Click to viewMike Myers has taken the wrong lesson from The Love Guru's failure to attain box-office Nirvana: he's going back to his only non-animated vehicle that still runs. Myers is hard at work on the script for Austin Powers 4... but it gets worse. It's going to be autobiograhical.
Sources told Deadline Hollywood Daily's Nikki Finke that Austin Powers 4 will be a tribute to Myers' own father. "It's very personal with a father and son theme loosely based on his own life." Somehow this translates into a movie about supervillain Dr. Evil and his son Scott, played by Seth Green. Myers is cowriting it with Baby Mama's Mike McCullers, who also cowrote the second and third Austins.
I loved the first Powers and found the second a dull retread, and I didn't even bother to watch the third. I do remember some fun sequences where the Evils go on a talk show together, and Seth Green is always fun to watch. And maybe the only way to make a fourth Austin Powers movie interesting would be to have Austin himself be a minor character in the film. But still... I'm not convinced there's any good reason for a fourth outing, other than Mike Myers' career troubles. [Deadline Hollywood Daily]