The first official photos have of Shrek Forever have finally come out. There is an introduction of several new characters in this new offering from the franchise. Shrek will be the final film in the franchise. â€œAll that was loved about Shrek in the first film is brought to the final film,â€ promises the head of creative production at Dream Works. Now USA Today ran an article about what to expect from this film.
The premise is the Brothers Grimm meet It’s a Wonderful Life: After rescuing a princess, getting hitched and fathering triplets, Shrek is feeling over-domesticated. “He has lost his roar,” says director Mike Mitchell (Sky High,Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo). “It used to send villagers running away in terror. Now they run to him and ask him to sign their pitchforks and torches.”
To regain his ogre mojo, he strikes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, the wee troublemaker who popped up briefly in Shrek 2 and 3.
Of course, the pact goes awry and Shrek must confront what life would be like in Far Far Away if he had never existed. That translates into Donkey being forced into cart-pulling duty, fat and lazy Puss in Boots trading his sword for a pink bow and the underhanded Rumpelstiltskin ruling the kingdom.
The end of the franchise is nearing. There will be many tears shed in the theaters. But this will be something special for the kids to take with them. The voice cast keeps increasing daily. Now there is Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andres, Amy Poehler, John Lithgow, Maya Rudolph, Amy Sedaris, Eric Idle, Larry King and Regis Philbin. There are also some interesting voices of actors like Jon Hamm.