Forever After (formerly Shrek Goes Fourth) is the final film in the Dreamworks’ most successful animated franchise “Shrek”. It is set to hit cinemas on May 21, 2010 in the US and July 9, 2010 in the UK and the rest of the world. Tim Sullivan writes the script while Mike Mitchell is at the helm.
The principal cast members–Mike Myers as Shrek, Eddie Murphy as Donkey, Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona, Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots, Walt Dohrn as Rumpelstiltskin and Dame Julie Andrews as Queen Lillian–will all reprise their roles.
Like the first three Shrek films, the movie will be significantly based on fairy tale themes. Here’s the plot of Shrek Forever After:
Shrek (Mike Myers) has become a domesticated family man. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, the grown-reluctant ogre agrees to autograph pitch forks. Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre”, Shrek is tricked into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumplestiltskin is king, the now intellectual Donkey (Eddie Murphy) is afraid of Shrek, Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) is obese and lazy, Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) is still alive, and Shrek and Fiona (Cameron Diaz) have never met. Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all of Rumpelstiltskin’s mischief in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world, and reclaiming his One True Love and family.
VIDEO LINK: Shrek Forever After Trailer