Paramount Pictures has attached Mike Myers to star in “How to Survive a Robot Uprising.”
Pic will reteam Myers with producer Michael De Luca, who supervised production at New Line when Myers made his “Austin Powers” trilogy.
Comedy is based on a manual written by Daniel H. Wilson, a doctoral candidate at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon U.
Paramount bought the book last year and set “Reno 911” creators Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant to pen the script. Myers sparked to playing the lead character, a technical administrator who has the thankless job of sounding warnings against the growing presence of robots and researching ways to keep those robots from taking over. Studio has received notes from Myers on the Lennon and Garant draft.
Myers hasn’t firmly fixed on his next starring vehicle. He is simultaneously aligned to play Keith Moon, drummer of rock group the Who, in a biopic being mounted by Nigel Sinclair’s Spitfire Pictures, Who lead singer Roger Daltrey and Bill Gerber, and he is reprising his voicing duties for the title character in the third “Shrek” installment.