You’d be surprised how many creations you can make out of your standard household seven season long Richard Dean Anderson vehicle. Yes, the Great 2010s MacGyver revival (MacGyval?) not only includes a TV remake of the action-adventure series, but now a film adaptation as well.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed on Friday that his studio has plans to bring MacGyver to the big screen in a move that’s certain to confuse people who were super high when they watched MacGruber. Details about what to expect from the film seem to be in short supply, but there is confirmation that the show’s creator Lee David Zlotoff is coming aboard to produce the cinematic adaptation along with Hollywood bigwig Neal H. Moritz.
Depending on how you feel about reboots, this past week has been a pretty interesting ride for fans of Patty and Selma Bouvier’s favorite television program. The aforementioned TV reboot of the show scored a formal pilot order a few days back with Furious 7 helmer James Wan still attached to direct and serve as an executive producer. TV remakes are always a tricky proposition, but CBS (the network calling for the redo) has seen success with properties like Hawaii Five-0 so they have good reason to be optimistic.
Seeing as the Super Bowl is just around the corner, let’s cap this update off with one of the last times we saw MacGyver on TV, shall we?