As we told you back in November, Sarah Jeffery (“Shades of Blue”) and Sarah Gilman (“Last Man Standing”) have been cast to play two iconic characters in Daphe and Velma, a live-action feature film that tells the story of Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley before they team up with Scooby and the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang!
In the film…
“The mystery-solving teens are best friends but have only met online — until Daphne transfers to Velma’s school, Ridge Valley High, stocked with high-tech gadgetry by the school’s benefactor, tech billionaire Tobias Bloom. While their peers vie for a coveted internship at Bloom’s company, Daphne and Velma try to uncover the reason why the school’s brightest students are disappearing — only to emerge again in a zombie-fied state.”
Jennifer and Ashley Tisdale are producing through Blondie Girl Productions, and they just revealed more details about the project on a Television Critics Association panel.
“[It is] coming in around 70 to 90 [minutes],” Jennifer said of the film, as relayed by Slash Film. “It’s a feature. Daphne & Velma is a partnership with Blue Ribbon and Warner Home Entertainment, so this project, in particular, will also have a DVD release. So you will be able to find it outside just your computer.”
Ashley added that the feature targets “the millennial audience,” adding “We took the two characters from the Scooby-Doo movie, and we made it a little bit more grounded and contemporary for this audience today. But, there’s still some really fun, little winks and nods too.”
“I would say it is [for] almost all ages,” Jennifer added. “I have an eight-year-old, and she’s really excited to watch it, and I think it’s appropriate for her to watch. But also, I’m 36, and I’m super excited to watch it as a fan of the franchise. I think that a lot of people that watched Scooby-Doo in their youth have just really wanted to see more of Daphne and Velma and get to know their stories. So I think it will really appeal to a wide range.”
Look for Daphne and Velma in 2018.