'Scooby-Doo'

Matthew Lillard in "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed." (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Zoinks! Just 10 years after the most recent live-action "Scooby-Doo" movie, Warner Bros. is looking to reboot the franchise about a group of young sleuths and their cowardly Great Dane, according to multiple news outlets.

The studio is "starting from scratch," with Randall Green writing a script, Deadline reports; Variety adds that the movie is intended to be live-action, with the presumable exception of a CGI Scooby.

The Mystery Inc. gang last appeared on the big screen in 2002's "Scooby-Doo" and its 2004 sequel, "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed," which starred Freddie Prinze Jr. as blond jock Fred, Sarah Michelle Gellar as danger-prone Daphne, Matthew Lillard as slacker Shaggy and Linda Cardellini as brainy Velma.

(Incidentally, the writer of both "Scooby" movies? None other than "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn.)

Though both movies were panned by critics, the first grossed $275 million worldwide, and the follow-up took in $180 million.

Warner's interest in restarting "Scooby-Doo" is the latest example of Hollywood studios looking to milk their preexisting properties, even those that have scarcely given moviegoers time to miss them.

Sony's "Amazing Spider-Man" came just five years after "Spider-Man 3," and Fox's "Fantastic Four" reboot is scheduled for release next year, just eight years after "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."

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