MacGyver

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Following the long line of 80’s and 90’s shows getting the reboot or reinterpretation CBS has cast Lucas Till as the title character for MacGyver. That show about a guy that can take the contents of your kitchen junk drawer and disarm a bomb, rig a smoke grenade, or perform emergency surgery in a canoe rafting down the Rio Grande. Till, best known as the X-Men’s Havoc in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, and the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. (more…)

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Get ready for the return of the action-hero whose biggest weapon is his brain. Iron Man? No, this guy doesn’t need a suit of armor to be a hero, he just uses whatever’s handy to get out of jams. Like that scene in Iron Man 3 where Tony goes to Home Depot and makes Christmas ornament grenades and a stun glove. Except in MacGyver‘s case, he could have made that $#!% with a paper clip, a toaster oven, and a packet of Kool-Aid. In case you didn’t grow up in the 80s, you will get a chance to behold the glory of MacGyver for yourself as CBS has ordered a pilot for a series reboot. (more…)

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Here’s another story about Hollywood’s creative bankruptcy, and while most of those stories are immediately offensive to the heart and mind, this one strikes even closer to home because it’s about MacGyver. Now you may not be that familiar with MacGyver. It’s been almost 25 years since new adventures have aired on TV, and most people are familiar with MacGyver star Richard Dean Anderson from his follow-up job on Stargate SG-1. If you’re familiar at all with MacGyver, it maybe from Simpsons reruns, or from the parody movie MacGruber, but all that is about to change. MacGyver is about be rebooted for a new generation. (more…)

Yes folks, it’s that time again.  Time for Hollywood to adapt yet another widely successful yet only moderately interesting television franchise from the 80s for the big screen.  And this time around the series of choice is MacGyver.

New Line Cinema is looking to provide the monies and will be working with a script put together by writer Jason Richman (Bangkok Dangerous).  James Wan (of Saw and Insidious fame) has expressed interest in taking the helm on the film, so if New Line says yes, it may be in production pretty soon.

If you happened to have missed the 80s (or the endless reruns), MacGyver was all about a guy named Angus MacGyver, agent of The Phoenix Foundation.  He’s a dude who can make all sorts of useful shit out of pretty much anything one would find lying around the house.  Seriously, I’m talking like bombs out of old cat turds and duct tape.  The series was pretty formulaic (as were almost all products of the 80s), featuring MacGyver fighting his weekly bad guy and solving his weekly problem for his weekly citizens-in-distress.

This time around, there will likely be no Richard Dean Anderson in the title role, since he’s pretty fucking old right now.  And, with any luck, they’ll ditch that horrible mullet that MacGyver wore throughout most of the show’s seven seasons.

So what do our lovely readers have to say about this?  Any interest in seeing MacGyver brought to the big screen?  Think that perhaps Wan’s involvement might see the titular character making cool stuff out of human remains?

 

Thanks to GeekTyrant for the warning on this one.

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DVD Tuesday 6/15/10

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It’s already another Tuesday for the month of June, which means another release of DVDs/Blu-Rays. We here at NerdBastards make a list of what comes out and recommend if ya should either BUY, RENT, or PASS. As always, we have the Old is New section, just in case you may have wanted a HD upgrade of your favorite movie/show and we have the TV Show DVD section as well. No LOL Release of the Week this time, which is a shame. Anyway, check after the jump to see what came out.

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