News Blitz – Powers 4, Star Wars, and The Jetsons to name a few

Mike Myers Prepping Austin Powers 4

Credit: MTV

MTV is reporting that Mike Myers is prepping a fourth installment to the “Austin Powers” saga.

“We’re developing a fourth [movie], entirely from Dr. Evil’s point of view,” Myers said. “That is part of what I’ve been doing in the last little while.”

Of when Austin Powers 4 will begin production, Myers will start filming The Love Guru in August and continue to work on the Dr. Evil pic in his spare time.

Rodriguez Choosing Jetsons or Lost?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed a rumor at that director Robert Rodriguez is in talks to direct a live-action feature version of futuristic 1960s cartoon The Jetsons for Warner Bros. Pictures, being produced by Denise Di Novi and Donald De Line.

At the same time, Rodriguez has met with Will Ferrell and Universal executive for helming duties on Land of the Lost, based on the 1970s Sid and Marty Krofft fantasy TV series to which Ferrell is attached to star.

The Reporter adds that Jetsons has the edge because its script, whose latest draft is by Adam Goldberg (Fanboys), is further along.

Two More Star Wars Movies Coming?

Source: Fox411

Fox411’s Roger Friedman talked to George Lucas at the all-star Time magazine dinner and got some interesting sound bites from the Indiana Jones 4 executive producer.

Lucas says that Sean Connery still hasn’t signed on, but his character, Indy’s dad, is in the script. Other than that, his lips are sealed.

When talking the future of Star Wars Lucas said he will make two more live-action films based in the “Star Wars” universe as well.

“But they won’t have members of the Skywalker family as characters,” he said. “They will be other people of that milieu.”

The two extra films will also be made for TV and probably be an hour long each. But, like “Clone Wars,” Lucas doesn’t know where on TV they will land.

There she blows!!
Screen Gems Buys Disaster Pic Spoof

Source: Variety

Screen Gems has acquired Armageddagain: The Day Before Tomorrow, a spoof from director Robert Moniot, based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Travis Oates.

Variety says the studio has picked up North American rights to the film, which sends up disaster pics ranging from Armageddon and Independence Day to Transformers and The Bourne Ultimatum. (Hmmm, guess neither has seen Poseidon, Volacano, or anything else made before 1996.)

Production is expected to begin in August for release next year.