New Line to Make ‘MacGyver’ Film

Based on the 1980’s science-friendly adventure TV series.

New Line is set to develop MacGyver, the science-like adventure TV series from the 1980's, into a feature film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Raffaella De Laurentiis, daughter of Dino De Laurentiis, is producing through her Raffaella Prods. along with Martha De Laurentiis and series creator Lee Zlotoff.

MacGyver ran from 1985-92 on ABC and starred Richard Dean Anderson, later of Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate SG-1 fame, as an incredibly resourceful secret agent for the Phoenix Foundation who frequently would escape from dangerous situations with ingenious and lightning-quick engineering trickery.

Two telefilms starring Anderson aired in the years after the show's cancellation. The character eventually achieved enough cultural penetration to become a reference for anyone attempting to jury-rig a solution out of household items.

No writer is attached and no production date has been set.

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Comments (18)

  1. Shadow Of The Day

    I agree with shelley.

    6 years agoby @asifFlag

  2. menjr

    this is my first post here. and as a macgyver fan most of my life i have to say if not Richard Dean Anderson as Mac i would like Jared Padelecki from Supernatural. he played young macgyver in a pilot and did pretty good. plus they would need to have Murdoc in the movie too. but please no Starsky and Hutch treatment.

    6 years agoby @menjrFlag

  3. -comrade-

    The Starsky and Hutch treatment sounds cool.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  4. killahmovieisbak

    i like owen wilson for this 2 now that u mention it

    6 years agoby @killahmovieisbakFlag

  5. jonquest

    Eh... I don't hate this idea... not exactly loving it either. I loved MacGyver as a kid, but watching the shows now... wow, they are CHEEZY. We'll have to see where this goes. I think I'd rather see a MacGruber movie.

    6 years agoby @jonquestFlag

  6. Blackened_Nineteen

    That's great news. McGyver was a really good show. With good leading actor this can be a very entertaining movie. That man once used a candlestick as a electric shock for bringing back to life a person. :D

    6 years agoby @blackened-nineteenFlag

  7. FrancisVonAntero

    If Mac doesnt have a mullet, I wont watch it :D

    6 years agoby @francisvonanteroFlag

  8. Diaigma

    Alright! Make bombs with cell phone wires and chewing gum. GO!!! :P

    6 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  9. systemof9191

    macguyer f*ckled that old fart

    6 years agoby @systemof9191Flag

  10. systemof9191

    f*ckFUCKf*ckFUCKf*ckFUCKf*ckFUCK no NO no NO no NO no NO no NO no NO no NO

    6 years agoby @systemof9191Flag

  11. Brian


    6 years agoby @brianFlag

  12. Shelley

    If Richard Dean Anderson is not MacGyver, I have no interest.

    6 years agoby @shelleyFlag

  13. ed_wood

    This could actually be good.

    6 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  14. The Kwisatz Haderach

    No one can pull of the classy mullet of MacGyver like Richard Dean Anderson!
    I use to watch this show all the time with my dad. sounds great, it could be good

    6 years agoby @the-kwisatz-haderachFlag

  15. Mmm_mmm

    i heard this is extremely low budget.

    they are going to film the entire thing with two toothbrushes, floss, a light bulb, and Clive Owen.

    6 years agoby @mmm-mmmFlag

  16. Radimus-83

    To answer your question comrade,... WHY NOT?

    I think this is a hilarious idea.Maybe do it in a spoof like Starksy and Hutch. I also think Owen Wilson would be great for it!!

    6 years agoby @radimus-83Flag

  17. kennse7en

    Yeah the reference! we used that word until now.

    if somethings broken and fixed. "I just MacGyver it"

    6 years agoby @kennse7enFlag

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