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Jay and Silent Bob talk to Australian fans in their new special
Casting has begun for someone to play Wonder Woman in the CW pilot Amazon (with a script written by faboo Young Avengers creator Allan Heinberg) and Deadline has the breakdown on the iconic heroine. I'm continuing to feel optimistic about this adaptation, even if the heroine is named Iris (Iris?) and her background doesn't exactly sound like Themyscira.
Did anyone watch and enjoy Call the Midwife? I don't mean that sarcastically, I never had the time to check it out. For you fans, the BBC announced there's a second season and a Christmas special in the works.
CNN has named former NBC chief Jeff Zucker — who's largely remembered as the man who took NBC from Friends to The Jay Leno Show — as president of the troubled news channel. The development has inspired speculation and suggestions on how »
Stargate's Richard Dean Anderson is to appear on Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. The MacGyver actor will play himself in the ABC sitcom - which also stars James Van Der Beek (Dawson's Creek) - according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 62-year-old is the latest star to parody himself on the series, following appearances from Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell), Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle), Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys). In addition to his Stargate and MacGyver (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
29 November 2012 11:44 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Dawson Leery, prepare to meet MacGyver. Richard Dean Anderson, who played the savvy secret agent on ABC's thriller MacGyver for seven seasons from 1985 to 1992, has been tapped to guest star on the network's sophomore comedy Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Story: 'Apartment 23's' 'Dawson's Creek' Reunion Could Become an Annual Event Anderson will cameo as himself in an upcoming episode of the ABC comedy that stars Dawson's Creek alum James Van Der Beek as a skewed version of himself. The actor becomes the latest star to potentially poke fun at
- Lesley Goldberg
"Saw" franchise director James Wan has confirmed that he's in talks to direct a film revival of the classic '80s TV series "MacGyver," about an incredibly resourceful detective who delighted audiences by fashioning everyday objects into weapons and devices that allowed him to escape from dangerous situations.
"People are surprised??" Wan tweeted when the news hit via THR. "You guys never saw shades of MacG in Jigsaw??" Indeed, Jigsaw was resourceful... though, with much more nefarious intent.
Jason Richman, Brian Gunn, and Mark Gunn have collaborated on the script for the feature film. As of now, there's no word on who will play MacGyver, or whether the now 63-year-old Richard Dean Anderson will reprise the role or cameo in the film.
Gotta admit, when I think of potential directors for a big-budget studio “MacGyver” movie, the name James Wan doesn’t exactly leap to the very front. This is, after all, the guy who gave us low-budget (well, in Hollywood terms, anyway) films like “Insidious”, the “Saw” franchise, “Death Sentence”, and “Dead Silence”. I mean, he’s a solid director and everything, but the man to call the shots on an action-adventure franchise known more for its humor and sense of fun while still saving the world from over zealous bad guys? Hmm… The trades have Wan currently in negotiations with New Line to board the film, which will of course be based on the long-running action-adventure TV series starring Richard Dean Anderson as a troubleshooting operative who can pretty much escape any situation by using everyday items laying about the area. The joke is that give the guy a bubblegum »
1.) James Wan (Saw, Insidious) is in negotiations to direct the MacGyver movie for New Line. The film is obviously based on the resourceful '80s TV detective played by Richard Dean Anderson, from a script by Jason Richman (Bangkok Dangerous). Not much else is known about the project right now, but I'll bet you anything it's going to be "dark" and "gritty." THR 2.) Sean Penn is looking to start his own Bourne-esque franchise with an adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette's novel "amazon asin="0872864022" text="Prone Gunman"". The Oscar-winner would star in the action thriller as an international operative who is betrayed by the organization he works for, resulting in a relentless game of cat-and-mouse across Europe. See, I told you it was very Bourne-ish. THR 3.) John Hawkes, a likely Oscar nominee for his role in The Sessions, will play legendary jazz pianist Joe Albany in Low Down. Based on a memoir by Albany's daughter Amy, »
- Kevin Blumeyer
In what could be seen as a surprise move, James Wan (Saw, Insidious) looks set to take the helm of the long mooted MacGyver film. While being famous for his horror films, Wan has been attracted to the New Line Cinema backed adaptation of the 80s TV show starring Richard Dean Anderson as the eponymous MacGyver who was famous for being able to make life saving gadgets out of everyday items.
James Wan has made a name for himself in being able to ‘MacGyver’ often very good results out of very little money (see what I did there?), so it might indicate that they’re not looking to make this with a very big budget. Personally I love MacGyver and I used to watch it quite a bit when I was younger, but the prospect of a MacGyver film is a little puzzling because I’m just not sure if people would watch it, »
- Esben Evans
Despite the fact he wouldn’t appear as a natural choice for this project, Wan’s successes have made him the new go-to guy at New Line.
There’s no word if Richard Dean Anderson will reprise the role that brought his fame.
- Nick Martin
MacGyver may be directed by James Wan. The Saw helmer has entered talks for New Line Cinema's movie adaptation of the '80s action television series, reports Variety. The original show starred Stargate Sg-1's Richard Dean Anderson and ran from 1985 to 1992. He played MacGyver, a secret agent for the Phoenix Foundation who refused to carry a gun and instead would (more) »
- By Hugh Armitage
The classic 80's TV series starred Richard Dean Anderson as a resourceful guy who could bring together everyday objects to solve crimes and escape perilous situations.
The hiring of Wan indicates a likelihood that the film will stick to both a serious tone and a tight budget. "Insidious" was made for just $1.5 million and raked in nearly $100 million worldwide.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
We've been hearing about a "MacGyver" movie for many years, but ended up with a spoof called "MacGruber." But now comes word that New Line Cinema has entered negotiations with James Wan, the director of "Saw" and "Insidious." Based on the 1980s TV series starring Richard Dean Anderson, the show followed Angus MacGyver, an agent of the fictional government agency The Phoenix Foundation. MacGyver never carried a gun, using his wits and whatever was lying around to fight criminals. Wan's movies are often profitable, but "Insidious" became the most profitable film of 2010. He's now working on "The Conjuring" for New Line, which recently tested the movie and was so pleased with the results that the studio gave it a summer release. »
From blood-splattered horror to action-filled MacGyver! Reps for James Wan confirmed to EW on Monday that the Saw franchise and Insidious filmmaker is in negotiations with New Line to direct the movie based on the 1980s television series about a secret agent, played in the original by Richard Dean Anderson, who relies on brain vs. brawn to resolve sticky situations.
Jason Richman has written the MacGyver movie’s screenplay, with revisions by Brian and Mark Gunn. Raffaella and Martha De Laurentiis, the daughter and second wife, respectively, of the late legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis, are producing, as well as »
- Solvej Schou
Get your useless household doodads ready, because the MacGyver movie is once again moving forward. Richard Dean Anderson played everyone’s favorite mullet-sporting crime fighter – serving as a member of a fictional government agency known as the Phoenix Foundation. MacGyver never used weapons in the traditional sense – he was more likely to thwart your dastardly plans using the ball of lint, cigarette lighter, three pennies and ballpoint pen he found in his pocket. This technical know-how and those feathered locks made him a television darling for seven seasons. Variety reports that New Line has approached Saw cocreator James Wan about directing the feature based on the series. The studio is pleased with the filmmaker’s recent output, including his...
- Mike Bracken
Back in 2009, we've been trumpeting the big-screen version of "MacGyver." Well, it took 3 years, but the project is finally getting off the ground. We hope.
According to THR, New Line is in talks with James Wan to direct the film version based on the 1980s TV series starring Richard Dean Anderson as a resourceful detective who could assemble anything out of everyday objects to save his booty.
And "MacGyver" fans, don't worry, the film will not be turned into a slasher flick. There's a strong indication that the movie version will not be a comedy either, but instead, a nail-biting thriller that puts the Angus MacGyver character front and center. »
Although studio execs are often accused of being unable to think outside the box, this next announcement goes against everything we know about studio execs. Unfortunately, that doesn't necessarily make it a brilliant move either. For the past couple of years we've been hearing talk of a MacGyver feature film based on the popular '80s TV series. There hadn't been any updates since they hired a writer back in 2010, but it seemed like the project might have been temporarily shelved due to the MacGruber movie. Now this week we have learned that New Line is actually still moving forward with the movie and they even have a well-known director attached to direct. As it turns out, that director is James Wan, the man behind such horror films as Saw and Insidious. Because... hey, why not? According to Variety, James Wan has entered into talks with New Line to direct MacGyver. »
While we’re all busy dreaming of a new MacGruber movie, New Line has gone ahead and started to put together the pieces of their new MacGyver feature like so many bits of paper clip, string, tiny plastic animal figurines, and un-popped (but still lusciously buttery!) popcorn kernels. According to Variety, the studio is currently in talks with director James Wan to take on helming duties and– wait, what? James Wan? Like Saw James Wan? Insidious James Wan? What kind of MacGyver flick is this? Well, despite Wan’s decidedly horror-flavored resume, let’s get real, a MacGyver feature is not going to be scary (at least, not in the Saw sense). Beyond that, we don’t know much about this new take on the classic ’80s television series, other than that its script was given a first draft from Jason Richman with a recent pass by Brian and Mark Gunn. Variety »
- Kate Erbland
That's right, everyone's favorite mullet rocking government agent will be getting the movie treatment - probably minus the mullet this time around. Richard Dean Anderson played the character in the '80s tv series which ran for seven seasons. A member of a fictional government agency known as the Phoenix Foundation, MacGyver was famous for cobbling together makeshift weaponry from various mundane household objects. According to Variety New Line were suitably impressed by James Wan's most recent feature The Conjuring to offer him the gig. No plot details are known from Jason Richman's script yet, but it was recently recently worked over by Brian and Mark Gunn. Martha and Raffaella De Laurentiis are producing through their Dino De Laurentiis Company shingle along with Lee David Zlotoff. »
With little more than a straightened paper clip, a copy of Final Draft, and a lack of orginal ideas, New Line Cinema is close to making its long-gestating MacGyver movie a reality. Variety reports that the studio is in talks with Saw writer/director James Wan to shoot the script, written by Bangkok Dangerous scribe Jason Richman. Just what happens in Richman's story is unknown, as is Richard Dean Anderson's involvement and the overall tone of the film (silly? serious? sexy?). What we do know is that no matter how this thing turns out, it'll be better than MacGruber. »
- Adam K. Raymond
Saw creator James Wan is currently in talks with New Line Cinema about potentially helming a movie adaptation of the iconic '80s TV series MacGyver. Wan is currently in post-production on New Line's horror-thriller The Conjuring and is riding a wave of success from the well-received 2011 horror flick Insidious. Variety reports that no plot details have emerged as New Line is still early in the process of piecing the film together, though they do have a script that was written by Jason Richman (Bangkok Dangerous), which was recently worked over by Brian and Mark Gunn (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island). No word if Richard Dean Anderson will be involved in the project. Anderson will turn 63 in January. Are you interested in a MacGyver movie? Does your interest in this...
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Rumors are heating up that James Wan's upcoming film The Conjuring could be a lot bigger than your average horror film-- after all, it was bumped to a prime July release date next year after initially being scheduled for next January. So Wan, who directed the first Saw film and had the surprise hit Insidious last year, may be poised for his biggest hit yet-- and he's using that positive buzz to line up another big new project for himself. According to Variety, New Line-- the studio behind The Conjuring-- is aiming to keep Wan in the fold by assigning him to its MacGyver movie, an adaptation of the famous 80s series starring Richard Dean Anderson. The project's been in the works since 2009, and since the parody MacGruber came and went in that time, they're assuming the MacGyver character can still be taken seriously enough to make a big-screen comeback. »
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