Shrek 5 movie is in works for a long time and it will be a totally different story and hence people are calling it as a reboot. Ever since NBCUniversal acquired Dreamworks studios, they selected a few of their projects and decided to proceed with them. Based on the box-office and global reach, Shrek and Puss in the Boots are given a green signal.
Shrek is one of the most popular franchise and there will be several movies, spin-offs and theme parks based on the characters. Shrek 5 is one of the most anticipated projects at NBCUniversal right now and they have hired new staff for a futuristic story. It seems that Shrek 5 release date is also confirmed as the pre-production work has already started.
Shrek 5 Pre-Production with New Staff has Already Started
It was confirmed that Shrek 5 will happen in 2016 when Chris Meledandri was hired to handle the production. Apart from that, Michael McCullers is also hired as a new writer to give a fresh storyline to the movie franchise. Shrek 5 script is written by McCullers who has totally reinvented the characters giving them a modern twist.
Even the pre-production work on Shrek 5 have started after the script changes were reviewed recently. NBCUniversal is ready to start the motion capture filming of Shrek 5 by the end of this year when the COVID-19 situation clears. It will take around 2 years for such a large animated movie to complete production and voice actors will record their lines in the final stage.
Shrek 5 Release Date and Story Theme Confirmed
Shrek 5 release date is confirmed as September 2022 as per the slots booked by the production house for an untitled Dreamworks animated movie. However, most of the theatrical releases have been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak and it means that Shrek reboot can also be delayed to 2023.
It is reported that Shrek 5 will have a story that can connect with the modern audience. There are also rumors that Shrek and the company will exist in a futuristic world with all the latest gadgets and technology.