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Shrek 5 lands Austin Powers writer

October 19th, 2016 by Marc Comments


The Hollywood News is reporting that Austin Powers writer Michael McCullers will be penning the script for Shrek 5.

After co-writing all three Powers scripts with Mike Myers, he then wrote and directed the Tina Fey-starring Baby Mama, and was recently tapped to write the Adam Sandler-led animated threequel, Hotel Transylvania 3.

The news broke after Trolls’ directors Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell were interviewed on another subject by the trade.

“They’ve got a pretty good story [for Shrek 5],” they said. “It’s being written by Michael McCullers who wrote all of the Austin Powers films. He came up with a really great idea that they’re exploring.”

While Mitchell and Dorn are not yet confirmed to be involved in the project, Dorn revealed: “There’s more story to tell there and we’re ready to help tell it for sure.”

Source: The Hollywood News

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….