Tom Wheeler Writing Puss in Boots


TV scribe Tom Wheeler has been hired to write the “Shrek” spinoff Puss in Boots for DreamWorks Animation, a stand-alone feature foray for the feline assassin/swordsman voiced by Antonio Banderas in the two most recent “Shrek” films.

The Puss in Boots character, originally hired to knock off the grumpy green ogre, debuted in Shrek 2, which is the 10th-highest-grossing movie of all time. He went on to become part of Shrek’s entourage.

Chris Miller, who added voices and dialogue to previous “Shrek” installments and co-directed and co-wrote the third movie, wrote an earlier draft of the “Puss” screenplay.