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MacGyver Film In the Works?

timothy posted more than 5 years ago | from the humbly-beg-for-qi-shu-in-some-role dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Looks like everyone's favorite Swiss Army knife-wielding action hero may be making an appearance on the big screen. The original series creator has announced plans are in the works for a MacGyver film. Serious questions abound: Will Richard Dean Anderson reprise the role? Will filming and editing somehow be done only using a paperclip, duct-tape, and TV remote?" And who, if not Anderson, would you want to play MacGyver?

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Duh! (5, Funny)

Strange Ranger (454494) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293388)

And who, if not Anderson, would you want to play MacGyver?

Me!

(You insensitive clod.)

Re:Duh! (1, Insightful)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293510)

You took my comment. Now I can't say that without being labeled Redundant. Although it would make sense for the Hollywood types to choose somebody from the Slashdot crowd. From Wikipedia:

The series revolved around Angus MacGyver (known to his friends as MacGyver or "Mac") who favors brain over brawn in order to solve desperate problems.
So yes choosing somebody from the Slashdot crowd would be appropriate. No real acting necessary if they want realism.

Re:Duh! (5, Insightful)

Reality Master 101 (179095) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293534)

So yes choosing somebody from the Slashdot crowd would be appropriate.

Well, with the difference being that MacGyver was knowledgeable and intelligent. The typical Slashdotter only thinks they're knowledgeable and intelligent.

Re:Duh! (1)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293644)

Hahaha. I suppose there is some amount of truth in that statement (and I take it to be more sarcastic than a real opinion [Hint to the mods not to Troll-label your post]). It really does depend on what you mean by "typical" though. It seems like most registered Slashdotters don't post (or at least not often), so it would be hard to make an accurate claim. There are some here that post quite frequently (almost daily), and those people seem to have intelligence (even if I disagree with their opinions), or at least enough intelligence to realize that they can avoid posting obviously stupid things and get away with it without being at -1 Karma. So I would argue that the regular poster are more intelligent than your average human (they have learned how to argue and communicate with a more educated and yes at times hostile crowd). I know I have increased my communication skills since I was here.

Best regards,

UTW

Re:Duh! (5, Interesting)

Strange Ranger (454494) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293656)

The typical Slashdotter only thinks they're knowledgeable and intelligent.

Looking at the list of "MacGyverisms" [concentric.net],
he was often just as misguided.

I often wished some of his trickery would backfire uproariously. A self-spoof once in awhile can be fun. With the added excitement that there's no foregone conclusion that the trick will work.

Re:Duh! (4, Funny)

RobertM1968 (951074) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293714)

So yes choosing somebody from the Slashdot crowd would be appropriate.

Well, with the difference being that MacGyver was knowledgeable and intelligent. The typical Slashdotter only thinks they're knowledgeable and intelligent.

I would have modded you "Insightful" - but then I realized that (being a "typical Slashdotter") you are referring to me as well - and I know I think I'm knowledgeable and intelligent!!! ;-)

Re:Duh! (4, Insightful)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293858)

It's ironic. As of this point in space-time the GP does have an Insightful moderation. It is also ironic that I very often get Insightful ratings (and appropriately IMHO) even though I don't (and never did) consider myself (very) knowledgeable and intelligent. It's a matter of degree.

I have always found that there is so much to know (on any one topic, much less IT itself which is a HUGE matter which most amateurs and 'civilians' take for granted). I have for example spent lots of time and money formally studying 'IT' and everyday I am still learning something knew. I don't consider myself an expert and will never claim to be (on Slashdot or on my resumes). Claiming to be "knowledgeable and intelligent" is (to me) arrogance. As I've stated, it is a matter of degree and perspective.

Re:Duh! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23293910)

The obvious problems being:

A) "The Slashdot crowd" wrote the Wikipedia article so that it reflects what they want MacGyver to be, a reflection of who they think they are
B) "The Slashdot crowd" doesn't actually have a lot of brains
C) Most of "The Slashdot crowd" is ugly. And I mean regular ugly, not movie ugly

Re:Duh! (1)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293944)

Everybody who posts in Slashdot and complains about Slashdot seems to be a regular reader of Slashdot (and yes a poster and complainer about Slashdot).

Well if you don't like it here...
Time better spent elsewhere.

Re:Duh! (1)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294086)

So some Slashdot moderator with a callous sense of humour rated my post redundant. Go figure!

In some ways I like the perverse sense of humour, in other ways I hope the meta-moderators damn you to oblivion.

Re:Duh! (5, Insightful)

Eudial (590661) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293848)

And who, if not Anderson, would you want to play MacGyver?

Me!

  (You insensitive clod.)
You are aware that the role calls for a mullet, no? It's all in the mullet. You can't be MacGyver without it.

Re:Duh! (1)

LoadWB (592248) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294070)

You insensitive clod... you beat me to the mullet. heheh I was watching the DVDs a while back, first time in years, and it suddenly hit me, as well as the disbelief that it had not already:

MacGyver had a mullet!!

But, of course, if anyone could pull it off, it would be MacGyver. Imagine SG-1 if Richard sported the MacGyver trademark. BOY HOWDY!

Re:Duh! (1)

mr100percent (57156) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294098)

I say we go with Neil Patrick Harris. He would lack some of Richard Dean Anderson's charm, but would make up for it because, he's NPH!

Re:Duh! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23294172)

"Richard Dean Anderson"... with the insistence on including the middle name you'd think he were a feminazi woman.

Must be the right person (2, Informative)

mikesd81 (518581) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293398)

There was a supposed to be a show a while back called Young MacGyver. I can't recall the actor, but the producers at least had someone cast. They can't run MacGyver by casting some moron like Ben Stiller or some other half bit comedian. AND definitely not Tom Cruise. Matt Damon maybe? Young Mac write up on imdb [imdb.com].

Re:Must be the right person (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23293522)

They can't run MacGyver by casting some moron like Ben Stiller or some other half bit comedian. AND definitely not Tom Cruise. Matt Damon maybe?
Assuming you mean "ruin".. MacGyver's not The Sopranos. It ain't art and there isn't much by the way of greatness to ruin, it was a cheeseball show and outside of Patty and Selma there's not a huge fan base. It would probably do harm to Tom Cruise or Matt Damon's career to play a serious MacGyver.

You probably had it right with Ben Stiller, because odds are this movie's going to be very tongue-in-cheek.

Re:Must be the right person (2, Funny)

Frosty Piss (770223) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293570)

Well, you said it right there. It's HOLLYWOOD. Tom Cruise it is. He's looking for a blockbuster action role to follow up his international acclaim with Lions for Lambs and Valkyrie. What better than MacGyver? He was born for it.

Re:Must be the right person (1)

mikesd81 (518581) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294064)

Tom Cruise is ruining his career. Even if MI:4 comes out, and Paramount wants to revive the M:I series, it won't be w/ Cruise [celebritymound.com]. I'm not sure anyone would cast him for this part.

Re:Must be the right person (2, Insightful)

sconeu (64226) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293650)

Damon would probably be good, except for one question...

How will he look in a mullet?

Re:Must be the right person (2, Interesting)

wellingj (1030460) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293764)

I think Hugh Jackman would be a better fit.

Re:Must be the right person (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23293958)

Oh good googley grief! Why don't you just say it, if you where female you would have Jackman's baby, but as it is you would be perficly happy with him unloading his manhood on your face.

Say it... You know you want it.

Re:Must be the right person (5, Interesting)

Ihmhi (1206036) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293850)

Matt Damon did excellent work in the espionage/underhanded sort of films like the Bourne Trilogy and the Oceans Trilogy. He also can pull off a good sense of humor as evidenced in the Ocean films and his cameo in Eurotrip (his rendition of the band's vocalist is STILL some of the funniest shit I've ever seen). He would make an excellent MacGyver.

The real question here is can he pull off a mullet?

Re:Must be the right person (5, Funny)

maxume (22995) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294158)

If you stapled it on, I'm pretty sure that he wouldn't be able to pull off the mullet.

Murdoch! (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23293418)

If Harrison Ford can do another Indiana Jones, RDA can do another MacGyver.

They need to bring back Murdoch as well and have it end in a fiery death sequence where Murdoch is shot 11 times, burned, drowned, run over by a semi, yet still lives on to battle Mac in a sequel!

Re:Murdoch! (2, Informative)

DavidTC (10147) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293496)

RDA, up until about four years ago, was on Stargate SG-1, a show that required more action work than MacGyver ever did. He was running around big fields and alien hallways firing guns at things, instead of messing around with chemicals in a closet.

Unless something has happened to him since then (Wasn't he just in the second SG-1 direct-to-video film?), he clearly can do the role of MacGyver.

Re:Murdoch! (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294180)

From his appearances on Atlantis it is apparent that he has been eating quite a lot of lunch since he left Stargate.

Are You Kidding? (4, Informative)

Skeetskeetskeet (906997) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293420)

If Harrison Ford can reprise Indy Jones at the age of 113 then dammit Richard Dean Anderson can play MacGyver!!!

Alternate Cast (5, Funny)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293426)

Rename the movie to MacGyver Brothers, and performed by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. Would love to see the extra-dvd content where they show how and where the movie they just acted was wrong.

Re:Alternate Cast (2, Insightful)

moderatorrater (1095745) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293740)

According to the legends, everything on MacGuyver could have been done, so why not have them show how it was right? In fact, have them make a mythbusters proving/disproving the movie anyway; it'll be a big boost to publicity for both shows.

Re:Alternate Cast (4, Informative)

rkcallaghan (858110) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293934)

moderratorrater wrote:

According to the legends, everything on MacGuyver could have been done, so why not have them show how it was right? In fact, have [Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage] make a mythbusters proving/disproving the movie anyway; it'll be a big boost to publicity for both shows.
The Mythbusters have already done a MacGyver episode [discovery.com]. Several of the myths were busted, though many of them did have an element of truth to them, they could not be performed nearly so bare bones as Mac did.

~Rebecca

Re:Alternate Cast (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23293964)

You beat me to it! I was going to suggest Adam Savage too. Jamie is smart - but I don't think he could act the part. At the very least, those guys should be advisors - they run a special effects house for the movie business anyway - but their advice on what is plausible and what would be laughably stupid would help to ground the series in the reality the original sadly lacked.

Whatever they decide (4, Funny)

TubeSteak (669689) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293430)

I hope they don't try to update the MacGuyver idea for the 21st century.
Keep that 80's feel, with the big hair and aviator glasses.

Re:Whatever they decide (5, Funny)

NotBornYesterday (1093817) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293494)

Dude, those are coming back, I just know it ...

Re:Whatever they decide (4, Insightful)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293508)

Dude, those are coming back, I just know it ...
I suppose anything's possible. I mean, chicks like those bug-eyed clown sunglasses now*, so mullets and aviator shades could always make a comeback.

* Who knows, maybe those actually are somehow cool, and I'm just getting old :P

Re:Whatever they decide (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23293592)

Who knows, maybe those actually are somehow cool, and I'm just getting old
No, they're just tacky. Unless you're trying to play I'm-so-tacky-I'm-cool, they do, in fact, make you look like a clown.

Re:Whatever they decide (1)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293628)

They wear 'em for a reason: large glasses play tricks with your eyes to make their bodies appear smaller in proportion to their head(and smaller in general).
In other words, big glasses make 'em appear bobbleheaded and doll-like.
Yet another atrocious fashion trend, almost as bad as their stuffing their jean-legs into their UGG boots, causing their legs to look all fat :P

Re:Whatever they decide (1)

upto0013 (1144677) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293952)

I don't know if you live in or have been to one of these "high-fashion" midwest cities, but I see at least two fashion mullets ever day ... in Minneapolis.

Re:Whatever they decide (3, Funny)

Gryle (933382) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294092)

Mullets and aviator shades could always make a comeback
Mullets can't make a comeback since they never went out of style to begin with.

If they changed starbuck, they can change McG (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23293432)

In this day and age, I'd be surprised if they didn't cast a woman on the role.

Imagine the PR value. Great role model for girls. Oh no, they are messing with my childhood again. She wears the pants in the inevitable romantic side plot. etc.

If they do, I hope they give the role to Amanda Tapping.

MacGyver feels dated (5, Insightful)

tangent3 (449222) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293450)

I've had the chance to watch a couple of MacGyver episodes recently and they feel dated.
At the same time, the Bourne series comes to my mind as a modern version of MacGyver.
So... Matt Damon as MacGyver?

Re:MacGyver feels dated (1)

tchuladdiass (174342) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293778)

I know what you mean about feeling dated. I watched an episode recently, and kept on thinking, Why doesn't he just grab his cell phone?

Re:MacGyver feels dated (1)

hardburn (141468) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293890)

Because it's not 24?

OTOH, Kiefer Sutherland might do well in the role, but I'd prefer to just bring RDA back. Strictly speaking, the plot doesn't require a lot of fast-moving action. Stargate was probably more stunt-intensive than MacGyver ever was.

Second Biggest Question: (1)

Bieeanda (961632) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293456)

Are they going to keep the voiceovers that 'explain' how Mac manages to do those incredibly unlikely things while he's puttering around with baling wire, twine and the trap-of-the-minute?

Re:Second Biggest Question: (1)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293666)

Haha, yeah right. If anything, the sequel will be dumbed down in the interest of "national security".

Nobody wants any lawsuits resulting from copycat stunts gone bad...and nobody wants to teach people how to do terroristy things
like this [cnn.com] or this [tripod.com].

Re:Second Biggest Question: (3, Interesting)

Taelron (1046946) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293724)

Actually there were numerous specials talking about how they did all the stuff in the show. Each of the "projects" were created and tried out first by Engineering College students from one of the Southern California Colleges (dont remember which one). It of it was real science... Though they always left out one or two steps in the show so you couldnt exactly duplicate it. Like the time he made a bomb by filing down the magnesium frame of a racing bike...

Likewise they will do the same thing again or use hollywood science... I'd prefer based of reality with a step or two omitted instead of mixing a soda with toothpaste to make a door lock eating agent. lol

Re:Second Biggest Question: (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23293954)

It wasn't a bomb. He filed down the bike and used the magnesium filings with rust to make thermite to gas axe open the back of an armoured car so the bad guys wouldn't use explosives to open it killing the guard inside.

He got it open. They killed the guard anyway.

It is so sad I remember all this :(

Someone is having writer's block (1)

nanospook (521118) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293500)

Just another example of the lack of imagination from a script writer. Hey, let's create a show about doctors! No wait! How about cops! Uhhhh, got too many of those? Well... fashion? Talent? Housewives? Bummer, all taken? *has another scotch* Oh I know, let's do something that's been done before! Man, I'm good! It sucks.. promote original for God's sake!

Re:Someone is having writer's block (1)

deft (253558) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293582)


You do realize we've all heard these complaints before, right?

but seriously, if you're going to complain about people doing stories on interesting professions, lives, etc, then you're in for a shitty entertainment experience going forward.

"Just another example of the lack of imagination from a script writer. Hey, let's create a show about doctors! No wait! How about cops! Uhhhh, got too many of those? Well... fashion? Talent? Housewives? Bummer, all taken? *has another scotch* Oh I know, let's do something that's been done before! Man, I'm good! It sucks.. promote original for God's sake!"

Re:Someone is having writer's block (1)

tloh (451585) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293640)

You know, I've never understood why they didn't take the idea behind MacGyver and run with it in the same way you've mentioned those show about all those other professionals. How come there has never been a show about engineers? As of late, CSI has been exceptional and unique in portraying folks trained in science who applying it in exciting ways to uncover mysteries and provide insights. But imagine telling the story of how "Spirit" and "Opportunity" were designed and following the drama of the Mars Exploration Rover from testing, construction, launch, en route, landing, and finally exploration of the red planet. There is a story worth telling behind amazingly beautiful pictures like this [nasa.gov] that are so familiar and identifiable by at the same time so utterly alien.

Re:Someone is having writer's block (2, Interesting)

friedo (112163) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293744)

Check out the HBO series From the Earth to the Moon. My favorite episode is the one that's told from the perspective of the boss engineer at Grumman when they were designing the LEM.

Re:Someone is having writer's block (1)

mikesd81 (518581) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294114)

Ever hear of Discovery channel? Or Science Channel? Or History/History International channels?

Re:Someone is having writer's block (1)

Paxtez (948813) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293662)

You're blaming the wrong people, the writers only write what they are told to by the producers. They are not responsible for the lack of imagination in movies/TV/video games/music these days.

But producers are only doing their job, and predict what people are going to like and pay for. They are not responsible for the lack of imagination in movies/TV/video games/music these days.

There is a enough 'original' out there, but people don't do original, people like safe. So instead of getting Primer/Firefly/Psychonauts/Too Many to List; we are stuck with Star Trek 11/Bionic Woman/Madden++;/Everything Else.

80's Mac, new actor (1, Interesting)

billlava (1270394) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293518)

I definitely agree that it should feel like the old '80s MacGyver. If they tried to make it modern and hip it would just be trash, but it would still make money just the same. As for who should play Mac... The one modern-day equivalent we've got - Keefer Sutherland!

Re:80's Mac, new actor (1)

eebra82 (907996) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293900)

I definitely agree that it should feel like the old '80s MacGyver.
You're basically saying that you don't want to see McGyver hacking Pentagon with a paper clip.

Why sombody else than Anderson? (2, Insightful)

32771 (906153) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293524)

He may look a bit grey now but that MacGyver movie could be done like Space Cowboys with Clint Eastwood.

Us eighties kids have become older too you know. I just discovered a grey hair a week ago, damn was I shocked.

Re:Why sombody else than Anderson? (5, Insightful)

rob1980 (941751) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293598)

Indeed, he's not even 60 yet. His shelf life for this role is a little longer than some other traditional action heroes because it depends on him looking smart, rather than looking tough. If they're gonna do this within the next 3-5 years, get Anderson.

Re:Why sombody else than Anderson? (1)

Jardine (398197) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294032)

Indeed, he's not even 60 yet. His shelf life for this role is a little longer than some other traditional action heroes because it depends on him looking smart, rather than looking tough. If they're gonna do this within the next 3-5 years, get Anderson.

He left Stargate SG-1 to retire (though he's been back a few times). Part of the reason he left is one of his knees is bad enough that he was having trouble performing simple stunts like jumping into a cockpit.

Re:Why sombody else than Anderson? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23293810)

A gray hair? Um, OK. I'm about the same age but I had gray hairs when in my teens. Everybody gets an odd gray hair at pretty much any age. One hair does not make one graying.

Christian Bale maybe? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23293526)

NT

Don't forget ... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23293548)

... to pay your $699 licensing fee you cock-smoking tea-baggers [twofo.co.uk].

Age an issue. (3, Interesting)

Maxo-Texas (864189) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293646)

The Macgyver character is a younger character unless we are making a movie about "Old Macgyver".

So it would need to be a younger actor.

The character is smart and a little light so you would need a younger actor who has a smart/little light persona or someone new.

And RDA has a certain way of talking that he carries through all his characters (sort of the, heck i'm just a country bumpkin (while really being quite smart)). Do you take that away and re-envision macgyver or do you keep it and come across like a poor imitation of RDA?

Re:Age an issue. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23293774)

Age never stopped Snake.

Re:Age an issue. (2, Insightful)

v1 (525388) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293782)

They also usually showed Macgyver being nimble and fast. That wouldn't be so believable in an older actor.

Re:Age an issue. (1)

Afecks (899057) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293932)

Actually, a retired bitter MacGyver called back into action wouldn't be too bad. I like how RDA's character in SG-1 was always a little cynical. MacGyver has to change with the times just like real people.

Re:Age an issue. (2, Interesting)

mikesd81 (518581) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294208)

What could work is if RDA took over for Pete Thornton's job (since Dana Elcar passed away 3 years ago) and possibly have Jared Padalecki play the new Mac (and by uncle, it RDA's Mac was an only child, HOWEVER, uncle sometimes can be a term used for a close friend of the family...) since he filmed a pilot for Young Mac in 03 [imdb.com]. He's probably off Summer time anyway between Supernatural seasons.

One of the original stooges (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23293660)

At least then making a harpoon cannon from a brass telescope would make sense. Though it still wouldn't work w/o that special Hollywood "magic".

McGyver: The Complete Idiot's Genius

Childhood Hero (1)

Andruil (971627) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293700)

Yes! MacGuyver is my childhood hero. I would prefer Richard Dean Anderson to play it regardless of age. Its just not the same without him as MacGuyver. Just like it wouldn't be the same without Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. I always thought it was cool how'd he'd craft all sorts of nifty inventions with just what he had on hand.

Re:Childhood Hero (5, Funny)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293754)

I always thought it was cool how'd he'd craft all sorts of nifty inventions with just what he had on hand.
Oh, yeah! That part usually got subsumed under the incredible plots and acting.

Re:Childhood Hero (1)

LoadWB (592248) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294082)

Gotta go along with this one. RDA is not looking as old as he is, so I think he could easily pull it off.

Although, I am concerned that his inventions will be limited to pulleys and other non-explosive, non-projectile type doohickeys since any of those could be a formula for a terrorist plot. Shyt, even a laser pointer can be a weapon any more. ::shakes head::

Mullet (1)

Nimey (114278) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293784)

Another serious question: will whomever plays MacGuyver have the correct mullet haircut?

Jim Carrey in a mullet..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23293788)

come on you were all thinking it!

I can't describe how much i hate that show now (1)

zymano (581466) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293830)

Most of the science on that show was phony.

I'd rather be save by someone with a leatherman than that stupid boyscout knife.

Swissarmy toy = corkscrew = LOL

Re:I can't describe how much i hate that show now (3, Informative)

mikesd81 (518581) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294150)

And a lot of the science behind what he does was proven plausible, just some extra steps had to be done in real life to make it actually work. Here [wikipedia.org].

Will Forte? (1)

Covener (32114) | more than 5 years ago | (#23293856)

Will Forte is up for the job... MacGruber!

Re:Will Forte? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23293892)

Will Forte is up for the job... MacGruber!
He's got ten inches of lovin' and he wants to give it to you..

thanks (0, Troll)

woods01 (1259134) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294028)

Thanks for another hollywood slashdot post. I can now remove the slashdot rss feed from my sites. Enough is enough is enough with the crap that isn't related to what Slashdot is suppose to be about. It's all hollywood propaganda now!

On a shoestring budget? (2, Funny)

Scrameustache (459504) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294044)

Insider reports suggest that the production is done with amateurish cameras and gerry-rigged equipment.

The pay is also rumored to be quite low, as a sound technician has been seen improvising a trap to catch small game in order to feed himself, using nothing more than a piece of wire from his equipment and a twig.

Hot air balloon? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23294060)

Curious, did any of you actually succeed in making the hot air balloon that MacGuyver made in one episode? It was two or three feet in diameter, made of paper or plastic or something and used an alcohol soaked cotton ball for the heat source. I tried making this five or six times from age 12 to 17 and have never succeeded. I don't think this has been done on Mythbusters yet either. Any success out there?

How Made (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294088)

It was filmed and developed using duct tape, eye-glasses, orange juice, shoe-polish, and paper-clips.
     

Anonymous Coward (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23294108)

How about Jet Li, Jackie Chan, or that fellow from Heroes?

In any case, let us have an Asian fellow play the part. Make up a story about the young fellow was adopted by a couple named "MacGyver." They sent him to MIT, Cal Tech, or UC Berkeley.

Let us have some realism to the story!

I am only kidding.

What About Kattee Sackhoff? (3, Funny)

reallocate (142797) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294110)

Well... the obvious thing to do is to pass the MacGyver torch to a kid and let Anderson, if he's inclined, play his father and/or boss.

And who says it has to be a guy? What about Katee Sackhoff??

But, seriously, I won't buy tickets unless Marge Simpson's sisters are in it.

He's not all that busy... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23294124)

If they can pull Harrison Ford out of mothballs to play Indy "one last time", there's no reason RDA can't pull his khakied ass off Stargate SG-1 to play the role that made him a household name.

What would Neil Patrick Harris do?

Who the hell cares about MacGyver? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23294144)

When are they making a movie version of The Greatest American Hero?

Or better yet, Tales of the Gold Monkey

Burn Notice (3, Interesting)

hack slash (1064002) | more than 5 years ago | (#23294164)

Has anyone else watched the 1st season of Burn Notice [imdb.com]? The main character is almost like a modern-day MacGyver, especially with his use of on-hand materials and with the voice-over narration of his MacGyveresque antics like RDA did in MacGyver. And just how many times can I say MacGyver in this MacGyver related post?

I think Jeffrey Donovan would make a half-decent MacGyver (damnit, I said it again).
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