Puss in Boots: According to Variety, DreamWorks has hired scribes Ed Decter and John Strauss to write the animated pic Puss in Boots, based on the Antonio Banderas-voiced character from Shrek 2.

The studio is contemplating a direct-to-video release.

The exact storyline of the film is unclear at this point, but the movie will focus on the swashbuckling kitty voiced by Banderas. The role was self-referential to the Spanish thesp's role in The Mask Of Zorro and won critics' hearts.

Although no deal has been signed, it is likely Banderas would return to voice the character.