November 29 2017

Daphne and Velma to get a live-action origin movie

Ever wondered about the origins of Daphne and Velma from the Scooby-Doo cartoons? Well, hopefully, you have as it will be a movie soon.

According to Deadline, Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio, has started work on Daphne and Velma, a live-action film all about how the two women came to eventually work with Scooby-Doo.

Here’s the synopsis.

Before their eventual team-up with Scooby and the gang, bright and optimistic Daphne and whip-smart and analytical Velma are both mystery-solving teens who are best friends but have only met online — until now. 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.

Okay… we’re all just pegging Tobias Bloom to be behind it, right? Thought so.

As this involves WB television it isn’t clear if this is headed to theaters or some television outlet. Daphne and Velma has already been cast and will be played by Sarah Jeffrey (Shades of Blue) and Sarah Gilman (Last Man Standing) respectively.

I really don’t know if I need an origin story for anyone in the Scooby universe, but if you’re going to do it, might as well start with these two.

Source: Deadline .

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