Warner Bros’ digital studio Blue Ribbon Content is breathing life back into “Scooby Doo” with a live-action spinoff film titled “Daphne and Velma.” As one might guess from the title of the feature, the film will revolve around the two female characters in “Scooby Doo” Daphne and Velma. From Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions, the film, which is currently shooting in Atlanta, will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in 2018.
“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,” said Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale, producers and founders of Blondie Girl Productions. “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.”
The film centers on the life of the two female leads before they team up with Scooby and the gang. Daphne has just transferred to Velma’s school, Ridge Valley High, a tech-savvy institute with all the latest gadgets provided by the school’s benefactor, tech billionaire Tobias Bloom. And while competition is fierce among the students for a coveted internship at Bloom Innovative, Daphne and Velma dig beyond all the gadgets and tech to investigate what is causing some of the brightest students in school to disappear — only to emerge again in a zombie-fied state
“We wanted to give the audience a new take on these two familiar faces, who are fan favorites in the Scooby-Doo universe,” said Peter Girardi, Executive Vice President, Blue Ribbon Content & Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation. “Daphne and Velma are two iconic and strong female characters, and this latest adventure of theirs will be both inspiring and entertaining for the audience.”
“Daphne and Velma” is produced by Blue Ribbon Content and Blondie Girl Productions with Production Services provided by Lifeboat Productions Inc. Ashley Tisdale (“High School Musical” franchise), Jennifer Tisdale (“Bring It On: In it to Win it”), Amy Kim (“Confess,” “Alive in Denver”), Jaime Burke (“The Pact”) and Suzi Yoonessi (“Olive and Mochha: First Kiss”) serve as producers, with Yoonessi also directing from a script written by Kyle Mack & Caitlin Meares.