If you’re a fan of Scooby-Doo, you might be happy to hear that there’s a live-action spin-off film in development that will focus on the teen-girl sleuths, Daphne and Velma. The movie will give us an origin story for these fan-favorite characters.
The movie is called Daphne and Velma, and it tells the story of Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley before they team up with Scooby and the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang. Here’s the synopsis:
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.
The film is being produced by the Tisdale sisters’ Blondie Girl Productions and Warner Bros. Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content digital studio. They’ve also cast the two feamle leads. Sarah Jeffery (Shades of Blue) will take on the role of Daphne and Sarah Gilman (Last Man Standing) will star as Velma.
Producers Ashley and Jennifer Tisdale had this to say in a joint statement:
“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.”
Peter Girardi, EVP of Blue Ribbon Content and EVP of alternative programming of Warner Bros. Animation added:
“We wanted to give the audience a new take on these two familiar faces, who are fan favorites in the Scooby-Doo universe.”
The film is currently shooting in Atlanta and will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in 2018. Anyone excited that Daphne and Velma are getting their own movie?