OSCAR-winning director Sam Mendes is bringing animation hit Shrek to
Broadway in a musical adaptation of the Dreamworks movie.
The ROAD TO PERDITION star will have creative control of the New York
production, while TONY-nominated stage director JASON MOORE, who took charges
of puppet musical AVENUE Q, will direct the show in 2006.
Mendes told the NEW YORK TIMES newspaper, "There isn't the sort of
corporate pressure being exerted that this has to be done for a set pre-release
Moore enthuses, "'There's a supreme challenge in bringing an animated
world to the stage and making it theatrical.
"But what's so wonderful about Shrek is that anarchic attitude placed in a
fairy-tale world that I think will thrive onstage."