Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves

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Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves



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Directed by

Bob Persichetti

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Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves is an upcoming American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation. It was announced back in 2012, with an intended release date of around winter of 2018. Despite several drafts and revisions, the project was quietly shelved the same year it was supposed to be released. However, it was announced to be in development yet again with an undetermined release date.


In November 2012, executive producer Guillermo del Toro said that they already did a couple of script drafts for a sequel, and that the director Chris Miller wants to take Puss on an adventure to exotic places. In April 2014, Antonio Banderas, the voice of Puss, said that the work on the sequel had just begun. In June 2014, the movie was titled Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves and was scheduled to be released on November 2, 2018. Two months later, it was moved back to December 21, 2018. In January 2015, Puss in Boots 2 was removed from the release schedule following corporate restructuring and DreamWorks Animation's new policy to release two films a year. Two months later, Banderas said in an interview that the script was under restructuring, and that Shrek may appear in the film.

In November 6, 2018, it was revealed in a Variety interview with Chris Meledandri, the founder and CEO of Illumination, that there are reboots in the works for Shrek and Puss in Boots. This left the fate of the sequel uncertain, but it's most likely that it has been shelved in favor of an unknown re-imagining. However on February 26th, 2019 it was revealed that the sequel is still in development. Now with an undetermined release, Bob Persichetti of Spider-Verse fame will direct.

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