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Mike Meyers Wants To Make a New Austin Powers Film Told From Dr. Evil's Point of View

I really enjoyed the Austin Powers films that Mike Meyers made. They always managed to make me laugh. There's been talk of another sequel in the past. Mike Meyers even signed up for it back in 2011, but we have yet to see any kind of movement on it. If an Austin Powers 4 film does eventually get made though, Mike Meyers knows the direction that he'd like to take it. 

While talking to Entertainment Tonight, Meyers revealed that he would want the story to focus on Dr. Evil and be told from the villain's point of view.

"I would love to do a movie from Dr. Evil's perspective. So it would be Dr. Evil 1, Austin Powers 4, is how I would roll. Start the campaign, please. Thank you."

I'd be up for that! The fans love Dr. Evil so the fact that the next film could focus on that character would be great.
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Mike Myers wants to make Austin Powers 4 from Dr Evil’s perspective

Mike Myers has once again spoken about the possibility of a fourth Austin Powers movie, saying he’d like to tell a story from the perspective of the international man of mystery’s arch nemesis Dr Evil.

Speaking to Et at the premiere of heist thriller Terminal, Myers said he still hopes to add a fourth movie to the trilogy he completed in 2002.

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He said: “I would love to do a movie from Dr. Evil’s perspective. So it would be Dr Evil 1, Austin Powers 4, is how I would roll. Start the campaign, please. Thank you.”

Fans have been clamouring for a fourth film in the series ever since the release of the original trilogy, in which Myers played both the titular spy and his bald nemesis.

Myers reprised the villainous character for a
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Mike Myers Is Ready to Do Austin Powers 4, Wants It to Be Dr. Evil's Movie

Mike Myers Is Ready to Do Austin Powers 4, Wants It to Be Dr. Evil's Movie
It seems that Mike Myers is finally prepared to get Austin Powers 4 up and running, according to a new interview. Fans have been waiting nearly 20 years for a follow up to Goldmember and Myers, as well as director Jay Roach, have expressed interest in doing another Austin Powers movie ever since, but they have been waiting for everything to perfectly line up. Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the first film and both Mike Myers and Roach discussed that Austin Powers 4 was a strong possibility if they were able to find the right angle. It appears that they have found that right angle with Myers now revealing that they story will be told through the eyes of Dr. Evil.

Mike Myers is out promoting Terminal, which is his first live-action role since 2009's Inglorious Basterds. Myers has been asked about the possibility of an Austin Powers 4
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‘Swat: 24 Hours’ DVD Review

Stars: Tom Sizemore, Mischa Barton, Timothy Woodward Jr., Michael Paré, Marlon Young, Jeremy London, Said Faraj, Matt Cinquanta, Chris Jai Alex, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Jayde Rossi, Omid Zader, Kerry Knuppe, Catherine Fetsco | Written by Lauren De Normandie | Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr.

Swat: 24 Hours follows the Lapd, the FBI and an elite Swat Team as they try to stop a domestic terrorist from killing innocent hostages and destroying the city of Los Angeles with a biological weapon. With 24 hours left on the clock, the team must rely on their instincts and unique skill set to stop the attack and bring justice.

Not to be confused with Any of the films and/or TV shows of the same name, Swat: 24 Hours is a UK-retitling of the 2015 film Swat: Unit 877, which comes from writer, director and actor Timothy Woodward Jr. Not a name familiar to too many people, Woodward is probably
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South African Filmmaker Head-Butted by Giraffe Dies at 47

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Filmmaker Carlos Carvalho died after being head-butted by a giraffe while shooting a film in South Africa. He was 47.

“It is with a very sad heart that we have to announce the passing of Carlos Carvalho, one of our favourite Dop’s,” his film crew agency CallaCrew, announced on Facebook after his death Wednesday. ”Carlos was filming a feature at Glen Afric [sic] and had a fatal run in with a giraffe on set. He was flown to Milpark Hospital but succumbed to his injuries 20:50 last night.”

Carvalho was in South African filming in a game lodge when an attempt to get a close-up of a giraffe ended with the animal head-butting him, sending him flying, The Telegraph reported. He was transported to the Johannesburg hospital, where he died of massive head injuries.

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Drikus Van Der Merwe, a member of the film crew, told The Telegraph, “We started shooting close ups of its body and its feet. Then while Carlos was looking through the camera eyepiece Gerald [the giraffe] swung his neck and hit him against his head.”

He added, “It came out of nowhere and Carlos didn’t even see it coming. He wasn’t aware of the danger.”

Richard Brooker, whose family owns the Glen Africa Country Lodge, told The Telegraph that the giraffe will not be put down, as he “did nothing wrong.”

Among the films Carvalho worked on as a camera operator, cinematographer or director of photography are “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “Darkest Hour,” “Wonder Woman,” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”

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The Morning Watch: Mike Myers Pays Tribute to Verne Troyer, Adam Savage Builds ‘Blade Runner’ Blasters & More

The Morning Watch: Mike Myers Pays Tribute to Verne Troyer, Adam Savage Builds ‘Blade Runner’ Blasters & More
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, find out some things you maybe didn’t know […]

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Verne Troyer Gets Tearful Tribute from Austin Powers Co-Star Mike Myers

Verne Troyer Gets Tearful Tribute from Austin Powers Co-Star Mike Myers
Mike Myers appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and spoke about his late Austin Powers co-star Verne Troyer, stating that he "misses him." Troyer passed away on April 21st at the age of 49, shocking fans and his loved ones. Troyer had struggled with alcoholism and depression throughout his life and was taken to the hospital weeks before his death for alcohol poisoning. Mike Myers and Troyer worked together on two of the three Austin Powers movies, which skyrocketed both of their careers. Verne Troyer also worked again with Myers on 2008's The Love Guru.

Fighting back tears, Mike Myers told Jimmy Kimmel that was "the most amazing thing. Verne was a fantastic human being." Myers went on to talk about first noticing Troyer's size. Although he was only 2' 8", his family never treated him like he was any different than anyone else in the family and held him accountable for doing
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Mike Myers Remembers ‘Austin Powers’ Co-Star Verne Troyer: ‘I Miss Him’

Mike Myers Remembers ‘Austin Powers’ Co-Star Verne Troyer: ‘I Miss Him’
During his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Mike Myers recalled working with “Austin Powers” co-star Verne Troyer, who died on April 21.

With tears in his eyes, Myers told Kimmel that working with Troyer was “the most amazing thing. Verne was a fantastic human being.”

“Every day you see him, you go, ‘Wow that is a small human,'” he said. “But by the end of the day, you just saw Verne. It just sort of went away. He was part of the cast and fantastic. I miss him.”

Myers said he worked with Troyer for a long time, adding that he was “a great comedian.
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Mike Myers Remembers ‘Austin Powers’ Co-Star Verne Troyer: ‘I Miss Him’

Mike Myers Remembers ‘Austin Powers’ Co-Star Verne Troyer: ‘I Miss Him’
During his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Mike Myers recalled working with “Austin Powers” co-star Verne Troyer, who died on April 21.

With tears in his eyes, Myers told Kimmel that working with Troyer was “the most amazing thing. Verne was a fantastic human being.”

“Every day you see him, you go, ‘Wow that is a small human,'” he said. “But by the end of the day, you just saw Verne. It just sort of went away. He was part of the cast and fantastic. I miss him.”

Myers said he worked with Troyer for a long time, adding that he was “a great comedian.”

Myers and Troyer shared the screen in all three “Austin Powers” films, with Troyer starring as the iconic Mini-Me. They also appeared together in the 2008 comedy “The Love Guru.”

“As written, Mini-Me is almost a prop. But he brought it up off the page, better than written,
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Mike Myers Pays Tribute to Late 'Austin Powers' Co-Star Verne Troyer: "I Miss Him"

Mike Myers on Wednesday dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and among the topics discussed was the Austin Powers' actor late friend and co-star, Verne Troyer.

A somber Myers told the late-night host that he was blown away by the Mini-Me actor, who may have been small in stature, but was big in personality and in heart. Troyer died April 21 at the age of 49.

"Every day you see him, you go ‘Wow! That is a small human.’ But by the end of the day, you just saw Verne. It just sort of went away … He was...
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Mike Myers Remembers Austin Powers' Verne Troyer: "I Miss Him"

Mike Myers Remembers Austin Powers' Verne Troyer:
Less than two weeks after Verne Troyer's death, Mike Myers appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and remembered his late co-star. "Verne was a fantastic human being and—yeah," Myers said on Wednesday, pausing as if he were about to be overcome with emotion. The 54-year-old actor described the Mini-Me star as a "great physical comedian, a great dancer" and "just a fantastic guy." He also explained how Troyer took his role in the Austin Powers films to the next level. "As written, Mini-Me is like almost a prop," Myers explained, "but he brought it up off the page, made it better than written and we ended up giving him more and more stuff to do." ...
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Verne Troyer Death Certificate Reveals Final Destination of Remains

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TMZ has obtained a copy of Verne Troyer's death certificate ... and it reveals his family's plans for his remains. As we previously reported, Troyer died April 21 at a Los Angeles-area hospital. His death certificate shows Verne was cremated, and his remains will be sent to his home state of Michigan for interment. Verne's cause of death is listed as "deferred" pending further investigation. Toxicology testing has not been completed yet.    He was rushed to
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Podtalk: Verne Troyer in Memoriam, in Interview From 2012

Chicago – Verne Troyer will always be one of the more intriguing breakout celebrities of the last 20 years. Always and forever known as “Mini Me” in the Austin Powers series of films, he also endured stereotyping and the health difficulties associated with his diminutive size. Troyer died on April 21st, 2018, at the age of 49. The cause of his death remains unknown.

Verne Troyer, in Chicago, 2012

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Verne Troyer was born in Michigan, to a family of average-sized parents and siblings. His family has Amish roots, but he was raised outside of the fellowship. He moved to Texas when he was 21 years old, and was working for a phone company when he was connected to an entertainment placement service for smaller-sized people. That led to his first gig, as a stand-in/stunt person for the John Hughes film, “Baby’s Day Out” (1994). Five years later,
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Remembering Verne Troyer

Right at this moment it’s not hard to remember Verne Troyer since the image of Mini-Me is still fresh in the minds of many people, as are the instants on TV when he was seen playing himself or other various roles. How many people would know of the many other roles he played however? How many Potterphiles would know that he played the part of Griphook in the first movie? It’s not likely that a lot of his accomplishments were known by any but the most diligent fans and those that have had the chance to look now that Troyer

Remembering Verne Troyer
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Verne Troyer’s Death Ruled A “Possible Suicide”

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Actor Verne Troyer died at the age of 49 on April 21, the cause of his death has not be determined but is believed to be a “possible suicide.” The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office revealed that there were very high amounts of alcohol at the time of Troyer’s death. “He was admitted with a very […]

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Verne Troyer's Death 'Possible Suicide': 'Very High Level of Alcohol in His System,' Says Coroner

Verne Troyer's Death 'Possible Suicide': 'Very High Level of Alcohol in His System,' Says Coroner
Verne Troyer had a “very high” amount of alcohol in his system at the time of his death, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office tells People.

“He was admitted with a very high level of alcohol in his system,” says coroner spokesperson Ed Winter, who notes that the case was “reported as a possible suicide.”

Toxicology tests have been performed and the final results could take 4-6 weeks Winter explains, saying, “His case is deferred at this time pending additional tests.”

Troyer, best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers franchise, died Saturday at the age of 49.

“It
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Philip D’Antoni, ‘French Connection’ Producer, Dies at 89

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Philip D’Antoni, ‘French Connection’ Producer, Dies at 89
Philip D’Antoni, producer of the first R-Rated film to win the Oscar for Best Picture, “The French Connection,” died last week of kidney failure, according to his son-in-law, Mark Rathaus. He was 89.

D’Antoni made his name in the ’60s and ’70s as a producer of films with iconic car chases. In “French Connection,” New York detective Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle (Gene Hackman) chases down a subway train holding a wanted sniper with a stranger’s Pontiac. D’Antoni was also producer on the famous 1968 crime film “Bullitt,” which is known for a climactic car chase through the streets of San Francisco with Steve McQueen behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang.

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After those films, D’Antoni also served as producer on several more crime movies and TV shows, including ABC’s “Strike Force,” and the 1973 Roy Scheider film “The Seven-Ups,” the latter of which he also directed.

Like “Bullitt” and “French Connection,” “Seven-Ups” features a major car chase, with Bill Hickman getting chased by Scheider in a pursuit on the streets of New York in a pair of Pontiacs. In all three films, Hickman was involved as a stunt driver in the chase sequences.

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New Hollywood filmmaker William Friedkin, who directed “The French Connection,” honored his friend and collaborator on Twitter.

Phil D’Antoni. My friend and the great producer

Of The French Connection has died. May he Rest

In peace

– William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) April 23, 2018

D’Antoni is survived by his wife, five children, and nine grandchildren.

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'Mini-Me' Actor Verne Troyer's Alcohol Abuse Played a Big Role in His Death (Report)

So sad. Earlier this week, actor Verne Troyer — who is best known for his role as "Mini-Me" in the Austin Powers trilogy — died at just 49 years old. But now that an investigation is underway, more details about what led to his death have been revealed and alcohol had played a major part. Before he died on Saturday, April 21, Verne was in distress when he called 911 and he admitted that he had been experiencing suicidal thoughts, according to TMZ. After he was rushed to the hospital, doctors found that he had three times the .08 limit that is legal for driving a car. He became unresponsive so he was transferred to another hospital, but soon after his organs started failing. He was then placed on life support and he never recovered. Verne's team took to his official Instagram page to announce his death and to share a tribue to Verne's memory. "It
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Verne Troyer Suicidal with 3 Times Legal Limit of Alcohol

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Verne Troyer had 3 times the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he was rushed to the hospital and sources tell us he never recovered from it. Sources familiar with the death investigation tell TMZ, Verne told the 911 dispatcher and someone at the hospital he was suicidal when he called in distress ... with triple the .08 legal limit for driving. Our sources say when Verne was at the hospital he became unresponsive and was transferred
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