It may have been spoofed to hell and back by incoming comedy
, but New Line Cinema are planning on reviving
for the big screen.
Having announced the project in March 2009, the studio have finally hired a screenwriter in the form of Jason
The '80s TV show was a rave hit in its time, starring Richard Dean Anderson – and even made an animated cameo in an early episode of
(Patty and Selma are fans).
No word yet if
will be a straight-up adaptation that foregoes the tongue-in-cheek trappings of
Starsky & Hutch
et al, or if it will feature a new MacGyver (his son?) a la the now defunct (and rubbish)
, based on a
Saturday Night Live
sketch and starring Will Forte alongside Kristen Wiig (above), opens on 18 June.
Who would you like to see playing MacGyver?