RUMOR: Big Screen Adaption Of MACGYVER TV Series Has A Director!

The hit 80's action/adventure TV series has long been rumored to receive the big screen treatment. It looks like this project may be real after all, as a director has now possibly been tapped to helm Mac's feature film outing. Click the link for details!

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By mgeoff88 - 11/3/2012


The hugely-popular 80's TV show has been long said to receive an outing on the big screen. A couple of days ago it was announced that New Line Cinema has hired Australian director James Wan(Saw, Insidious) to helm Mac's first big screen adventure. This doesn't come as a surprise to me as "MacGyver" has gained recent popularity: Cloo TV network re-aring the entire series, Netflix instant streaming(I became a fan of this great show, watched the entire series and even the TV movies!), unofficial webisodes(car marketing campaign), and a five-issue comic book mini-series.

The director has work mostly based in the horror genre of film. James Wan has stated that he was a big fan of the show growing up, which should be a huge relief to fans. Even the creator of "MacGyver" himself, Lee David Zlotoff, liked James Wan's take on the extremely resourceful secret agent --

His vision for the film sounds almost identical to mine so I’m excited.


Those are the kinds of things you want to hear with a project like this! The big question on every fan's mind is, will Richard Dean Anderson reprise his role as MacGyver? If they are taking ques from the comic book, the answer would be no. And if they plan this as a trilogy(spanning years and years), I don't think Richard Dean Anderson would be up for it. I would personally love for him to come back! I just can't imagine anyone else playing Mac!

If the role is recast... at least show respect to Richard and have him be involved with the movie in some capacity. I stated this as a rumor in the headline, because I couldn't find this news reported anywhere else, which is very odd that a story this big wouldn't be picked up by other sites. So take this with a grain of salt as you would with all rumors.

And yes, "MacGyver" is now officially a comic book property:


This actually isn't the final cover used, only a concept, but the nods to the show's intro(watch video below) are great easter eggs for fans.

For anyone feeling nostalgic:



How do you feel about the director? Do you think if Richard Dean Anderson isn't playing MacGyver, should they even bother? Sound off in the comments section below.
Source: MacGyver Online
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DioFoRio - 11/3/2012, 11:33 PM
was just talking bout ole Mac the other day
XxComablackxX1937 - 11/3/2012, 11:38 PM
Screw this we want ''Bio-Booster Armor Guyver'' Reboot!!!

The 2 American films were a disgrace to source material, an with Today's technology it would be awesome as hell!
TerminatorMode - 11/3/2012, 11:45 PM
richard dean anderson or not, the more important question is whether the mullet will return

if done with the heart of the original series, it could make for a great movie
bhorwith22 - 11/3/2012, 11:50 PM
I don't know about MacGuyer, but I would love to keep seeing Richard Dean Anderson as Jack O'Neill, if you know what I mean.
mgeoff88 - 11/4/2012, 1:40 AM
@Dionysios Nice! Nobody does it like MacGyver.

@XxComablackxX1937@NorcalDanceMochine Lol! Guyver is awesome, but this is Mac-Gyver!

The first movie had Mark Hamill in it, so that's something. The sequel had David Hayter(Solid Snake) playing Guyver.

I think a new live-action Guyver movie would kick ass though!

@TerminatorMode I know, right? MacGyver had the only mullet that works, party in the front and party in the back.

Business in the front and party in the back is half-assing it as far as mullets go. :P

@bhorwith I thought he was great on SG-1 as well, but I prefer him as MacGyver personally. He pretty much played himself as Mac.

He worked very closely with the creator and the show's writers/producers, and they liked that he put so much of himself in the character. Which made him more real and groundbreaking; not very many action heroes refuse to use firearms no matter what the situation. That was unheard of during the 80's!

@Netman0007 I agree! If you're are in the US, check out this schedule: http://www.cloo.com/schedule/?q=MacGyver

The entire series is also available on Netflix instant streaming. As much as I hate to admit it, you're right about it not being as great as the TV Show. The best thing we could hope for, is that it honors the TV series and doesn't give it a bad name.

To be honest, I would love to see a MacGyver video game be developed. RDA could voice Mac without there being any problem.
blvdnoise - 11/4/2012, 1:48 AM
Very not interested in this..
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/4/2012, 3:05 AM
jessepostal - 11/4/2012, 5:04 AM
I think Macgyver is the reason duct
Tape and Afro teching is so popular :)
mgeoff88 - 11/4/2012, 6:18 AM
@blvdnoise This could possibly be a rumor, so we'll see what happens.

@AlexDeLarge Murdoc is to MacGyver what Lex Luthor is to Superman. :P

@grif [frick] YEAH! You tell 'em!

@jesspostal Don't forget Swiss Army knives. ;P
DioFoRio - 11/4/2012, 7:46 AM
thirteen comments one thumb? come on dudes thumb this bitch up
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/4/2012, 12:22 PM
mgeoff88@ definitely
JonasWepeel - 11/4/2012, 7:12 PM
@Dionysios

Yup. Also, you know Gainesville???

mgeoff88 - 11/4/2012, 7:18 PM
@HalloweenJack I've heard some news about a Quantam Leap movie. This is over two years old and Scott Bakula won't be involved apparently...

http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/scifi/quantum-leap-movie-ditching-scott-bakula.html

@Dionysios Ha ha, thanks man! The fact this could be a rumor is probably why people aren't too excited.

Also, many TV shows that were adapted to the big screen haven't had the best track record... Charlie's Angels, The A-Team, Miami Vice, etc.

I don't blame people for being lukewarm towards news like this. If there is a chance RDA could reprise his role as MacGyver though, that's something to be excited about!
dracula - 11/6/2012, 4:24 PM
once this is made it will be legendary now they just need knight rider

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