MacGyver is Coming to the Big Screen!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter March 16, 2009
The Hollywood Reporter says that New Line Cinema is bringing MacGyver to the big screen.
Raffaella De Laurentiis, daughter of Dino De Laurentiis, is producing through her Raffaella Productions along with Martha De Laurentiis and series creator Lee Zlotoff. Dino De Laurentiis is executive producing.
"MacGyver" ran on ABC from 1985-92. Richard Dean Anderson, later of "Stargate: Atlantis" and "SG-1" fame, starred as an incredibly resourceful secret agent for the Phoenix Foundation who frequently would escape from dangerous situations with ingenious and lightning-quick engineering trickery.
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.
If somehow Richard Dean Anderson and original producer Henry Winkler are involved somehow, I'll be able to sleep better. But why not a movie w/ RDA? He's still young and kickin'! Not to mention a number of former supporting characters are still doing well and/or have gone on to be celebrities (Cuba Gooding Jr. just to name one).
Thanks, but those vids won't stream outside the U.S. I'll take a look on Youtube...
Good luck finding them on Youtube. NBC usually pulls all the SNL sketches off of there. And I hate NBC's website. Even here in Canada we can't view the SNL sketches on their site, we used to be able to but not anymore.
If you can find the sketch that had Shia Labeouf in it, that one is hilarious. They were spoofing Indy 4 a little bit by having MacGruber finding out he has a son. The son turns out to be gay.
Couldn't find that one, but they have this thingy...
HAHAHA! I completely missed that one. I haven't seen Richard Dean Anderson anywhere lately, all I got to say is, holy crap he's aged. Maybe they could do a big family reunion MacGruber and bring back Shia for an appearance.