"Walter Mitty" Remake is Back On -- With Mike Myers

Hollywood has been trying to produce a "Walter Mitty" remake for what seems like a decade now. And now it's finally moving forward with Mike Myers.

The project, previously a Paramount property and now one owned by Fox, will be a remake of the 1947 Danny Kaye comedy "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." No word yet on who'll be directing, but former "Simpsons" scribe Jay Kogen is handling the adaptation duties. Variety indicates that the new producers "are starting from scratch with a version that will be specifically tailored for Myers." Which means ... fat suits and funny accents, I suppose.

Based on a short story by James Thurber, "Walter Mitty" is about a comic book writer who imagines himself in all sorts of adventures. Filmmakers who were, at one point, allllmost attached to the remake include Jim Carrey, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Owen Wilson, and Mark Waters.

In related Myers news, it looks like the guy wants to mount another "Austin Powers" comedy, this one told from the perspective of Dr. Evil.

Source: Variety

Comments

Sputnik99

sputnik 99

Maybe Mr. Mitty needs to spice up his adventures...

If they can get permission to use both Marvel and DC comic characters in this movie somehow, THAT would be incredible.

Roger Rabbit combined Disney and WB. It can be done.

May 24 - 10:49 AM

Unbreakable Samurai

Unbreakable Samurai

I remember Carrey talking about this, it would have been better with him.

May 24 - 11:49 AM

JUDGE DREDD

idle one kenobi

Agreed^^ Carrey would have been awsome! I like Mike myers but hes a bit of a try hard! Austin Powers was awsome and cool but Myers trys too hard and ends up going overboard and not being as funny.

Carrey needs another Ace Ventura flick if you ask me, too many serious films with him lately.
Carrey in a film where he plays other characters, He OWNs that genre!

May 24 - 06:45 PM

phill01

First Last

REMAKE!!!

May 24 - 10:11 PM

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