Everyone's favorite mean green guy is gearing up for a comedic revival! That's right, Shrek, Donkey, Puss in Boots and Fiona are coming back to the big screens! Universal Pictures wants to revive the films using "Despicable Me" producer Chris Meledandri. Melendandri doesn't just want to produce the film, he wants to get the old gang back together!
In an interview with Variety, Melendandri said that the original cast delivered such stellar vocal performances that he doesn't see a need to switch up. The original characters were voiced by Mike Myers (Shrek), Eddie Murphy (Donkey), Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots) and Cameron Diaz (Fiona) and Melendandri wants to go by the old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"!
“The way in which I work with my team to make movies is very intensive and hands-on, and it really doesn’t allow me the opportunity to think about running a second operation,” says Meledandri. “I love the process of making films and working with artists. I don’t think I’m particularly great at managing companies.”
Even though he hasn’t cracked the code on “Shrek,” Meledandri sounds confident that it’s only a matter of time before moviegoers get to revisit the magical fairy tale setting that made the original movies such a treat.
“There’s a tremendous amount of fun to be had in that world, but it’s a high bar to find a story that’s truly world,” said Meledandri. “You want to find something in the narrative that really feels like a departure.”
Illumination’s next film, “The Grinch,” opens in theaters on Friday. "
Are you feeling this reboot or do you think they need to leave the original alone?