A third live-action installment of the Scooby Doo franchise will be going straight to DVD. According to Variety, the film Scooby Doo: The Beginning will be released on DVD by Warner Home Video and will also air on the Cartoon Network in the fall of 2009.

While no cast was announced, the film is being directed by Brian Levant, from a script by Daniel and Steven Altiere. The film will focus on the formation of the Scooby Doo gang as they explore a haunting mystery at their own high school.

Production started today in Vancouver and it is said that the Cartoon Network's airing of the movie will coincide with the film's DVD release.