Cartoon Network will once again gas up the Mystery Machine for a new Scooby Doo live action movie set to premiere on the network in Fall 2010.
The network, along with Warner Premiere production company, is in production on Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, a follow-up to Cartoon Network's 2009 hit movie Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, according to Eva Davis, executive vice president and general manager for Warner Premiere. The family-targeted feature will premiere on Cartoon Network in fall 2010 and released on DVD through Warner Home Video in early 2011.
"After more than 40 years, the Scooby-Doo franchise continues to grow stronger as generations of audiences embrace these timeless characters, and that adoration has been clearly reflected in box office, DVD sales and television ratings," said Davis in a statement. "These new live-action films, with their contemporary approach, bring excitement and thrills to an altogether new era of Scooby-Doo fans."
The Sept. 13, 2009 film, which chronicled the first time the Mystery Inc. teens and their dog Scooby-Doo joined forces to solve their initial spooky whodunit, drew 6.1 million viewers - the most watched show ever on the kids-targeted network.
Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster will once again feature the familiar cast of characters in their high school years as they continue to develop and sharpen their combined sleuthing skills. The live action cast from Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins will return, including Robbie Amell (True Jackson, VP) as Fred, Kate Melton as Daphne, Hayley Kiyoko as Velma and Nick Palatas as Shaggy, said the company.