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Mike Myers signs a two year first look deal with HBO

01.14.2015
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While he hasn't turned in a box office hit as an actor in several years, Mike Myers proved himself an adept filmmaker with last year's documentary SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDON. Now, Myers has entered into a new deal with HBO that should give him a creative forum to make more interesting projects. Deadline reports that the deal is an overall agreement between Myers and the cable network over the next two years.

HBO president Michael Lombardo issued this statement about the deal.

Mike Myers is one of the great comedy minds of this or any other era. The opportunity to collaborate with a talent of his stature is tremendously exciting.”

Myers himself said he is thrilled to be at HBO. I am excited as HBO has always had more creative freedom than many movie studios which will afford Mike Myers the ability to craft films, series, or documentaries on any number of subjects without adhering to the MPAA or theatrical box office. Myers, when left to his own devices, is capable of great things. Personally, I think SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER to be his best movie despite being his least successful. Here's hoping this deal with HBO lets him get some passion projects made like a film about The Who's Keith Moon.

Source: Deadline

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8:34AM on 01/15/2015
I miss this guy. He needs to make a big comeback.
I miss this guy. He needs to make a big comeback.
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8:10AM on 01/15/2015
Good on Mike Myers.... He could have easily been another SNL great to fall to a routine of horrible movies, but I'm glad he's working in a different direction.
Good on Mike Myers.... He could have easily been another SNL great to fall to a routine of horrible movies, but I'm glad he's working in a different direction.
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8:03AM on 01/15/2015
“Mike Myers is one of the great comedy minds of this or any other era."

Why couldn't he just say "of all time"?
“Mike Myers is one of the great comedy minds of this or any other era."

Why couldn't he just say "of all time"?
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12:26AM on 01/15/2015
good for him. I always thought he was a great talent. I hope we see some great things from him in the future.
good for him. I always thought he was a great talent. I hope we see some great things from him in the future.
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4:38PM on 01/14/2015
Despite being known for his comedy and having very little charisma playing normal human beings in cookie cutter dramedies or comedies, Myers was revelatory as Steve Rubell in "54". If he could somehow give us something like that- weird/quirky enough to let him put on make up, use an unusual vocal inflection, etc. but keep everything else grounded, it could be a resurgent act for his career. Actually I just went to the Keith Haring exhibit in San Francisco, where Rubell's family collection made
Despite being known for his comedy and having very little charisma playing normal human beings in cookie cutter dramedies or comedies, Myers was revelatory as Steve Rubell in "54". If he could somehow give us something like that- weird/quirky enough to let him put on make up, use an unusual vocal inflection, etc. but keep everything else grounded, it could be a resurgent act for his career. Actually I just went to the Keith Haring exhibit in San Francisco, where Rubell's family collection made up a large chunk of the Haring pieces on display.
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