repeat that with its other properties, and we can only hope Scooby Doo gets the same treatment.

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