Mike Myers Guru Prays To Schnabel

Marco Schnabel, who served as second unit director on the last “Austin Powers” film, will direct Mike Myers return to the bigscreen as the advice-dispensing Indian Guru Pitka.

Myers has been quietly practicing and honing the character of Pitka through a series of stages shows in New York City, appearing in an all-white robe and sporting a fake nose and beard. The story takes up as the eccentric guru is called in to solve a couple’s romantic troubles.

Myers penned the script with Graham Gordy and the hire of a director looks like the film is seriously moving forward for a start of shooting in August, followed by a Summer 2008 release reports Variety.

Despite lending voices to the “Shrek” films, Mike Myers last appearance on screen was 2003’s mostly CG animated “The Cat in the Hat”.