Source: Variety Friday, January 23, 2004
With Shrek 2 still four months from release, DreamWorks is fast-tracking production on Shrek 3, in which the lovable green ogre will tackle the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
DreamWorks acknowledges it is moving ahead but won't divulge many details, says Variety. The first order of business appears to be hiring a second set of writers to work with Shrek 2 scribes David Stem, Joe Stillman and David N. Weiss in order to push the franchise into trilogy territory.
The studio is also at work on Shark Tale 2, even though the first film won't bow until October. Animated films require more advance planning than regular feature films because of the painstaking process of bringing characters to life.