DreamWorks Orders Shrek 3 & Shark Tale 2 Scripts
DreamWorks has ordered scripts for SHREK 3 and SHARK TALE 2, reported VARIETY; however, the studio would not comment when AWN followed up. The third adventure for the giant green orge will have him wrapped up in the King Arthur and Knights of the Round Table legend. SHREK 2, with a budget northwards of $80 million, arrives in theaters May 21, 2004, hoping to ride the huge success of the first film, which grossed $267 million in the U.S. on its way to becoming the surprise box office champ of 2001. The risk with moving ahead with a SHARK TALE sequel is far greater with the original not reaching theaters until Oct. 1, 2004. The undersea gangster tale was originally scheduled for an early November release to ride into the Thanksgiving holiday, however DreamWorks moved ship when Pixar's THE INCREDIBLES took claim to the Nov. 5th weekend for its opening.