Dax Shepard’s ‘Scooby-Doo’ Pushed 2 Years to 2020

“Chips” writer-director came on board to co-direct in 2016

Last Updated: May 3, 2017 @ 6:20 PM

Warner Bros.’ animated reboot of “Scooby-Doo,” which last year brought on Dax Shepard as a co-director and writer, has another two years before its in mystery-fighting shape.

Originally pegged for a Sept. 21, 2018 release, the film is now parked way down the calendar at May 15, 2020, the studio said on Wednesday.

Shepard shares the directors chair with longtime Warner Bros. Animation producer and director Tony Cervone. Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, who previously worked on 2002’s live-action  “Scooby-Doo” and 2004’s “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,” are producing alongside Allison Abbate.

Shepard did a pass on Matt Lieberman’s script. Dan Povenmire (“Family Guy”) is an executive produce. The film will be produced under the Warner Animation Group banner, which was also responsible for “The Lego Movie.”

The original animated TV series, “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” ran from 1969 to 1970 on CBS. It was created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears for Hanna-Barbera Productions.