OH HELLO THERE: There's A Shrek Reboot In The Works
Since Hollywood is allergic to just letting things die with grace and honour, we're now getting a reboot of the Shrek franchise courtesy of the minds behind the wildly successful Despicable Me franchise.
ICYMI, Comcast - the parent company to Universal Studios - bought out Dreamworks - the company behind Shrek - for a cool $3.8 billion back in 2016, and now they wanna introduce Shrek to a new generation of animated film lovers. TBH, it doesn't even feel that long since the last Shrek movie premiered (2010) but go off.
According to Variety, Chris Meledandri has been tasked to think of new storylines for Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and Puss In Boots to embark on, but he remains adamant in getting the original voices back together.
“When you look back on those vocal performances they’re awesome, and while you certainly could make a case for a complete reinvention, I find myself responding to my own nostalgic feelings of wanting to go back to those characterizations,” said Meledandri. “The challenge for us has been to find something that really does feel like it’s not simply yet another film in a series of sequels.”
That would involve Mike Myers, Antonio Banderas, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz all signing back on for the reboot, which would be interesting since the latter, as of March this year, retired from acting.
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