Shrek 5 filming will start soon once the COVID-19 pandemic clears out and the new script of the movie is ready. Fans are always looking for Shrek 5 news and most of the rumors claim that the fifth Shrek movie will come out in 2020. It is also reported that the next Shrek 5 will not be a direct sequel and it will be a Shrek reboot instead.
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It’s not possible for an animated movie of such huge stature to come out randomly but one thing is sure that the movie is under process. NBCUniversal has acquired Dreamworks studios and they have a high priority for Shrek 5 movie, which is why they are taking their time. Here are the latest Shrek 5 release date, filming, production and script updates which give the progress report of the movie.
Shrek 5 Renewal Confirmed by NBCUniversal
Shrek 5 was actually renewed by NBCUniversal in 2016 and the project is under progress for years. However, no actual work on the film started as the producers decided to have a fresh story for the modern audience. Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal announced that Chris Meledandri will be overlooking Shrek 5 movie as a producer and he will give the franchise a totally new look.
NBCUniversal not only plans to make movies in the Shrek universe but also have several spin-offs for other characters along with theme park and amusement attractions with Shrek merchandise. It is the main reason why Shrek 5 is taking so long as Meledandri wants to make sure that the character appeals and connects to a wide range of audiences.
Shrek 5 Release Date, Filming and New Script
Shrek 5 script is being written by Michael McCullers and there are also rumors that it is finished already. However, some of the recent reports mention that McCullers is making some changes to the Shrek 5 storyline to keep it in line with the current generation kids.
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As per the IMDb page, Shrek 5 release date is set as September 2022 and the filming will start later this year which goes in with the two years timeline of an animated movie. Shrek reboot is the current title of the movie and it will be updated soon with a suitable subtitle.