Is there really no limit as to who or what can get spun-off into a feature film? Puss in Boots, the feral feline whom made his debut in Shrek 2 is getting his own movie, and according to ComingSoon it will be an origin story. They recently spoke to Puss in Boots’ portrayer Antonio Banderas about the character’s future in the upcoming Shrek film as well as his solo effort.
Next year Puss in Boots will return for his third Shrek film entitled Shrek Forever After, which is the fourth installment of the DreamWorks franchise. Banderas has had several recording sessions for the latest feature and is nearing completion. During one of his routine studio visits he was given a sneak peek at the script for the possible Puss in Boots spin-off.
I went to DreamWorks and they pitched me what is going to be Puss in Boots’ own movie, and it looks unbelievable. It looks really, really cool. They’ve been working very, very heavy on the script for almost three years, and they didn’t just want to give me any kind of thing until the other day when Jeffrey finally called me and he said it was done. I went there and I was very surprised how the movie is going to take off. I love it.”
Someone sounds excited. Banderas confirmed that the story will deal with his character’s background and gives some insight into how he became an assasin.
“Yes, we’re going to go from the time he’s a very little cat, so you see actually why and how he becomes an adult killer, and the reasons why he ends up on that path. It’s interesting because it goes away from that kind of use of popular culture that ‘Shrek’ has. It goes in a different way, and the movie sometimes gets almost emotional, I may say, and it’s kind of epic. I found when they pitched the movie to me, and now reading the script, a total real connection with the character. Obviously, he’s a cartoon, but (I have) a real personal connection with him in terms of what he’s expressing. It’s very emotional at some points, it’s very special. It’s going to surprise people I think; they’re not going to expect what we’re going to do.”
His interpretation of the script is kind of scary. I like Puss in Boots and I think he is hilarious, but it sounds like his movie will have a darker undertone than what we’re used to seeing in the Shrek movies. The way he’s describing it, you’d think it was The Dark Knight of DreamWorks Animation! Either way, with four films, and now a spin-off I think they’re pushing us beyond the Shrek saturation point.
Are you interested in seeing Puss in Boots in his own movie?