A while ago, during our discussion of MacGyver #1, I mentioned that the issue felt like a build up to a new movie.  Looks like predictions are becoming a reality as New Line Cinema moves a MacGyver movie closer to reality.

According to Variety, the studio has started talks with James Wan (The Conjuring) to direct the movie.  I haven’t seen The Conjuring, but apparently Wan is the new wunderkind at New Line.  There are no details on the story, but there is a working draft written by Jason Richman with revisions by Brian and Mark Gunn.  I expect the movie will have something to do with MacGyver getting pinned down with nothing but his wits and the stuff around him.  Mac will then cobble together some fantastic make shift devices to get him out of trouble, stop the bad guy, and save the girl.

No word on release date, but I thought you might like to know your favorite ’80s TV show is headed to the big screen. You’re welcome.

via Variety

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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. November 13, 2012 at 8:55 am — Reply

    Richard Dean Anderson better be in it!

  2. November 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm — Reply

    This made my day.

  3. Hirimno
    November 13, 2012 at 7:01 pm — Reply

    super excited. and agree with scott and alisha.

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