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"MacGyver" Movie in the Works

Posted: March 16th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"MacGyver" Movie in the WorksSubmit Comment
New Line Cinema is currently planning to develop a feature film based on the popular "MacGyver" TV show that ran from 1985-1992 on ABC.

"MacGyver" was a science-oriented adventure series that starred Richard Dean Anderson ("Stargate: Atlantis") as an incredibly resourceful secret agent for the Phoenix Foundation who frequently would escape from dangerous situations with ingenious and lightning-quick engineering trickery.

Two telefilms starring Anderson aired in the years after the show's cancellation. The character eventually achieved enough cultural penetration to become a reference for anyone attempting to jury-rig a solution out of household items. "Saturday Night Live" took the concept to the next level with its spoofs "MacGruber," starring Will Forte.

No writer is attached, but the studio hopes to find a script that can acknowledge how the concept has staked a place into pop culture yet still makes for a serious and fun adventure movie.

"We think we're a stick of chewing gum, a paper clip and an A-list writer away from a global franchise," said New Line's Richard Brener.

Source: THR


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Moviemaker writes:
on March 16th, 2009 at 5:17:52 AM

No Richard Dean Anderson = no MacGyver movie! Nuff said.
Post_Man_87 writes:
on March 16th, 2009 at 5:26:38 AM

This sounds Gayer then Aids
Psyched writes:
on March 16th, 2009 at 7:51:28 AM

I said it about Ironman when it was first discussed and I'll say it about MacGyver, this has the potential of being a huge hit. The writer is correct, MacGyver is entrenched in the minds of people 35 and over... those younger will just have to wait and see what the big deal is.
i3u7n5 writes:
on March 16th, 2009 at 11:30:12 AM

MACGRUBER!
coldplayesence writes:
on March 16th, 2009 at 12:25:33 PM

They'll do a comedy, right? RIGHT??
defiant1 writes:
on March 16th, 2009 at 1:07:05 PM

I'd see it, especially if RDA has some kind of a role in it. I like how they reference him in Atlantis and not SG1 in the second paragraph.
NuclearWessels writes:
on March 16th, 2009 at 3:04:12 PM

i3u7n5, did you see RDA in the McGruber skits in the SNL with The Rock?
Gunslinger writes:
on March 16th, 2009 at 10:16:32 PM

And they're somehow gonna film it with a can of shaving cream, a paperclip, and a Rubik's Cube.
rzmsauce writes:
on March 16th, 2009 at 10:37:23 PM

Psyched - 03/16/2009 (07:51:28) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I said it about Ironman when it was first discussed and I'll say it about MacGyver, this has the potential of being a huge hit. The writer is correct, MacGyver is entrenched in the minds of people 35 and over... those younger will just have to wait and see what the big deal is. Dude, Im 30 and watched Macgyver every night when it was on originally before reruns, so you dont have to be that old.
ubergrease writes:
on March 17th, 2009 at 1:17:13 PM

hey, Psyched, what do you mean younger than 35 have to wait?? I'm 22 and I remember watchin McGyver all the time with my aunt as a young'n. Good times.
usualclerk writes:
on March 18th, 2009 at 5:33:38 PM

How is NLC working on this when they folded into WB last year?

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