Rocky and Bullwinkle. Josie and the Pussycats. Now you can add Shaggy and Scooby to the list of cartoon icons that will come to life on the big screen.
In February, Warner Bros. will begin shooting a live-action adaptation of the long-running cartoon series Scooby-Doo. Raja Gosnell (“Home Alone 3,” “Never Been Kissed“) is set to direct James Gunn’s script.
Scooby Doo, of course, is the husky-voiced dog who accompanies a group of spook-chasing kids — Shaggy, Daphne, Velma and Fred — on their exploits to unmask each episode’s troublesome ghost.
Mike Myers, who spoofed the cartoon’s recurring plotline in “Wayne’s World,” once expressed interest in playing Shaggy.
The key might be finding the right voice for the loyal-but-cowardly canine.
Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you?