Thursday, May 31, 2007

Hmmm, I say stop at 3

From worstpreviews, Dreamworks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg spoke to The Age to reveal that the "Shrek" franchise will end after the fifth installment.

According to him, the fourth "Shrek" film is in the works, scheduled for release in 2010. While the fifth is being planned as well, it will be the last one in the franchise.

"It's a finite story, has been from the beginning and I think that's part of its integrity, part of its strength, that we're not thinking this up as we go," said Katzenberg.

"Ultimately we will come back to understand how Shrek arrived in that swamp. We will reveal his story."

From what we have heard, there is still a "Puss in Boots" movie and a "Shrek" TV Christmas special which will run every year. If these films continue to succeed like they have, I have a feeling Katzenberg will be taking his words back.

1 comment:

Octopunk said...

"It's a finite story, has been from the beginning and I think that's part of its integrity, part of its strength, that we're not thinking this up as we go."

Oh wow, big talk after planning to inflict FIVE movies on us.

"Ultimately we will come back to understand how Shrek arrived in that swamp. We will reveal his story."

Well, thank Jebus for that.

Cripes, every time I hear somebody say "we will reveal his story" or "we'll find out why this" or "we'll demystify that" I wish that making prequels could be forbidden by law. It's arrogant, galling and just downright WRONG to think that every friggin' movie needs ANOTHER movie later to explain how it got there. I mean, what the fuck?