WRITER’S NOTE: The information presented in this article is by no means official, and the sources I’ve researched provide no solid confirmation of the legitimacy of said information. As such, please take the following with a MASSIVE grain of salt.
It’s almost Christmas, and hopefully all of you are currently enjoying it with your families and loved ones. At the same time, we still have some articles we have to get out to you, in what we hope will provide you with some solid reading material this holiday season. So why don’t we start the week off with a type of article I never thought I would write again this year (or ever)!
Yes, it’s time for another ‘blind item’ article. Much like last time, I absolutely can’t promise that there will be more. None of us at Rotoscopers (me included) are reputable film insiders, so consider these articles a special delicacy.
Once again, 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!
EDIT: Okay, I think everyone has a good idea of what this movie is. So without giving it away, I’ll just post the link to the source article here for youy enjoyment. Remember, MASSIVE grain of salt!
What do you think? Any good guesses as to what this ‘mystery film/property’ is?