Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Comic-Con: First Look At Batman V Superman
It's about to kick off
James Gunn Reportedly Writing & Directing Guardians 2
According to co-writer Nicole Perlman
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
10 December 2013
New Clip From The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
Ben Stiller is going to need a bigger boat...
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Empire Star Rating
The Love Guru (2008)
Empire Star Rating
Shrek The Third (2007)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Mike Myers To Star In Walter Mitty
But will it be his next film?

23 May 2007  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Mike Myers has been absent from our screens (if not our hearts, and DVD collections) since 2004's Shrek 2, but he's set to be all over our cinemas in the next couple of years. Following next month's Shrek the Third, he's in talks for a number of projects including, it was announced today, being attached to star in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty remake.

The original film of 1947 starred Danny Kaye as a comic book writer and daydreamer with an overprotective mother who imagined his life as a series of heroic adventures, in contrast to its dull reality. However, when a mysterious woman gives Mitty a book that she claims contains directions to the missing Dutch crown jewels, he gets caught in a real adventure and finds that it's less fun than he hoped.

Jay Kogen, a writer and producer on The Simpsons and Frasier, is writing the script for producer Samuel Goldwyn. Myers replaces Jim Carrey, who was originally slated to star in the film, with Owen Wilson also previously rumoured for the role. Directors-wise, Spielberg, Ron Howard and Mean Girls' Mark Waters have all been through the revolving doors on the project, but there's no one signed on at the moment, with the film apparently being re-thought with Myers in mind.

But there's no rush - Myers has plenty to keep him busy in the meantime. In September he starts work on The Love Guru, based on the Pitka character he created and has been touring comedy clubs with, and he's also signed on for See Me, Feel Me: Keith Moon Naked For Your Pleasure, the biopic of The Who's legendary drummer.

As if that weren't enough, he's also lined up for How To Survive A Robot Uprising and there are rumours of a fourth instalment in the Austin Powers franchise, possibly with Dr Evil as its focus, so fingers especially crossed for that one.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

World Exclusive: The New Wall-E Trailer
This kicks shiny metal butt!
Tuesday's News Round-Up (May 22)
Turturro, Craig, Scorsese...

Your Comments

RE: You have got to be kidding me!
Jim Carrey was born to play this role. More

Posted by Mason Verger at 20:54 on 24 May 2007 | Report This Post

You have got to be kidding me!
Noooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop the Madness!!! First it's announced that 'Escape from New York' is going to be re-made.... WHAT?! Re-make the Snake??! (Are you crazy..?) And now they are re-making this?? I LOVE DANNY KAYE MOVIES! (The Court Jester is one of the best movies ever made!) For the love of God, let the classics remain so and stop bastardising them!!!!!!!! Kurt Russell and Danny Kaye, Snake and Walter are safe in your shoes. Melanie. www.myspace.com/melanieault More

Posted by Maltbee at 12:34 on 24 May 2007 | Report This Post

waynes world 3
i think shrek 3 looks poor and i don't think geting justin was a good move for it.i don't want to see austin 4 i want to see waynes world 3 i think it could still work More

Posted by alimac at 21:45 on 23 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Mike Myers To Star In Walter Mitty
they cant make a movie of how to survive a robot uprising(if i am thinking of the instruction book that you can buy in the shops)...that is unless its a documentary with mike myers as the voiceover man More

Posted by dougtherugg at 15:00 on 23 May 2007 | Report This Post

Austin Powers
i've been waiting to goddamn long for the next Austin Powers movie. I'm gonna write a letter to my Mp... More

Posted by wopdang at 10:52 on 23 May 2007 | Report This Post

maybe it's his new $25 million a film payday & his upcoming divorce that's turned him into such a workaholic. More

Posted by Hughezy at 10:43 on 23 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
I wonder if a day will go by without news of another fuckin' remake! More

Posted by Monkeyshaver at 10:11 on 23 May 2007 | Report This Post

Why is it that no-one can spell Frasier correctly! The S goes before the I!!!! More

Posted by trothon at 09:19 on 23 May 2007 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Our official verdict on Marvel's latest addition to their cinematic universe

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)