Fourth ‘Austin Powers’ flick remains international film of mystery
Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 01:08
It’s been 10 years since fans have seen Austin Powers on the big screen, and although it’s likely not the last time, it may be a while before the beloved British spy makes a comeback.
Mike Myers, the multi-role star of the hit trilogy, sealed the deal with New Line Cinema for a fourth installment last year, serving not only in the lead role, but also as producer and screenwriter. At that time, Screenrant.com reported we can expect to see the movie released in 2013.
However, since then, nothing more has been done to create the film.
Director of all three movies, Jay Roach, told MTV News that he and Myers talk frequently and have been bouncing around ideas for the fourth movie since the release of "Goldmember."
"We’ve been talking about it for 10 years off and on, saying, ‘What about this idea? What about that idea?’ I think when he feels he’s cracked it, it’ll happen, and I’m there," Roach said.
Roach first teamed up with the Canadian actor in 1997, when the two worked together on the first Austin Powers ("International Man of Mystery").
Since the last film "Goldmember" was released in 2002, the pair have gone their separate ways. Roach began directing political dramas for HBO, while Myers made a shift to animated movies with the "Shrek" series.
One rumor for the fourth Austin Powers is a spin-off of the series, focusing on everyone’s favorite villain, Doctor Evil, and his son, Scotty, played by Seth Green.
"I love Austin, but I also love Dr. Evil. Hopefully Dr. Evil and Mini-Me will re-emerge, too. We’ve always talked about how great it would be to have a Doctor Evil spin-off," Roach said, seeming to confirm that he would be on board with such a production. "It has always been kind of a ‘when it’s exactly right, that’s when it will take off.’"
Rest assured, when Roach and Myers decide that the time is right for another groovy adventure, it will not disappoint.