There’s been an obvious glitch in the Matrix, which has lead to the news that both Shrek and Puss In Boots are being rebooted. Despicable Me‘s Chris Meledandri will be overseeing the projects.
According to Variety, Universal Pictures is working with Meledandri to find some new storylines to bring back both Shrek and Puss for a new generation of fans. God knows what that means.
However, instead of recasting it looks as though Meledandri is keen to get the likes of Mike Myers (Shrek), Eddie Murphy (Donkey) and Antonio Banderas (Puss) back together to voice their characters for the films.
Speaking to Variety, Meledandri said: “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 characterisations. 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.”
Universal’s parent company Comcast bought DreamWorks Animation (the studio behind Shrek and all its spin-offs and sequels) back in 2016 for a whopping $3.8 billion. Meledandri works for Illumination Entertainment, which is co-owned by Universal.
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