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As MacGruber hits theaters, MacGyver film heats up

05.21.2010

Remember that mostly ludicrous lawsuit filed by the creator of "MacGyver" claiming that MACGRUBER was copyright infringement? It never slowed down MACGRUBER and it doesn't look like it'll slow down MACGYVER either. With MACGRUBER hitting theaters today, New Line is looking to breathe new life into the MACGYVER movie, hiring Jason Richman to write the feature script.

Richman wrote the horrible BAD COMPANY, a movie I think even Jerry Bruckheimer would admit was a misstep, and BANGKOK DANGEROUS, a movie that even Nicolas Cage would admit was ridiculous. Perhaps inspired a little bit by the parody, producers want to keep MACGYVER action-heavy but still light-hearted fun.

I guess the question I would ask is whether anyone short of Patty and Selma are really all that interested in a MACGYVER movie. Perhaps in a world where MACGRUBER didn't exist, the movie might make sense, but Richard Dean Anderson himself was in a "MacGruber" sketch so maybe it's just time to let the classic character die.

Extra Tidbit: The actual "MacGyver" theme song has nothing on MACGRUBER.
Source: THR

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10:15AM on 05/23/2010
I would like to see a MacGyver movie because the parody movie, doesnt do the real MacGyver justice. I think MacGyver fans would welcome a live action movie, with Richard Dean Anderson...but I would rather a different director, maybe.
I would like to see a MacGyver movie because the parody movie, doesnt do the real MacGyver justice. I think MacGyver fans would welcome a live action movie, with Richard Dean Anderson...but I would rather a different director, maybe.
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2:04PM on 05/22/2010
Too little, too late. Hell, I think MacGruber came 15 years too late, so this has definitely passed.
Too little, too late. Hell, I think MacGruber came 15 years too late, so this has definitely passed.
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6:39PM on 05/21/2010
MacGruber beat MacGyver to the punch. I agree with 'The_Soloist'; it would be hard to take it seriously. I would love a MacGyver film, but it would need to be punched up to a mega action film level, Arnold style.
MacGruber beat MacGyver to the punch. I agree with 'The_Soloist'; it would be hard to take it seriously. I would love a MacGyver film, but it would need to be punched up to a mega action film level, Arnold style.
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12:30PM on 05/21/2010
no.....just no. After seeing MacGruber, I don't think I could take MacGyver movie seriously.
no.....just no. After seeing MacGruber, I don't think I could take MacGyver movie seriously.
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6:38PM on 05/21/2010
...but you took the MacGruber movie seriously, right?
...but you took the MacGruber movie seriously, right?
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