Universal and Illumination founder and CEO, Chris Meledandri are taking a nostalgic walk down memory with a plan to give ‘Shrek’ and the ‘Puss in Boots’ spin-off a minor reboot.
Whilst the aim is to reboot the franchise to appeal to a whole new generation, Meledandri hopes to bring back some of the original voice cast. It was the cast of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas that made the green ogre and friends so palatable.
In hoping to bring the band back together, Meledandri told Variety
“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,” explains 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.”
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