By Mack Chico
An alleged plot synopsis for “Shrek Goes Fourth” has been leaked online. The website Alex Litel’s Lackluster Emporium claims it has stumbled upon a copyright pre-registration for the film.
According to the leaked story, the fourth installment of the successful DreamWorks Animation franchise will see the main protagonist, Shrek, duped into agreeing to an alternate world, wherein he never meets his wife Fiona.
The synopsis reads: “After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws’ kingdom, what’s an ogre to do? Well, if you’re Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man.”
“Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. What’s happened to this ogre’s roar? Longing for the days when he felt like a ‘real ogre,’ Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumplestiltskin.”
“Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumplestiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all he’s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his on True Love.”
The authenticity of the supposedly leaked plot is yet to be proven.
“Shrek Goes Fourth” is slated to be released on May 21, 2010 in conventional and IMAX theaters. Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, and Antonio Banderas are all expected to reprise their roles.