I think Patty and Selma Bouvier just had simultaneous heart attacks. Television's most resourceful secret agent--Angus MacGyver--may be getting back into action on the big screen, if New Line Cinema gets its way. The production house is developing a movie-sized version of the 1980s action show MacGyver, says The Hollywood Reporter.
MacGyver aired on ABC from 1985 to 1992, and entered television legend after creating one of the most badass dudes ever to grace the small screen. MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson (Stargate SG-1), was a secret agent who preferred the use of brains over brawn; using his knowledge of science, MacGyver avoided sticky situations by creating extraordinary things out of ordinary objects (think Mr. Wizard meets James Bond).
New Line is reportedly looking to make the film more on the family-friendly and fun side, so don't expect to see the new MacGyver turn terrorist threats into a bloody mess with a few coat hangers and a case of rubber bands.
MacGyver has become part of pop culture, inspiring new words (MacGyver; verb: To use ingenuity to fix or remedy a problem using only the tools available at hand) and the very unfunny Saturday Night Live sketch MacGruber.
A-Team, MacGyver, even Thundercats are all in development to become feature films. What's next?