Variety indicates that French studio MK 2 will release its own computer animated Puss in Boots movie in 2009 – two years before DreamWorks Animation’s Puss picture. “We aren’t jumping on the bandwagon,” Nathanael Karmitz, MK2’s managing director, commented on Friday. “Our film has been in development for more than two years. It’s just fortunate for us that we’ll be ready first.” Budgeted at $24 million, the MK 2 Puss in Boots will be “in the spirit of the original story but it is a loose adaptation,” said Karmitz. “It’s more modern, with lots of action.”