Those meddling kids are at it again. Scooby-Doo and his animated teenage sleuths were already made into a live-action hit in 2002, with a sequel two years later. That’s long enough for Hollywood to jump back with another reboot, says Deadline.com. None of the live stars, including Sarah Michelle Gellar and Isla Fisher, are expected to return. They’re starting from scratch. Strange how the announcement came just a couple of days after the death of Casey Kasem, the voice of the original Shaggy (and radio’s “American Top 40”). No one could replace him!
Quite the Spiel
Director Steven Spielberg has his next two films scheduled already, DreamWorks announced this week. Tom Hanks will star in a Cold War spy thriller opening in October 2015. He’ll play an attorney negotiating the return of an American pilot from the Soviet Union in 1960. And, for July 2016, Spielberg will create a live-action version of Roald Dahl’s 1982 kids book, “The BFG.” (That’s big, friendly giant.) Meanwhile, he’s producing a slew of other projects, including “The Bully Pulpit,” based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s tale of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft; “Halo,” a TV series based on the video game; and, perhaps, another “Indiana Jones” and “Tintin.”
| Sharon Hoffmann