MacGyver movie: good idea or bad idea?

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?

VIDEO: Watch more MacGyver videos here! That means more of that awesome mullet!

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I for one would like to see a movie made about Mcgyver. I thought it was a great show when it was on network tv. I say go for it!
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It's RDA or never!
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It would be great!.I just hope they stick to the original concept of MacGyver and don't overdo the effects that the real ingenuity of the hero doesn't shine anymore, after all it's Mac's wits that captured his fans in the first place.I'm begging the producers to give justice to the original series.Otherwise, let us remember him as he was, a skillful, witty and humble hero with guts.I'll be looking forward on watching it on the big screen!
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I agree Michelle.
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DO IT !!
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MacGyver was great! Once the no-talent writers and low-budget seeking studios heads that are now in Hollywood get their hands on the remake, it will join the list of mediocre shows that now end up on cable networks like the Sigh-Fi Channel.



PLEASE DON'T DO IT, MR. ANDERSON!
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I love watching MacGyver, and i hope they do have RDA back doing MacGyver. After all there is only one MacGyver... who knows in the moive that the top brass (goverment) might ask Mac to come out of retierment cause his son Sam got him self into a sticky situation and turns out that an old enemy from Mac day(80's) got Sam. now that would be a great moive if that ever happen.... or even do MacGyver/Stargate cross over where Mac and Jack are cousins(That would be sweet)...oh and Mac hair do was called a mulet on the 80's
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It would be a great story with a better special efects than the used in the series... :D
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I think it can be awesome if the cast and script will be well chosen. I really looking forward for it.
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it would have to be a really good story for this to work out, of course there are some loyal fans who just love the idea and no doubt they'd go to the movies right away... but for the rest of the people it would have to be a really catchy storyline
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I'm more surprised that this hasn't already been done. I'll keep an open mind, but will have sea-level low expectations.
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If they take time to write a good script, wich follows up where the original series left of, I think this can really be a good thing...

Like when whe meet Mac, In his new life, again needing to team up again with Pete and Jack, to get rid of "the bad guys" again.

I only hope, that they don't want to overdo it with too much SFX, like in the first eps of the new Knight Rider... This show could be more promising when they cut back on the SFX I think...

I'm very curious and will be watching out for this ;-)
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Part of what drives the existence of movies like this is a saleable name. Its easier to push "It's a big screen version of old show X" than "We have this new concept for a family friendly secret agent film...."
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I DID USE watch Macgyver long time go okays great kind cant be sure the will do right now bomb it is great kind cant be sure the will do right with put back on there yes is real vote put back okays but okays dont want okays like MACGYVERokays movie long time go yes it real okays the all said it true okays think about it is my stoy jumborobinson mc
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Uh, can I go lock myself up in my room now? Let me list a few things... Charlie's Angels, Get Smart, Starsky and Hutch, Wild Wild West... If you do not see a pattern, I don't think you saw the same things I did.
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It is all in the appeal of the cast in this case. Getting original cast from the series would be the best.
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The writers any more seriously seriously need to get out there and read some original stories and get some real ideas! Why do they continue to want to ruin classics?! Wild Wild West was stupid, Wil Smith a black man would never have been allowed near a president much less secret service! Dukes of Hazzard refused to even watch it it looked way to stupid and looked like it ruined the original series. Brady Bunch Movies stupid! stupid! and more stupid! Please Please Don't ruin this show too! If you want to do a new movie of Macgyver Fine, Great, Terrific wonderful idea only if Richard Dean Anderson is Macgyver! Otherwise leave well enough alone!

Is making new movies out of old TV shows or old movies the only thing Hollywood can do? Why if you insist on things like this can't you remake old classic movie that are in Black and white or early years of color? Leave old tv shows well enough alone!

But yeah if this is a movie with out Richard Dean Anderson in the title role I won't be watching it.
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as long as they keep the bon jovi hair
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Oh god, must they ruin all the classics?? And i agree with others commenting: RDA *is* MacGuyver. Perhaps if Hollywood had a better track record of making movies based on old shows i'd be less horrified. I will be so miserable about it if i have to add another show to the ones i have to mention along with the phrase "the original, not the crappy new movie".
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Richard Dean Anderson is MacGyver. So unless he is cast I'm not even goin to try and watch this.
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Why are they making movie of a early 90's shows now? Are coming back now that why TVLand is show and NickatNite shows all the old shows can wacth anytime we want. I would not go to it! I watch it on Saturday Night Live every Saturday nights.
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could be good...
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Considering what production houses put into even family friendly movies, I don't see how they could do justice to the concepts the embody the idea of MacGyver. Ahh, Mac what will they do to you.
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I love Richard Dean Anderson if he was in it, it could be great!!
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It was just a matter of time...
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It seems that TV adaptations into movies have been all the rage over the last few years. Most have been awful so you can forgive me if I am a little worried about this one. I loved MacGyver when it was on the tube so for that reason I will give it a chance and I have my fingers crossed that RDA will make a cameo!
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I loved the show and I still watch it when I can. But live it alone. The original is the best it can get. And RDA is MacGyver. I don't want a new one.

Writers really have no new ideas? Look at Knight Rider what they have done with classic '80 show. This new show is way below the standard of the original.
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Okay, did I say SyFy was the most ridiculous thing I've heard? This is right up there with it! Ugh!
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Okay if this can come back when does The Facts of Life, Square Pegs, White Shadow and Dynasty come back?
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You've got to be kidding me....There has to be something better to remake than this crap.
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Richard Dean ANderson is the ONLY MacGyver.. and I wouldn't see anyone take that role but him..

But I wouldn't be surprised if Zac Efron or Robert Pattingson (the twiligt dude) took the role instead..

RDA PLZ!
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I'd love to see this back as a feature film. I still miss the series.
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MacGruber is funny! It is after all made by The Lonely Island
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I liked MacGrubber but I liked O'Neill more.

From SG-1

[Ba'al calls SG base, O'Neill arrives late to tease him]

O'Neill: I was having a little brunch.

Ba'al[ominous]: Insolence!

O'Neill: Tuna.
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Might be good. Will be interesting to see who they cast
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omg i bet zac going to play him ewww any way to answer the whats next question i bet He Man..
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IT IS A VERY GOOD IDEA TO MAKE ANOTHER MOVIE OF MacGYVER HE IS SO CUTE AND A VERY GOOD ACTOR
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i am blame SNL for this
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A MacGyver movie is a great idea. I really hope Richard Dean Anderson can get in shape, lose some weight and color his hair. Without him, I'm not interested. If he is too old, than let's give him a son. Indiana Jones got one too.
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Richard Dean Anderson or no way
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Lol i clicked on this page to leave a comment saying that it'd have to be Richard Dean Anderson playing it, otherwise it would suck - but everyone already said it :)
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Richard Dean Anderson better be playing MacGyver or there's nowhere in Hell that I'll go to see this.
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I would only see this movie if Richard Dean Anderson is MacGyver. It's not MacGyer without him. Period.
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MacGyver is no MacGyver without RDA. RDA is MacGyver, so no way you can make a good MacGyver movie without RDA!
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What does "family friendly" mean in this context? MacGyver already hated guns. If it means they're turning it into a comedy, count me out. Also, I don't know if it will work without RDA as Angus.
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I think it'll rock! As long as Richard is on board, everything will be good! Go MacGyver Movie!

Not so sure about A-Team though...
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terrible. we're not in the 80's anymore.
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I guess nothing is holy anymore...
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Oh God. First they totally ridicule Charlie's Angels, then Starsky and Hutch and now this? No, thank you.
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Great news with MacGyver!
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McGyver IS Richard Dean!If I see someone else I'll be extremely disappointed...
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