Everybody’s favorite surly green ogre is making a comeback!
After Comcast’s recent acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, Deadline reports that the media company is looking to revive the animated comedy, Shrek. Voiced by Saturday Night Live vet Mike Myers, the beloved behemoth burst onto the cinematic scene back in 2001, winning the first-ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Also featuring the voices of Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy, who portrayed Princess Fiona and Donkey, respectively, the franchise would go on to produce three sequels, the last one being 2010’s Shrek Forever After.
According to Deadline, NBCUniversal chief Steve Burke revealed during a recent investor gathering that Illumination Entertainment’s Chris Meledandri will have creative control over the project.
“[Chris Meledandri] is creatively going to try to help us figure out how to resurrect Shrek and take a lot of the existing DreamWorks franchises and add value as we create new franchises,” Burke said.
Comcast will not only attempt to revive the Shrek franchise, but they will also attempt to produce as many as four animated movies a year, with the goal being to create characters that could potentially lead to theme park attractions and licensed merchandise.
What do you think? Do you like the idea of a Shrek revival?