Source: Risky Business
While MacGruber steals his pop-culture thunder momentarily, Warner Bros and New Line are not so quietly developing a feature film based on the character that Will Forte has made relevant again. That's right folks: Risky Business reports that a MacGyver movie is on the way.
Jason Richman, who has worked on films like Black Hawk Down and Bad Company, has been hired by the studio to write the script. Raffaella De Laurentiis is producing through her Raffaella Productions along with Martha De Laurentiis and series creator Lee Zlotoff. Dino De Laurentiis is executive producing.
MacGyver was a science-oriented adventure series that ran from 1985-92 on ABC. Richard Dean Anderson starred as an incredibly resourceful secret agent for the Phoenix Foundation who frequently would escape from dangerous situations with ingenious and lightning-quick engineering trickery.
It's no surprise that interest has been renewed in the character. MacGruber is tracking very well and the reviews are coming in surprisingly positive (read our's here), which is all the motivation a major movie studio needs to greenlight a project with a pre-sold audience like MacGyver has. In addition, we've lately seen a great deal of throwback to the products of yesteryear, from the Land of the Lost to this summers The A-Team, which means that a Golden Girls prequel could very well be next.