May 15, 2010

Shrek: Forever After

This would be the fourth installment of my most beloved animated movie of all time Shrek.  
I have always been fascinated with this movie.


Shrek Forever After

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mike Mitchell
Produced by
Gina Shay
Aron Warner
John H. Williams
Written by William Steig (Book)
Josh Klausner
Darren Lemke
Ryan Harris
Starring Mike Myers
Eddie Murphy
Cameron Diaz
Antonio Banderas
Walt Dohrn
Julie Andrews
Justin Timberlake
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
Cinematography Yong Duk Jhun
Editing by David Teller
Studio Pacific Data Images
Distributed by DreamWorks Animation
Release date(s) May 21, 2010 (2010-05-21)
Running time 93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Shrek the Third


 

Shrek Forever After, aka Shrek: The Final Chapter is an upcoming American animated film. It is the fourth and supposedly final installment in the Shrek film series, after Shrek 5 was scrapped. It is planned to be released in cinemas May 21, 2010 in the US And the 2nd July in the UK . Tim Sullivan wrote the original story Shrek Goes Fourth, but Darren Lemke and Josh Klausner made the rewrites, and Mike Mitchell will direct it. The principal cast members will all reprise their roles. It will also be released in 3-D and IMAX 3-D theaters. The plot was announced February 23, 2009.
Like the first three Shrek films, the movie will be significantly based on fairy tale themes.

Plot

After all of his adventures, Shrek (Mike Myers) has become a domesticated family ogre. Instead of scaring villagers away as he used to, Shrek agrees to autograph pitchforks. Longing for the days when he felt like a "real ogre", Shrek is tricked into signing a pact with the smooth-talking deal maker, Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn). Shrek couldn't resist the offer; all he wanted was a day off to relax, to be a real ogre again, and Rumpelstiltskin said he would give Shrek one day where none of his adventures had ever happened and everything would be like it was before. However, there was a catch- to get a day off, Shrek had to give him a day from his childhood. After signing the contract, Shrek discovers he has been tricked-the day that was taken was the day he was born, meaning as he was never born, he never existed.
Shrek finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where Rumpelstiltskin is now king (because King Harold and Queen Lillian were originally going to give him the kingdom in exchange for him ending Fiona's curse, but refused after getting news that Shrek had rescued Fiona); ogres are hunted to near-extinction; Donkey (Eddie Murphy) has never met Shrek, is forced into cart-pulling duty and fears him; Gingy (Conrad Vernon) is a gladiator fighting animal crackers; Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) doesn't know Shrek and has become fat and lazy; and Fiona (Cameron Diaz) is an inexplicably hunted ogre who never met (and can't stand) Shrek, and has become the leader of a band of other hunted ogres. Also Artie PendragonJustin Timberlake) has been forced to abdicate the throne for Rumpelstiltskin to become king. (
But even though all seems lost, there's still hope - if Shrek shares "True Love's Kiss" with Fiona by the sunrise of the next day, the contract he signed will be rendered null and void and the original timeline will be restored. However, Rumplestiltskin will do anything to stop Shrek and solidify his power that he now has.

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