DreamWorks Hires Writer for Puss in Boots Spin-Off
by Alex Billington
January 30, 2009
DreamWorks Animation is officially moving forward with their Puss in Boots spin-off and have hired Tom Wheeler to write the screenplay. DWA is already in production on Shrek Goes Fourth for 2010, which means this Puss in Boots movie will be the second feature set in the Shrek universe that we'll be seeing in the next few years. Shrek the Third co-writer and co-director Chris Miller wrote an early draft of the screenplay, but Wheeler is being brought in to re-work it. No other details were revealed regarding the story, although we're guessing it might focus on the cat's origin before he met Shrek in some way.
Given I'm not a fan of the Shrek series at all, and especially not of Puss in Boots, I don't have much on the positive side to say about this. Is a spin-off really necessary? Why don't they just send it straight to DVD? I'd much rather see a spin-off of the Gingerbread Man or Pinocchio than frickin' Puss in Boots! But I've come to realize that this Shrek stuff just ain't for me, and there are hordes of people who do love it, so I'll just let them enjoy it while I continue to despise it. We're guessing DreamWorks will get Antonio Banderas back to voice Puss, but the announcement didn't confirm his involvement yet. Is anyone excited for this?