The man who could take a bunch of raincoats and turn them into a hot-air balloon is headed to the big screen.  New Line has picked up the rights to develop the genius with a mullet as a feature film.  Currently, no writer is attached, but Raffaella De Laurentiis is producing.

One wonders how popular MacGyver would be as a feature film, but thanks to Superbowl ads, and Saturday Night Live, there is a resurgence in interest.  Why just the other day, I was talking to two young’uns who were born after 1992 (the year the television series ended), and they knew all about Richard Dean Anderson and his ability to stop a nuclear meltdown with a chocolate bar.  Amazing…


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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Night Marshal
    March 16, 2009 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    Been watching the first Season on Netflix and its still very watchable. I for one have no problem with this other than its just another rehash of an old idea.

  2. Jacin B.
    March 16, 2009 at 2:22 pm — Reply

    I’ll only go if they bring back Richard Dean Anderson.

    Useless Jacin B. Trivia: Richard Dean Anderson was one of the first autographs in my autograph collection as a kid, between Gordon Jump (Mr. Carlson from “WKRP in Cincinatti”) and KC Royals’ Hall of Famer George Brett.

  3. March 16, 2009 at 2:24 pm — Reply

    Jacin: are you in KS?

  4. March 16, 2009 at 2:36 pm — Reply

    I was on board until I got to “De Laurentiis.” Nothing good comes from this name.

  5. Jerard
    March 16, 2009 at 5:06 pm — Reply

    don’t know anything about this show other than those funny SNL shorts

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