[Rotoscopers] This rumor relates to a project brewing at Warner Bros. Pictures. Only this time, it’s not an animated movie. Rather, the studio is currently bouncing around the idea of developing a beloved Hanna-Barbera property as a live-action film.
From what I’ve heard, the screenplay is already written and is being bounced around to different directors. Three of the names mentioned as being on the studio’s shortlist are Justin Lin (Fast and Furious movies, Star Trek Beyond), Scott Derrickson (Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange), and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block, co-writer on Adventures of Tintin and Ant-Man). Production discussions are meant to begin at this time, assuming that things have fallen into place.
The studio also has a wish list of actors for a ‘high-profile’ male supporting role. Among the actors being looked at (possibly as shoo-ins) are Bradley Cooper, Idris Elba, and Will Smith.
Now, for some hints and clues as to what this property is. Yes, it was a TV show that was popular back in the 60’s (really the peak period for Hanna-Barbera). Yes, characters from this property will appear as part of a planned shared universe of animated films based on Hanna-Barbera’s overall library of properties (beginning with S.C.O.O.B. in 2018). No, the live-action film won’t take place within that universe (obviously). The most I can tell you is that the live-action film is being developed on a separate track, with hopes that it will (of course) launch its own film franchise.
My last hint, to end the article: the property in question is NOT Scooby-Doo!
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