DreamWorks planning another Shrek movie

Despite Shrek Forever After grossing a series low of $239 million at the domestic box office back in 2010, it looks as though DreamWorks is planning to dust off the jolly green giant for another go-around.

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has been discussing the prospect of another film, and sounds unequivocal on the issue of reviving the studio’s marquee character.

“We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest," says Katzenberg. “But I think you can be confident that we’ll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We’re not finished, and more importantly, neither is he.”

Given that the franchise’s total box office take currently sits tantalizingly on $2.9 billion, it’s not difficult to see where Katzenberg is coming from, even considering the apparent tail-off in interest for the last movie.

Whether or not Shrek’s next appearance takes the form of a TV special or a fully-fledged movie remains to be seen, but don’t be surprised if the lure of breaking the $3 billion barrier sways that decision towards the latter…