Set 'em up and knock 'em down! Hollywood's return to the halls of the '80s media continues, and this time, it wants to bring back the most resourceful secret agent we've ever known.
The Hollywood Reporter posts that New Line is reviving MacGyver and throwing him into the big-budget action of a feature film. There's no writer or director attached yet, but this is looking to be a De Laurentiis love child -- Raffaella is producing with Martha (and series creator Lee Zlotoff), while Dino steps in as executive producer.
New Line's Richard Brener says: "We think we're a stick of chewing gum, a paper clip and an A-list writer away from a global franchise," and I'm inclined to agree. The premise has everything needed to make a loud and exciting action fest, with brains to keep it from being too stupid (while still being ridiculous!). And think about it -- these days, the world has so many more toys that MacGyver can amp up with his Swiss Army knife. The possibilities are endless!
But cinema magic will only happen if they find the right man. Is it the electrical genius of the man known as Silent Bob? He has been labelled better than MacGyver. A heart-throbish Brad Pitt? Who else can make a coffin into a jet ski? Share your MacGyver casting ideas below!