(May 24, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA) If you’ve been wondering what Mike Myers has been up to lately… in terms of his career the answer could have been Not Much. Since 2010, a long time ago in a world that seems to update itself every few seconds, Myers has been lending his voice to a short string of Shrek movies, including Shrek Forever, Scared Shrekless and Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular. Other than popping on on SNL, the only thing fans could look forward to was the rumoured but yet-to-start Austin Powers 4.
Finally, today, Highland Film Group announced today that Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Star Trek Into Darkness), Max Irons (The Riot Club, Alone in Berlin, The White Queen), Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Kick-Ass) and Mike Myers have joined the cast of Vaughn Stein’s anticipated noir thriller, Terminal, starring Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad).
Terminal, which will start production in Hungary, was also written by Vaughn Stein and tells the story of two hit-men (Fletcher and Irons) as they embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer and a high paycheck. Along the way, the unlikely pair come across a dynamic woman named Annie, (Robbie) that may be more involved than they had originally suspected.
Pegg will next appear in Paramount Picture’s Star Trek Beyond, while Irons will soon be seen in ITV’s Tutankhamun. Fletcher will next be seen in Eddie the Eagle for Twentieth Century Fox, and Mike Myers is creating a series for HBO.
Highland Film Group (HFG) is handling international sales. David Barron of BeaglePug (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Legend of Tarzan) Molly Hassell (Braven, The Trust) and HFG’s Arianne Fraser will produce alongside Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Sophia Kerr and Margot Robbie under their LuckyChap Entertainment banner. HFG arranged financing with Ingenious Media, RuYi Media and Miscellaneous Entertainment. Executive producers are John Jencks, D. Todd Shepherd, Joe Simpson, George Waud, Shelley Madison, Charles Auty, Simon Williams, Delphine Perrier and Henry Winterstern.
The Highland Film Group slate includes: Jon Avnet’s Three Christs starring Richard Gere; Scott Mann’s action-packed thriller Final Score, which will begin filming this summer at West Ham United’s Upton Park Stadium in London; Lin Oeding’s thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa; Kevin Connolly’s Gotti starring John Travolta; Steven C. Miller’s Southern Fury with Nicolas Cage and Marauders starring Bruce Willis; the Brewer Brothers’ The Trust starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood; and Osgood Perkins’ The Blackcoat’s Daughter starring Emma Roberts, which had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, and was acquired by A24.
No completion date or release dates have been announced.