We’ve been told that Mike Myers is currently writing “Austin Powers 4″, but then we were told he wasn’t. Now we’re being told that he’s currently writing “Austin Powers 4″ again, this time from Nikki Finke over at Deadline Hollywood Daily. She quotes no sources, but being that DHD is pretty much plugged into the Hollywood system the way a Comic Con geek is plugged into his virginity, we’re going to believe what she tells us, including what the fourth movie would be about. In a word: Doctor Evil and Scott Evil.
More from DHD on the plot of AP4:
As Myers has previously said, this fourth installment of the super spy spoof movie series will focus on Austin’s arch-villain Dr. Evil, who was based on Blofeld of the Bond films. But what hasn’t been known is that the AP4 plot is really about Dr. Evil and his son (introduced already as Scott Evil, played by Seth Green). Myers is penning his idea with Baby Mama’s Mike McCullers, who collaborated with Myers on Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers 3: Goldmember.
So why is Myers going back to “Austin Powers”? One word: “The Love Guru stunk up the joint.” Okay, more than one word. The film bombed at the box office and was brutally reviewed by just about everyone who saw it. Mike Myers needs a hit to wash away the stink of “Guru’s” dead carcass, and what better way to do that than go back to his most successful character? Word is, New Line Cinema is practically falling over themselves to give Myers money to make this thing.