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8 items from 2011


Mike Myers 'Interested' In 'Austin Powers' Sequel

15 August 2011 8:24 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

Reports that Myers had signed a deal for the follow-up to 'Goldmember' are contradicted by Deadline New York.

By Terri Schwartz

Mike Myers

Photo: Lee Celano/Afp

Oh behave, "Austin Powers" fans, because a sequel might not be in the works just yet.

News broke over the weekend that Mike Myers was "signed, sealed, delivered" for "Austin Powers 4," the long-awaited follow-up to 2002's "Goldmember." HitFix confirmed that Myers had signed a deal to return to the franchise, but now Deadline New York is reporting otherwise. The entertainment website is saying that, despite Myers' interest in the project, no deal has been signed yet.

Apparently all that's happened is that Myers has expressed interest in a proposal for the movie that New Line presented six months ago, and it's not a full-blown deal. The project had seemingly fallen by the wayside after Myers' 2008 flick "The Love Guru" tanked at the box office, »

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Mike Myers Plans Fourth "Austin Powers"

13 August 2011 1:17 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Mike Myers has signed on for a fourth film in the "Austin Powers" comedy franchise reports Hitfix.

A few years ago Myers and his regular 'Powers' scribe cohort Michael McCullers were said to be working on a script that focuses on the character of Dr. Evil rather than Powers himself and would again feature Seth Green as Evil's son, Scott.

No word if they're starting over from scratch with this version. »

- Garth Franklin

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Mike Myers Signs for Austin Powers 4

12 August 2011 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

It's been a few years since we last heard about any development on a fourth entry in the Austin Powers franchise, but HitFix is now reporting that Mike Myers has just signed on for the comedy sequel. In 2008 it was said that Myers was drafting Austin Powers 4 with Michael McCullers, who teamed with the comedy star for all three previous entries. The focus was to be on the character of Dr. Evil rather than Powers himself and would again feature Seth Green as Evil's son, Scott. Whether this element will carry over to the latest iteration of the project remains to be seen. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery was released in 1997 and was followed by two sequels, The Spy Who Shagged Me in 1999 and Goldmember in 2002. Outside of voicing the title character in »

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Fox Wants A ‘Father Knows Best’ Adaptation By Way Of ‘Baby Mama’ Helmer Michael McCullers

18 April 2011 7:04 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Back in the 1950s, as televisions began to populate more and more American homes, one show defined the “aura” of the period, that Eisenhower-fueled, white picket fence (key word there being white) sensibility people wanted to believe in. The show was Father Knows Best. Now Fox’s New Regency wants to bring it back, 21st century style. The company’s hired Michael McCullers, writer/director of Baby Mama, to tackle the project, which will be “a multi-generational story about a father of a suburban family with a modern parenting approach who’s thrown for a loop when his own father, with a different attitude, comes to live with them.” [L.A. Times]

It’s actually kind of disappointing news. McCullers hit a solid double with Baby Mama, which took on the surrogate parenting debate in a fresh, funny way. This adaptation feels about as tired as the Father Knows Best show feels today, »

- Dan Mecca

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Michael McCullers to Write and Direct Father Knows Best

17 April 2011 9:09 PM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Remember that 1950′s sitcom titled Father Knows Best? Well, if you do, then you’ll be happy to hear that a movie is coming and that Michael McCullers, Baby Mama helmer, will be in charge for directing the whole thing.

He will actually “update” the screenplay as well. With McCullers on board, we guess that this could be an interesting new version of the well-known story.

I’m sure you all know that Father Knows Best began as a radio program in 1949 and evolved into a television series that ran from 1954 to 1960, with Robert Young and Jane Wyatt in the leading roles. It was set in the typical Midwestern community of Springfield, where Jim Anderson was an agent for the General Insurance Company.

Every evening he would come home from work, take off his sport jacket, put on his comfortable sweater, and deal with the everyday problems of a growing family. »

- Fiona

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McCullers Directing "Father Knows Best"

15 April 2011 6:40 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Baby Mama" writer/director Michael McCullers has been hired to pen a new draft and direct an updated film version of 1950's sitcom "Father Knows Best" for Fox-based New Regency reports The Los Angeles Times.

The radio and later the TV series examined the emerging suburban middle class of the period and presented a Midwestern family of the time with a sagely insurance agent father and his loving housewife offering advice to their three kids. Subsequent shows have borrowed the mold but have used less idealized and more believable portrayals of the family dynamic as it has changed over time.

The film version, when first announced, was described as "a multi-generational story about a father of a suburban family with a modern parenting approach who's thrown for a loop when his own father, with a different attitude, comes to live with them".

McCullers is an SNL veteran who also penned »

- Garth Franklin

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Michael McCullers Directing Father Knows Best

15 April 2011 3:54 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox New Regency is developing a new take on 1950's sitcom Father Knows Best for the big screen, and has set Baby Mama director Michael McCullers to write a new draft and direct the updated version of the comedy.

The project is described as a multi-generational story about a father of a suburban family with a modern parenting approach who's thrown for a loop when his own father, with a different attitude, comes to live with them.

The original Father Knows Best began as a radio program in 1949 and evolved into a television series that ran from 1954 to 1960, starring Robert Young and Jane Wyatt. The story centered on the Andersons, an idyllic family (two parents, three children) in which Dad, an insurance agent, patiently offers sage advice that nearly always helps his children.

No production date has been set. »

- MovieWeb

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Michael McCullers to Write Father Knows Best

14 April 2011 7:15 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

New Regency has a draft or two in the vault for a feature comedy based on the 1950s radio/television series Father Knows Best.  24 Frames reports the studio will bring on writer/director Michael McCullers (Baby Mama) to update the screenplay and direct the remake.  Intitial reports described the approach as "a multi-generational story about a father of a suburban family with a modern parenting approach who's thrown for a loop when his own father, with a different attitude, comes to live with them."  McCullers is a logical choice after demonstrating a penchant for parenting dynamics and Odd Couple comedy with Baby Mama.  McCullers is also credited on the Austin Powers sequels -- maybe he wrote the scenes between Dr. Evil and Scott? Father Knows Best started as a radio show about a wholesome Midwestern family that ran from 1949-1954.  The sitcom followed and produced 203 episodes from 1954-1960.  Watch the »

- Brendan Bettinger

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