'Austin Powers' Musical and Possible Fourth Movie Still in the Works

'Austin Powers' Musical and Possible Fourth Movie Still in the Works

Dec 13, 2011

Book of Mormon co-director Casey Nicholaw is in talks to direct an Austin Powers stage musical, which is being written by the international man of mystery himself, Mike Myers. The theatrical production will act as a prequel to the screen versions that appeared in the late '90s and ended in 2002 with Goldmember.

Myers will set the spy spoof tale in 1960's London, revealing how the cheeky British agent found his mojo. It doesn't seem like a far stretch for Powers to hit the stage considering the musical montages featured in each movie and Myers love of song. He had a musical stint on SNL as Garth Algar's other half, Wayne Campbell. The actor also plays in the band Ming Tea — whose songs were featured in the first Austin Powers film — alongside Bangles' vocalist Susanna Hoffs and power pop rocker Matthew Sweet. You can expect to hear famed composer Burt Bacharach's work in the upcoming production as well as Elvis Costello.

Myers is also supposedly still developing a fourth installment in the comedy movie series, but no other news has surfaced yet. Are you anxious to see where the swinging James Bond parody will go from here, or did you retire the polyester for good after the last go-round?

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