Jinkies! A "Scooby-Doo" origin movie is happening, and it's all about Daphne and Velma
In the words of the great Velma…Jinkies! The Scooby-Doo gang are headed back to the big screen. There’s a new live-action adaptation of Scooby-Doo on the way — about Daphe and Velma. Yes, for the first time ever, the ladies of Mystery, Inc. are getting their own movie. Oh, and it’s an origin story. OMG.
The movie is titled Daphne and Velma, and we know who’ll take on the *iconic* roles.
Daphne Blake will be played by Sarah Jeffrey, best known for her work on Shades of Blue. Sarah Gilman from Last Man Standing was cast as Velma Dinkley, the serious, studious counterpart to the “bright, optimistic” Daphne. In the movie, they’ll play mystery-loving BFFs who meet online, and have only hung out online.
That is until Daphne transfers to Velma’s high school, and just in time: Top students at the “tech-savvy” school are disappearing left and right. What’s causing the area’s brightest teens to disappear and suddenly return, but come back in an unexplained “zombie-fied” state? Sounds like a case for Daphne and Velma.
Daphne and Velma will be distributed by Warner Bros., and produced by a former Disney star.
One of the companies involved is Blondie Girl Productions, owned by Jennifer Tisdale and none other than High School Musical‘s Ashley Tisdale. Translation: All of your childhood faves are coming together for this one.
So pop on your oversized glasses, grab a magnifying glass, and adjust your green headscarf: Daphne and Velma will be out by 2018. A modern story of teen girl sleuths who meet over the Internet? Seriously, jinkies.