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Posted: 25 July 2009 - 02:19 AM                                    
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>>They're not investing into a dead franchise. They're making a movie<<

A movie based on a dead franchise. That's what I was trying to say.

>>They didn't worry about old fans for Dukes of Hazzard, or Starsky and Hutch, they followed the process and decided to go ahead and make the film.<<

That's a good point. Maybe I'd just be overly cautious as a producer. Guess that's why I'm not in the business. Did either of the films you mentioned do well at the box office? I honestly can't remember. If they didn't, it might make producers more cautious now about trying similar things. I dunno.



 
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Posted: 25 July 2009 - 10:18 AM                                    
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Did either of the films you mentioned do well at the box office? I honestly can't remember. If they didn't, it might make producers more cautious now about trying similar things. I dunno.

I don't know either.

But remakes and revivals seems to be Hollywood's thing at the moment, for both Movies and television. Right now a movie version of Land of the Lost is bombing at the theaters, a new Knight Rider show recently bombed on TV, and then we have Total Recall,The Neverending Story,The Karate Kid , Romancing the Stone all set to be remade as new movies.

Hollywood's gotten lazy and/or talentless.

 
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Posted: 26 July 2009 - 06:34 AM                                    
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Right now a movie version of Land of the Lost is bombing at the theaters, a new Knight Rider show recently bombed on TV, and then we have Total Recall,The Neverending Story,The Karate Kid , Romancing the Stone all set to be remade as new movies.

What?! I do wonder what Paul Verhoeven, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Zemeckis and Michael Douglas are thinking about this.

Also 90210 has gotten an revival I think and Saved By The Bell was also up for a revival. But no one can play Zack Morris better than Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

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Hollywood's gotten lazy and/or talentless.

Both, there are still good ones out there. But obviously they're not thinking of the right hands. But who are those right hands? Spielberg? Chris Nolan? JJ Abrahams?

 
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Posted: 31 July 2009 - 09:48 AM                                    
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According to this report at Cinimatical.com they are now looking for extras and "stand-ins" for the film.

By the sounds of it they're looking for people who look interesting, not average-normal, which doesn't really give me any confidence.

Souce: cinematical.com

 
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Posted: 1 August 2009 - 08:29 AM                                    
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What confidence? Why fight it actually? This is a lost cause anyway. MacGruber is suddenly going ahead on turbo speed while things where finally going for the right movie.

Keeping our hopes up is becoming more and more difficult.

 
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I hope it goes stright to DVD, because no one in there right might would watch this.

 
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Posted: 8 August 2009 - 10:33 AM                                    
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Just spotted this description on backstage.com.

MacGruber (Comedy, Action). <snip> Will Forte in the title role who is lured out of his retired life as a monk to fight evil and fend off an impending worldwide nuclear attack. Written by Forte, John Solomon, and Jorma Taccone, who directs. Casting: Sheila Jaffe, 6330 San Vicente Blvd., 5th fl., Los Angeles, CA 900448. Shoots in mid-August.

I also see that IMDb now has Val Kilmer listed as a confirmed cast member. Previously he was listed as rumored.


 
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Posted: 12 August 2009 - 11:41 PM                                    
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According to this report the MacGruber movie will carry a HARD R rating.

I can’t see any way this movie can do anything good for the MacGyver franchise. The movie is obviously gone well past the SNL skits and moved into grand obscenity. The warning signs where there ever since we first learned the name of the movies main bad guy, which is a typo of what many consider to be the worst curse word of them all.

I have some HARD R thoughts on what I want to happen to this movie now. I really can’t see it doing anything to help either the planned MacGyver movie or the original show.

Apparently the MacGruber movie is scheduled to hit theaters April 16th, 2010. I hope it hits the toilet before then.

 
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Posted: 13 August 2009 - 03:01 AM                                    
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Usually I'm all pro R-rated films, I don't care what's involved: language, violence, nudity, torture, but not when they take on my hero. I'd say make a movie for any audience you like. My favorite rating is of course R.

But a MacGyver movie should be like Casino Royale. There's violence and torture of course but not a single foul word, no nudity.

A strong PG-13 would be more than enough. The last two Indy's are PG-13, Sahara too I think, the Jurassic Park movies are PG-13. Actually all the great blockbusters were. Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Titanic, Lord of the Rings, they're all PG-13 and considered to be the best films of all time.

Mac should get a PG-13 but not higher. PG maybe but than you have to be careful already with what you plan to do on violence.

 
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  Posted: 13 August 2009 - 05:33 AM                                    
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The very idea that they would make a film that portrayed my childhood hero as a farce is sacrilege! mad.gif I hope it bombs in every way! nasty.gif

 
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Posted: 13 August 2009 - 07:28 AM                                    
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I was hopping they would stay away from the Rated R stuff since it's a rip from MacGyver but as I've read it's not going to stay in the guild lines of PG, that gives me more reason not to watch it.

 
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Posted: 13 August 2009 - 09:06 AM                                    
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Can't wait to see it win Razzie Awards.

 
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Ryan Phillippe Shoots ‘MacGruber’ Movie.

They started shooting the movie around Aug 31 2009.



MacGruber movie

 
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Posted: 2 September 2009 - 09:56 AM                                    
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Well those pictures certainly live up to my expectations. dry.gif



 
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Posted: 2 September 2009 - 01:10 PM                                    
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I thought the MacGruber skits were hilarious even before RDA's participation. Not sure you could keep that up for 90 minutes though.

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Posted: 6 November 2009 - 07:13 PM                                    
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*puts foot down*

i'm just going to watch the MacGyver movie. I don't like this McGruber. it's sounds like a travesty of a hamburger to me, and I am absolutely not buying it!

btw, will RDA bee on the MacGyver movie at all? I'm sorry, I'm new...

 
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Posted: 6 November 2009 - 09:03 PM                                    
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The MacGyver movie seems to be dead in the water. We haven't heard a single thing about it since the initial announcement.


 
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Posted: 20 November 2009 - 12:26 PM                                    
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I just read this news on the IMDB forum. It looks like that the MacGruber movie production is still running:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118480/board/thread/151820194

 
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Posted: 20 November 2009 - 01:06 PM                                    
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yeah. there's on set photos of them filming it here. They're a bit old now, but once a movie starts filming it generally takes something major to stop it because it's costing the production company, so they want the movie finished and in theaters so they can at least get their money back.

So even if we don't hear any news of the movie, it will most probably still be filmed, unfortunately.

In fact we're more likely to hear about it if it was stopped now than if it completes, because it would be something major happening to stop it. doh.gif

Now I just wish we could hear something about the MacGyver movie.


 
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The description of the MacGruber movie doesn't even make reference to the original show. I bet it'll bomb... I agree that the short SNL skits are somewhat amusing for a few minutes, but trying to make a whole movie of that? I don't think so. With Wayne's World, I think there was enough of a storyline there already, so it more or less worked.

I'm not going to see the MacGruber movie if it's made. It's not so much that I feel insulted by it... it's more that there just wouldn't be anything to keep me interested. I do agree that I'd MUCH rather see the MacGyver movie made, but at this point, I rather doubt it'll happen.

 
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My main concern it's that richard is getting a little old, he might not be interested in filming a movie cause of his status.

i don't know if i would ever have a chance of seeing mac again in action, ofcourse with out richard it wont be the same.

 
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Apparently the MacGruber release date has been pushed back a month. According to [urk=http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2010/03/macgruber-release-date-pushed.html]this[/url] report, the studio claim it's all part of a shuffle around of movie release dates, but I can't help wondering is it is more to do with Lee Zlutoffs copyright claim. biggrin.gif


 
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Interestingly this article from the California Chronicle refers to MacGruber as a parody of shows like MacGyver and Walker Texas Ranger. It also refers to MacGyver as a minor TV action show, which makes me thing the author of that article doesn't know much about the topic. dry.gif


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SU: MacGruber finally arrives in theaters on May 21. The new film is based on the semi-popular Saturday Night Live sketch that parodies minor TV action series like MacGyver and Walker, Texas Ranger. The question on everyone's minds: Will it be a Wayne's World success or a Ladies' Man failure? I personally love the MacGruber sketches and think fleshing such a brief skit into a full-length film is genius. It gives the writers a lot more to play with because they're dealing with a concept, rather than a fully realized character with a backstory.

 
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