Wait, They’re Rebooting MacGyver Now Too? – ManlyMovie

Wait, They’re Rebooting MacGyver Now Too?

macgyverPersonally, I do not get it.  I thought with the advent of streaming and online services, that the days of television were numbered.  But everything points to the opposite, there are a ton of new TV series’ on the way.

R. Scott Gemmill (“NCIS: L.A.”) is writing the script and will executive produce a reimagining of 1980s TV series “MacGyver” for CBS. Richard Dean Anderson starred in the original ABC series that ran for seven seasons and followed a secret agent with an encyclopedic knowledge of the physical sciences – allowing him to solve complicated problems crafting elaborate things out of ordinary objects.  That may not have been the manliest of methods, but it was still kind of cool too for ’80s kids.

20th Century Fox Television is behind the new version in which a twenty-something MacGyver gets recruited into a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening. Original series producer Henry Winkler and Michael Clear will executive produce, as will “Saw” and “The Conjuring” filmmaker James Wan who will direct the potential pilot.

Did you know this isn’t the first time this has been attempted?  A prequel/reboot exists from 12 years ago starring Jared Padalecki, but no-one picked it up.

Source: [The Live Feed]