For no reason other than a strong belief that all remnants of Danny Kaye should stay buried six feet under, last summer’s news about Owen Wilson planning to star in a new version of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty seemed like a dreadful prospect. Which is why yesterday’s Reuters report that the Mitty project has gone into turnaround feels like a very good thing. Mark Waters (Just Like Heaven, Mean Girls) was to have directed; the screenwriter is/was Richard LaGravanese (The Horse Whisperer). The inability to find an actress to fill the Virginia Mayo role “seems to have been the main reason for the project’s collapse,” said one report…although Scarlett Johansson had been mentioned as a lead contender, blah, blah. Doesn’t matter — dead is (hopefully…please!) dead.