This year we’ll see another sequel in DreamWorks’ highly successful Shrek franchise entitled, Shrek Forever After. The studio is gearing up for the release of the fourth film in the series, which has been a steady cash-cow at the box office. This time around, it will make its debut in a big way when it opens at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
Shrek Forever After’s premiere is slated for April 21st, and it will once again feature the voice talents of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, and Antonio Banderas. The film is being marketed as the “final chapter” in the series, and is said to bring all the characters “full circle.” Like most tentpole films these days, it will be released in 3D but it won’t be available for general audiences until May 21st.
The Tribeca Film Festival runs through May 2nd and the feature film slate will be announced on March 10 and 15. DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg had plenty of positive things to say about the studio’s joint venture with Tribeca.
“DreamWorks Animation is honored to bring the world premiere of Shrek Forever After to New York City for the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. It is a great privilege and tribute to our entire cast and crew to have been chosen as this year’s opening night selection.”
I’m happy to hear that the film is going out with a bang but hopefully this is the final chapter like they said. After part 2 it lost some of its luster and became a bit diluted. Are you still interested in Shrek’s story?
Are you excited to see the return of Shrek? Do you think the franchise has gone on for too long?