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Friday, 21 April 2017 08:49

Why Mike Myers Had To Completely Rewrite Wayne's World 2 At The Last Minute

Written by  Cinemablend

The Wayne's World movies are such ridiculous fun to watch, one could easily assume they were equally fun to make. However, it turns out the sequel was a lot more stressful to produce, as the film had to be completely rewritten with little time to spare.

According to a new biography of former studio chief Sherry Lansing, she had to force Mike Myers to rewrite the entire film movie because his original script was based on another movie, but Paramount didn't have the rights to the underlying source.

The information comes from the upcoming biography of Sherry Lansing entitled Leading Lady (via The Hollywood Reporter). According to the story, Mike Myers had always wanted to base a Wayne's World script on a 1940's British comedy called Passport to Pimlico. According to producer Lorne Michaels, Myers believed that Paramount knew this and had obtained the rights so that he could do it. However, this wasn't the case. When Lansing discovered what happened, things got a little...let's go with heated. Lansing apparently laid into Mike Myers in a meeting, threatening him and all his worldly possessions. According to the book, she said...

We'll sue you. We'll take your fucking house.

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