After a number of years of teasing, finally there is a solid update on the status of Shrek 5.
The screenwriter of the movie, Michael McCullers, in a recent interview spoke about the movie.He said “Shrek 5 is being developed. I finished that script which I really, really, really love. It’s really personal to me. It’s got a pretty big reinvention behind it that I guess I can’t really reveal, but since DreamWorks was sold to Universal in that time for over $3 billion, I imagine they’re particularly interested in it stepping up and actually figuring out the future of the franchise in that way on the corporate level. Reinvention was sort of called for. There’s been four movies and a lot of material, so the characters are pretty beloved and they’re great characters, but you also have to think of a pretty new take at that point.”
Given that Shrek and Fiona have already travelled far and wide, and even had adventures in alternate realities, it begs the question as to how exactly this grand reinvention will manifest in Shrek 5.