Universal is suing Mike Myers
, claiming he walked away from a legal commitment to make a film based on his Saturday Night Live
Dieter character. However, Reuters reports, Myers says he is shocked at the lawsuit and that he balked at making the Dieter film because "the script was unworkable. I cannot in good conscience accept $20 million and cheat moviegoers who pay their hard-earned money to see my work by making a movie with an unacceptable script," he said in a statement.