Because You Asked For It: Puss in Boots Gets Spin-Off

We decided not to make the headline: Writer Steps into Puss’ Boots or some variation thereof because every other outlet is doing that.
By  · Published on January 30th, 2009

Since the Shrek films have made four hundred trillion dollars worldwide in plastic bobble-heads alone, a fourth movie is coming out, hilariously titled Shrek Goes Fourth. Get it? Neither do I.

But since the popularity of the flicks hasn’t dropped off that much since Shrek 2 became the 10th highest grossing film of all time, The Hollywood Reporter is Hollywood reporting that a spin-off is definitely going to happen featuring Puss in Boots.

Despite Antonio Banderas not being able to complete a sentence in the recording booth without ripping his shirt off, the studio is willing to deal with that too-sexy inconvenience and has hired on Tom Wheeler to write the script.

What do you think? How far can one franchise get away with popularity?

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