Mike Myers is attached to long-in-the works remake of the 1947 Danny Kaye classic “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” at 20th Century Fox.
The story centers on a quintessential daydreamer whose vivid imagination allows him to escape from the mundane constraints of his ordinary life. This latest incarnation is penned by “Frasier” & “The Simpsons” writer-producer Jay Kogen and is still being produced by Samuel Goldwyn Jr. The new script will start from scratch.
Mark Waters was previously attached to direct and Owen Wilson to star back in late 2005 over at Paramount, but that version (which Goldwyn was also set to produce) stalled. Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Chuck Russell have been attached to various version over the years.
Myers begin work on his next film “The Love Guru” in August.