When Danger is your middle name, life isn’t always swinging and parties. Not when you’re one of the greatest spies alive and the fate of the free world, and of those you love, rests in your hands.
This fan-made trailer, which we first came across at EW, was edited together by Ryan Shukis, whose YouTube channel is full of these fun, re-cut, reimagined trailers (we told you in February about his modern trailer for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory). In this entry, he used the haunting “Star Fusion” from the Star Trek Beyond trailer and footage from all three Austin Powers movies to turn Mike Myers‘ parody series into a serious, thrilling spy saga… albeit one that still has female robots shooting bullets from their bras.
For Shukis’ gritty version of Austin Powers he borrowed the casting choices from the great opening sequence of Goldmember, imagining Tom Cruise in the role of the brave but troubled spy (with all of the same daddy issues seen in that third flick), and Kevin Spacey as the ruthless Dr. Evil, in a movie directed by Sam Mendes, based on the novel by Dean Koontz.
Losing 30 years of life in service to your country only to learn you still don’t have the respect of your father and hero, would make for a dynamic and fascinating leading man, especially a spy who has the burden of saving the world on him, so it’s not crazy to thin of Austin Powers in a serious role.
So long as he had a change of wardrobe that is. And maybe fewer fembots.
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