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Mike Myers writing an Austin Powers prequel for the stage, Book of Mormon's Casey Nicholaw in talks to direct

12.13.2011

While there's still some question as to whether or not an AUSTIN POWERS 4 will ultimately get made, groovy pastiche originator Mike Myers is meanwhile turning his attention to the musical stage.

According to THR, Casey Nicholaw - director of the hit musical "The Book of Mormon" from South Park guys Matt Stone and Trey Parker - is currently in talks to direct an "Austin Powers" musical to be written by Mike Myers and that will act as a prequel to the three existing films. THR adds, "the musical will be set in 1960s London and detail how Powers first acquired his mighty mojo."

While I'm personally loath to consider another f*cking Austin Powers anything at this point, the involvement of director Nicholaw gives some hope that perhaps the character and property can be brought back to being a true parody of 60s spy films and not a means of shoehorning in lame bits of pop culture...

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10:54AM on 12/14/2011

Mike Meyers

is best developing and exploiting his own characters. Up with Austin.
is best developing and exploiting his own characters. Up with Austin.
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1:43PM on 12/13/2011
I remember when Meyers used to be funny. Back before he got stuck in the endless Austin Powers/Shrek shitty movies loop.
Well, I guess we'll always have So I Married An Axe Murderer to remember him by.
I remember when Meyers used to be funny. Back before he got stuck in the endless Austin Powers/Shrek shitty movies loop.
Well, I guess we'll always have So I Married An Axe Murderer to remember him by.
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10:25AM on 12/13/2011

Wayne's World

I have been a fan of Mike Myers since Wayne's World. I know I'm in the minority but I like both Wayne's World and all 3 Austin Powers. He has made some duds (Cat in the Hat is unwatchable)...
I will be the first to admit that if you watch his old SNL skits and all of his funny comedies, you will see the same shtick and jokes over and over again...
But.......BUT, the movies still make me laugh. If they wanted to make an Austin Powers 4, I'd be all for it. Even though it's been a long time,
I have been a fan of Mike Myers since Wayne's World. I know I'm in the minority but I like both Wayne's World and all 3 Austin Powers. He has made some duds (Cat in the Hat is unwatchable)...
I will be the first to admit that if you watch his old SNL skits and all of his funny comedies, you will see the same shtick and jokes over and over again...
But.......BUT, the movies still make me laugh. If they wanted to make an Austin Powers 4, I'd be all for it. Even though it's been a long time, I'd be open to another Wayne's World movie. I wouldn't mind finding out what Wayne and Garth have been up to!!!
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10:11AM on 12/13/2011
ugh Austin Powers 4 should never happen. Its been too long i think hes prolly too old to be in another Austin Powers
ugh Austin Powers 4 should never happen. Its been too long i think hes prolly too old to be in another Austin Powers
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9:31AM on 12/13/2011

damn

while i love the idea, i hate the fact that i won't be able to actually watch it and will only have to guess about it through the cast recording. like so many other musicals.
while i love the idea, i hate the fact that i won't be able to actually watch it and will only have to guess about it through the cast recording. like so many other musicals.
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7:15AM on 12/13/2011
well the movies had full dance numbers, so I suppose this isn't too far fetched. could be cool.
well the movies had full dance numbers, so I suppose this isn't too far fetched. could be cool.
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5:19AM on 12/13/2011
This Austin Powers musical might or might not work.
On one hand, as the article indicates, the franchise just needs to re-invigorate itself. Surely, Myers can find more satirical and dirty jokes to tell. Music is something different. The stage is something different.
On the other hand, the Austin Powers story has played itself out in many ways. The character is no longer new and quirky. The films' clever lines are now tired. And, we fans worry that Myers merely milks a cash cow. He had a
This Austin Powers musical might or might not work.
On one hand, as the article indicates, the franchise just needs to re-invigorate itself. Surely, Myers can find more satirical and dirty jokes to tell. Music is something different. The stage is something different.
On the other hand, the Austin Powers story has played itself out in many ways. The character is no longer new and quirky. The films' clever lines are now tired. And, we fans worry that Myers merely milks a cash cow. He had a plethora of characters on SNL; he can be creative.
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