“Macgyver” was one of my favorite TV shows of all time. I was pretty obsessed with the show when I was a kid. It was pretty addicting and loved it too much. I plan on re-watching this show on Netflix soon ’cause the show is streamable, I believe. Well, New Line, is moving forward on the “Macgyver”, big screen movie, and horror film director, James Wan, is in talks to direct. James Wan, is mostly known for doing horror films but looks like he wants to do something different for a change. It’s not yet know if Richard Dean Anderson, the star of the TV, will return as Macgyver for the movie version, but there are hopes. I hope Richard will say yes, to reprising his role. That would be great if he came back.
Although, it wouldn’t surprise me if the movie version will have a different actor playing the Macgyver character, much like, “The A-Team” movie having different actors. I hope they don’t go down that direction, but all we can do is cross our fingers and pray if, Richard Dean Anderson, will return. That will be amazing if he did. I’m all for him coming back as this character.
It was only a matter of time. I have kind of predicted that a potential legal war would be coming by the “Macgyver” TV creator against SNL who created “Macgruber”. “Macgruber” is a comedy skit created by SNL parodying “Macgyver”.
There’s a guy named Pinche Taco who claims Lee Zlotoff the creator of the “Macgyver” TV series plans on suing the studios of the “Macgruber” movie in hopes of shutting it down and asking for damages. The reason is Zlotoff is working on bringing “Macgyver” the 80’s iconic TV show to the big screen, with Richard Dean Anderson possibly reprising his role as the iconic TV character.
You think SNL would get permission and the authorized rights to make a parody of “Macgyver” right? If what Pinche Taco says is true, I honestly hope they shut the “Macgruber” movie down. This “Macgruber” character is giving Richard Dean Anderson a bad name, and it would ruin the “Macgyver” movie.
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It is coming to the big screen, “MacGyver” fans! New Line cinema has just greenlighted, the classic TV series that once starred, Richard Dean Anderson, as the famous fictional character, “MacGyver”. Raffaella De Laurentiis is producer, and her father, Dino De Laurentiis, is executive producing. No director and no script writer has been hired yet for the pic.
There is no talks on whether or not Richard Dean Anderson would reprise his famous character for the big screen version of, “Macguyver” although, he once said he would love to play the character again for the movie version.
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I’ve said it once before and will say it again. No Richard Dean Anderson as MacGyver, I will not see it. They need to bring Richard back. If he’s not back, the film will fail in the box office, big time. Who will want to see Will Forte take over the role if Richard isn’t down?
Since several months back, it was reported that “Macgyver” TV show creator Lee David Zlotoff won the rights to make the series into a major motion picture for the big screen, in this article, Richard Dean Anderson the current star of “Stargate SG-1” seems to be game in reprising his role as Macgyver again, not for the TV screen, but for the big screen in theater. Of course, Richard Dean Anderson was at Comic Con to promote “Stargate Continuum”.
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I’m pretty happy that Richard Dean Anderson is still game for playing the role!
Come on Hollywood! Get the “Macgyver” movie in the works ’cause we all know it will dominate box office!
No one else could play Macgyver but Richard Dean Anderson, the role belongs to him!
Announced today at Maker Faire 2008, the MacGyver creator and (real life inspiration of the character) Lee David Zlotoff revealed he has a big budget MacGyver movie in the works that is for sure to be a major blockbuster motion picture.
Zlotoff won the rights for the Macgyver film years ago so he could have full control of the film. Zlotoff is now finally getting the ball rolling on the film however, he is still keeping plans of this film under wraps for now.
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As long as they have Richard Dean Anderson back as MacGyver, I will go see it. If they have another guy play the character, forget it.
To my understanding, Richard Dean Anderson is still currently playing in “Stargate SG-1” aired exclusively on the Sci-FI Channel, if he’s still capable of acting, I’m sure he’s still capable of playing MacGyver.
Having someone else play MacGyver would be travesty and the Macgyver movie would bomb without him for sure. This was one of my favorite TV shows ever made, I loved Macgyver.
PLEASE BRING BACK RICHARD!