Remember earlier this month when we told you Shrek was getting rebooted? Well, we have some even strangerÂ Shrek news for you.Â Over 200 different filmmakers got together to collaborate on a shot-for-shot remake of the original film using whatever style or format they wanted, in a truly bizarre hodgepodge of filmmaking.3GI has released the entire film, and somehow it is even more bizarre than we expected. The pacing varies so much; at times it feels like injecting caffeine into your eyeballs, while other moments are so weird it feels like time stops. In short, don’t operate heavy machinery while watching this. It’s basically the Shrek-manifestation of a Scottish-voiced acid trip.
This bizarre scene-for-scene recreation from 3GI, which we learned about at io9, is made up of a bevy of style includingÂ different types of computer animation, every style of hand drawn cartoons imaginable, and live-action sequences ranging from absurd to really freaking absurd, orÂ as though Terry Gilliam had a nervous breakdown and purchased the rights during a fever dream. In other words, it’sÂ easilyÂ the most interesting Shrek movie ever made.Here’s the trailer in case you don’t have time for the full movie right now:
Did they legalize a few things in Far Far Away Land since our last visit? We remember it being a little different.Which if these aesthetic styles work best in the Shrek world? And what other movie would be perfectly weird/weirdly perfect to remake this way? Tell us your best ideas in the comments below.