Even MacGyverâ€™s incredible skills with everyday objects canâ€™t help him avoid his ultimate fate â€“ being sucked into New Lineâ€™s remake maw.
Yes, thatâ€™s right, after years of rumours, â€˜80s action adventure series MacGyver â€“ which made Richard Dean Anderson a mulletted star and the lust object for Patti and Selma on The Simpsons â€“ is getting the big screen treatment.
For those who are too young to remember, or missed out on the awesome power of the Mac, the series saw Andersonâ€™s secret agent heading out on missions for the Phoenix Foundation.
Without fail, heâ€™d get into some scrape or trouble and have to figure a way out, usually by utilising items â€“ from pencils to chewing gum â€“ to escape or foil his enemiesâ€™ plans.
Now Raffaella De Laurentiis â€“ Dinoâ€™s daughter (heâ€™s on board too) â€“ is looking for a writer and a killer concept that will modernise the story while keeping its pop cultural roots intact.
MacGyver has become such a common concept that itâ€™s entered the language and been spoofed many times.
Will Forte does a great take on the show with the SNL sketches MacGruber, which Anderson recently visited. Weâ€™re hoping he gets a cameo in the film.
"We think we're a stick of chewing gum, a paper clip and an A-list writer away from a global franchise," New Line's Richard Brener tells The Hollywood Reporter. Ahahahaaa! Arenâ€™t you funny, with the reference to Macâ€™s trademark talents?
If you mess this up, we will cut you.
[Source: THR ]
MacGyver as a movie. Come on â€˜80s TV fansâ€¦ can it work?