MacGyver: Big Screen Movie Re-Make of Iconic 80s TV Show Planned

March 16, 2009

(ChattahBox)—New Line Cinema, recently announced a new project is in the works for a big screen adaptation of the popular 80s TV show, Macgyver. The beloved TV series, with secret agent Angus MacGyver, fighting worldwide bad guys with his trusty pocket knife, a roll of duct tape and ingenuity, ran for seven years from 1985-92. The show became an instant hit and propelled the likeable character into a cultural iconic figure. The term “MacGyver” has since gone on to be used for any common-sense problem solving, especially if using duct tape and a paper clip. Actor, Richard Dean Anderson, played Macgyver and now enjoys success in the popular Sci Fi Channel’s SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis.

Original series creator, Lee Zlotoff is said to be on board with producer, Raffaella De Laurentiis and Co. The producers hope to stay true to the fun 80s innocence of the original series, while updating it in a modern setting. Young male fans of the original series, were known to try to duplicate many of MacGyver’s delightfully nerdy stunts/escapades. One of the most popular MacGyver stunts: dumping an egg in a leaky car radiator to plug it up, was actually suggested by a young fan.

We here at ChattahBox want to hear from you: Write in with your votes for the best actor to play MacGyver. Perhaps the talented, yet sexy, yet sensitive, Jake Gyllenhall, maybe? Bad-boy actor, Colin Farrel? Let’s hear from you! Please no Orlando Bloom votes (meh). We will post the top ten vote getters.



5 Responses to “MacGyver: Big Screen Movie Re-Make of Iconic 80s TV Show Planned”

  1. Sue on March 16th, 2009 8:31 pm

    I vote for Wentworth Miller or Jake Gyllenhaal to play MacGyver. Colin Farrell? NO, thank you.

  2. MacGroovey on March 18th, 2009 5:17 pm

    THOMAS JANE as MacGyver
    JACK BLACK as Jack Dalton
    BILLY BOYD as Murdoc

  3. Sue on March 18th, 2009 5:26 pm

    Thanks for your vote! Keep them coming.


  4. Howard on May 22nd, 2009 6:18 am

    I would opt for Jeffrey Donovan as Macgyver. His character is pretty similar in Burn Notice so I think he would pull it off pretty well even though he looks nothing like the original Macgyver.

  5. Lori on July 1st, 2009 1:43 am

    There will never ever ever ever be another MacGyver than Richard Dean Anderson. Sorry guys but Richard Dean Anderson is the only MacGyver out there. However, if I were to guess to who I think could maybe play MacGyver’s son, I’d say MAYBE Chris Evans. He is kinda cute and I could imagine him doing MacGyver stuff.

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