Roughly a year and a half after Shrek 5 writer Michael McCullers said he was "reinventing the franchise," Despicable Me producer Chris Meledandri has announced that Actually, it's just gonna reboot the whole damn thing.
Well, not the wholesale thing. Meledandri told Variety The franchise's voice cast is intact, with Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Antonio Banderas reprising their roles as Shrek, Donkey, and Puss in Boots, respectively. What Meledandri want be doing is "finding some fresh story lines" and, we're guessing, whatever the modern-day version of "All Star" is (we'd argue it's still "All Star").
"It's not just another movie in a series of sequels," he said. "There's a tremendous amount of things to do in that world, but it's a true story [the] world. You want to find something in the narrative that really feels like a departure. "Hm, maybe add a skateboarding dog?
This is not the worst idea, what with the franchise now being more weed-choked memes than pint-sized fans at this point. Truly, if it's ideas Meledandri is after, we just know the place could look for inspiration.