A new 'Scooby-Doo' movie is in the works.

Warner Bros. is planning to return the popular animation to the big screen and has called on director Tony Cervone to helm the project.

Looking forward to the new movie, Warner Bros. creative president Greg Silverman said: ''Like countless fans, I have always loved the Hanna-Barbera cast of characters.

''As one of their most famous brand ambassadors, Scooby-Doo will take the lead in re-introducing this pantheon of enduringly popular animated stars on a grand scale with an exciting new movie.''

Cervone has an impressive track record in the sphere of animated movies, with a host of writing and production credits to his name, and is seen by the studio as the ideal candidate to reintroduce one of the genre's biggest stars.

Two previous live-action movies, featuring the likes of Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar, hit the big screen between 2002 and 2004.

And the producers of those films, Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, are also involved in the new project.

Warner Bros. has confirmed that the next 'Scooby-Doo' movie will be released in September 2018.