Talking about the future of "Shrek" franchise to The Hollywood Reporter, DreamWorks exec Jeffrey Katzenberg has eagerly unveiled a layer on "Shrek 4" saying the project will have an "origin story", which could only mean that this fourth installment of the series is going to be a prequel.
Being so, pic then has a great probability to tell about where our beloved ogre came from or how he happened to live in a swamp on his own without any other family members. The prequel idea, in the meantime, matched a remark made by "Shrek the Third" producer Aron Warner at the L.A. press day suggesting the movie may not be set in Kingdom of Far Far Away.
Tentatively slated for a 2010 release, "Shrek 4" is currently in the early stages of pre-production with Josh Klausner re-writing the script originally penned by Tim Sullivan. While Mike Mitchell is still in talks to direct, it has been confirmed that Katzenberg will continue overseeing for DreamWorks Animation alongside Bill Damaschke, Kristine Belson, and Chris Kuser.