Home      Macipedia      Characters      Episodes      Comic Book      Media Center      Calendar      Members      Rules      Help      Store      F.A.Q.      Search
 


Jason Richman hired to write MacGyver movie script
  Reply to this topic Start new topic Start Poll
Track this topic | Email this topic | Print this topic
MacGyverOnline
Posted: 21 May 2010 - 07:27 PM                                    
Quote Post



**********

Posts: 10,387
Joined: 29 Nov 2003
Gender:   ---
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Jason Richman has been hired to pen the script for New Line's upcoming MacGyver movie

Richman wrote the action comedy “Bad Company” along with other movies "Bangkok Dangerous" and "Swing Vote" and also worked on a draft of “Beverly Hills Cop 4.” as well as uncredited work on “Black Hawk Down” and “Rush Hour 3”

Maybe the release of the MacGruber movie was the kick in the pants needed to get the real MacGyver movie up and running. Lets hope it’s a good one.

Read the Hollywood Reporter article here



 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
Agent MacGyver!
Posted: 22 May 2010 - 08:07 AM                                    
Quote Post


Challengers Volunteer
*

Posts: 43
Joined: 27 Mar 2008
Gender:  Male
Country: California
SAK owned: Huntsman

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:Cease Fire
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  Loft



Well, macgyver always did have a bit of humor in it, but I hope this doesn't mean the movie will turn into a starsky and hutch type movie

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
MacGyverGod
Posted: 22 May 2010 - 08:39 AM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 4,555
Joined: 14 Jan 2004
Gender:  Male
Country: Belgium
SAK owned: Don't know

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Passages, Humanity
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



QUOTE
I hope this doesn't mean the movie will turn into a starsky and hutch type movie

That's MacGruber already. Using Starsky and Hutch type movie on the actual film is making one bad mistake into a disaster.

Maybe he writes in style of Lincoln Kibbee... Nothing silly like Harry's Will but maybe High Control or Honest Abe. *Deep down: Humanity, Humanity* Bad Company seems like my type of film. From what I've seen from Rush Hour 3 didn't look bad at all. Can't remember much from Black Hawk Down and I am keeping my eyes open for Bevery Hills Cop 4.

These are mostly the better films of lately, I might give that guy a chance.

Of course we'd never know which way a writer goes, depending on the genre I think. But these are mostly action comedies. They're often not bad. If it's one liner humor it can't go bad. If done properly.

 
PMEmail PosterMSN                                                                     
Top
Miasma
Posted: 22 May 2010 - 08:57 AM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Agent
*****

Posts: 522
Joined: 9 Oct 2008
Gender:  
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: 
Episode:
Vehicle:
Jacket:  
House:  



I think a MacGyver movie NEEDS to have comedy in it. Just like all of the Indiana Jones movies had comedy in them, and many of the MacGyver TV episodes had touches of comedy in them (I'm not talking about the totally comedic episodes like "Harry's Will" and "Faith Hope & Charity", I'm talking about the regular action episodes, which almost always had some comedy thrown in. Think Jack Dalton and Murdoc, for example. Or even Penny. All of those were comedic characters.)
I really don't want them to try and emulate one of the serious "social issue" episodes that came up later in the series.

So as long as the comedy is done in moderation (i.e. NOT a total spoof), then I think it's a good thing. It should be Action first, humor second.

I'm still not really optimistic about this movie, though. I'm expecting a low-budget disappointment, but I hope to be proven wrong.


 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
MacGyverGod
Posted: 22 May 2010 - 12:12 PM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 4,555
Joined: 14 Jan 2004
Gender:  Male
Country: Belgium
SAK owned: Don't know

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Passages, Humanity
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



QUOTE
I think a MacGyver movie NEEDS to have comedy in it.

Absolutely.

QUOTE
Just like all of the Indiana Jones movies had comedy in them

I actually only think the last two had comedy in them to make up for The Temple Of Doom. OK, there's the dinner scene with Willie passing out and other brief moments in that one and Raiders, but I don't think ripping out hearts and lowering in a hot pit is funny. It's plain fun and a sensation you hardly get in movies and I'd like to see Mac escaping out of the iron basket while being lowered (no way out as seen in The Temple of Doom). Doesn't matter, they all have great sense of humour indeed.

QUOTE
many of the MacGyver TV episodes had touches of comedy in them

You've got funny and Mac trying to be funny. In many episodes he does succeed but lots of times I blame it on overacting and not being funny at all. This from many sides. Teri Hatcher from instance and on occassion even RDA. The A-Team is supposed to be comedic. Magnum's bickering with Higgins is supposed to be funny. But Mac is supposed to be a lot more serious despite good jokes with rare moments.

QUOTE
I'm talking about the regular action episodes, which almost always had some comedy thrown in.

No, they don't. If it wasn't for a regular, I don't think Mac is funny. But more of a serious action series.

QUOTE
Think Jack Dalton and Murdoc, for example. Or even Penny. All of those were comedic characters.

They really weren't. Jack maybe, like friends having fun or a great time, but far from comedic. Murdoc is not funny. That guy has a flame thrower and a rocket launcher. Penny was more like a pain in the neck than a comedic character. Sure, she's beautiful and dollish but freaks for the least that happens and can't help herself. The big brother thing again...

QUOTE
So as long as the comedy is done in moderation (i.e. NOT a total spoof), then I think it's a good thing. It should be Action first, humor second.

Of course, or maybe more character development... like JJ Abrams says: characters first than the explosions. You can still make them as big as you want them.

QUOTE
I'm still not really optimistic about this movie, though. I'm expecting a low-budget disappointment, but I hope to be proven wrong.

I understand the worry, but what more do you want? James Cameron are too high of a level for a Mac movie. If you're expecting low-budget think Joel Schumacher. Though I like his films, many of those are kept in the dark or direct-to-dvd. If it's not Joel Schumacher think like a one too many sequel in a horror series. I think with this writer we might get a chance we'd never get better. I'd give the writer a chance. If you go down his career he'd might have something solid. He's no David Koepp or any other big screenplay writer yet but I think this one can be better than nothing. Other's are either too advanced in screen writing or either too inexperienced. This one might be in between and I think we'd have a good chance of staying clear from the Indiana Jones genre and stay more on the actual MacGyver genre.

 
PMEmail PosterMSN                                                                     
Top
Rockatteer
Posted: 22 May 2010 - 12:25 PM                                    
Quote Post


Retired Staff Member
*********

Posts: 7,265
Joined: 29 Nov 2003
Gender:  Male
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



I couldn't disagree with you more MacGyverGod.

MacGyver was never intended to be serious drama. RDA has mentioned in a number of interviews that they always had their tongues firmly planted in their checks.

A lot of the humor was quite subtle and may well have been lost in translation but it was certainly and I would suggest you would be hard pressed to find a single episode that didn't have some touch of lightheartedness in it somewhere, and that's the key, humor doesn't have to be laugh out load funny, it can be just something that makes you give a little chuckle or even just a smile to yourself, or even more lighter than that it can be something that just lifts the tension and lets us know that it's not the end of the world (yet).

 
PM                                                                     
Top
MacGyverGod
Posted: 22 May 2010 - 01:01 PM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 4,555
Joined: 14 Jan 2004
Gender:  Male
Country: Belgium
SAK owned: Don't know

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Passages, Humanity
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



I think it was. But of course having a chuckle or smile here or there, sounds more like real life to me. If you can't laugh, what's the point of life? Say comedy to me, I think of slap stick or anything lighthearted. Nothing downbeat, just happy fun stuff. When I think of Mac, I actually do think about serious drama and action. People are getting killed and Mac really let it gets to him if he couldn't save someone he liked. With Mac-humor, I like to think more of making people feel better and not to lose hope in their situation: A new morning, a whole fresh set of possibilities. There are moments like even in Passages he says: 'We've been in tighter spots than this.' I mean the guy was dead at the time and he makes a remark of: been through this so many times before. To me, that means, let's not lose hope or give up yet. In Humanity Victor makes a remark about reflexes near the end. Maybe a small time joke about understanding what Mac was talking about earlier. In episodes like Lesson in Evil or Stricktly Business I find it hard to see the humour in it. Mac-humour means to me about not giving up or losing hope not cracking jokes the whole time about situations (serious or not). I get the point though.

 
PMEmail PosterMSN                                                                     
Top
Rockatteer
Posted: 22 May 2010 - 02:16 PM                                    
Quote Post


Retired Staff Member
*********

Posts: 7,265
Joined: 29 Nov 2003
Gender:  Male
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



And that light-heartedness needs to be in the film as well. So I hope Jason Richman is reading this. smile.gif

 
PM                                                                     
Top
MacGyverGod
Posted: 22 May 2010 - 09:05 PM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 4,555
Joined: 14 Jan 2004
Gender:  Male
Country: Belgium
SAK owned: Don't know

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Passages, Humanity
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



Definitely. I got a good feeling about this but let's not expect too much too soon.

 
PMEmail PosterMSN                                                                     
Top
Rockatteer
Posted: 23 May 2010 - 10:32 AM                                    
Quote Post


Retired Staff Member
*********

Posts: 7,265
Joined: 29 Nov 2003
Gender:  Male
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



I can't help thinking this was a bit of a planned move on their part. Judging by the amount of attention the MacGyver movie has suddenly got with nearly every news blog on the net running the news of Jason Richman being the writer and speculating about MacGrubers impact on the MacGyver movie, I'd say the move has probably paid off for them.

Suddenly the net is alive with news about "MacGruber is ok for a toilet humor spoof, but the real MacGyver is on his way."

They couldn't have gotten better publicity I don't think.


 
PM                                                                     
Top
MACGYVERISMYDAD
Posted: 23 May 2010 - 01:23 PM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Operative
****

Posts: 377
Joined: 21 Dec 2005
Gender:  Male
Country: USA
SAK owned: Exec. Wenger

Favorites
Season: season 1
Episode:Halloween Knights
Vehicle: Motorcycle
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



I think there was a lot of humor in the old mac series. Some of it was intentional, like Mac playing as Dexter. There was also scenes I thought were funny that I don't think were supposed to be funny. Mac just getting hit on the head and such, Mac poking his head out from around cover either looking around or looking to see why his homemade bomb is taking so long. I thought that was always funny. His constant aww man was pretty comical at times too. In the one episode he is in a toy store and has his hand in a sock puppet. The bad guy walks past and looks at it. He moves the sock puppets mouth like it's talking and than punches the guy out. That was great humor. As long as the movie doesn't turn completely into a comedy I will be happy. In order to keep with the old Mac, it needs to address some serious issues and scenarios but have some Mac humor thrown in.

 
PMEmail PosterAOL                                                                     
Top
angus20
Posted: 24 May 2010 - 02:16 AM                                    
Quote Post


Trouble shooter
**

Posts: 69
Joined: 29 Dec 2008
Gender:  Male
Country: Costa Rica
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: season 1
Episode:all
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



weel, seems like we are just waiting for a decent script, i personaly think that without RDA, the movie won´t be a success no matter how magnificent is the writer. But fun with action and intelligence, it`s a nice combination.




 
PMEmail PosterYahoo                                                                     
Top
Rockatteer
Posted: 24 May 2010 - 06:40 AM                                    
Quote Post


Retired Staff Member
*********

Posts: 7,265
Joined: 29 Nov 2003
Gender:  Male
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



The average punter out there only remembers the character, not the actor, not did they watch the show because of the actor, so I honestly don't think it matters of RDA plays it or not.

Would be nice to have him in the movie somewhere though.

 
PM                                                                     
Top
MacGyverGod
Posted: 24 May 2010 - 07:23 AM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 4,555
Joined: 14 Jan 2004
Gender:  Male
Country: Belgium
SAK owned: Don't know

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Passages, Humanity
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



I never got the point of cameos by the orginal actors. Why not ask him to be part of it? What's the use of cameos if nobody knows the guy anyway. I mean we do, we can pinpoint him out of it but the newer generation can't. It doesn't mean anything for them. If you would like them to give at least some portion on how it was in the old days, ask the original actor to play his once famous role.

 
PMEmail PosterMSN                                                                     
Top
Miasma
Posted: 25 May 2010 - 03:11 AM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Agent
*****

Posts: 522
Joined: 9 Oct 2008
Gender:  
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: 
Episode:
Vehicle:
Jacket:  
House:  



QUOTE

I don't think Mac is funny. But more of a serious action series.


There were some serious episodes, yes, but MANY episodes were laced with humor. Sometimes subtle, sometimes blatant. I'm not saying it was a flat-out comedy series, but it often didn't take itself too seriously, unless it was pressing a social issue.

QUOTE

Murdoc is not funny.


Really? He cracks me up. My girlfriend finds him downright hilarious, and has frequently told me, "I'm sorry, but if Murdoc asked me to marry him, I'd leave you without a moment's thought."
QUOTE

That guy has a flame thrower and a rocket launcher.


That was only in one episode. Since then, they softened him up a LOT and turned him more into a wise-cracking version of Wyle E Coyote. It's kind of like Freddy Krueger-- started out scary, but then became the funny guy you root for. I mean, really, Murdoc is a lot more entertaining than Mac himself.

QUOTE

Penny was more like a pain in the neck than a comedic character.


The humor was in how Mac reacts to her. I'm not saying it was always laugh-out-loud funny, but it was clearly intended to be humorous, watching Mac get that exasperated look on his face whenever she was around.


 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
MacGyverGod
Posted: 25 May 2010 - 05:14 AM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 4,555
Joined: 14 Jan 2004
Gender:  Male
Country: Belgium
SAK owned: Don't know

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Passages, Humanity
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



QUOTE
Really? He cracks me up.

Yeah, really. But that doesn't mean he's not cool. biggrin.gif

QUOTE
"I'm sorry, but if Murdoc asked me to marry him, I'd leave you without a moment's thought."

Is that before or after he tears off his face? huh.gif

QUOTE
That was only in one episode. Since then, they softened him up a LOT and turned him more into a wise-cracking version of Wyle E Coyote. It's kind of like Freddy Krueger-- started out scary, but then became the funny guy you root for. I mean, really, Murdoc is a lot more entertaining than Mac himself.

The Widowmaker and Stricktly Business are his toughest episodes. In Obsessed he does have that arrogance of being all he could be. That's indeed funny. biggrin.gif

 
PMEmail PosterMSN                                                                     
Top
Miasma
Posted: 29 May 2010 - 08:53 AM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Agent
*****

Posts: 522
Joined: 9 Oct 2008
Gender:  
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: 
Episode:
Vehicle:
Jacket:  
House:  



QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ 25 May 2010 - 05:17 AM)
The Widowmaker and Stricktly Business are his toughest episodes.

I agree. But even in Strictly Business, he has some pretty comedic moments, like the dinner scene on the houseboat. He never gets quite as dark/evil/crazy as he was in The Widowmaker. It's always balanced with touches of humor.


 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
MacGyverGod
Posted: 31 May 2010 - 06:16 AM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 4,555
Joined: 14 Jan 2004
Gender:  Male
Country: Belgium
SAK owned: Don't know

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Passages, Humanity
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



In Stricktly Business for the first time since The Widowmaker he was dark/evil. But of course nothing beats the look at Mac and the phrase: 'What's the matter, MacGyver, you don't look to happy to see me.' And the moves he makes while eating that whatever it was when he was explaining about making a fresh start and getting back to business. biggrin.gif

 
PMEmail PosterMSN                                                                     
Top
cybersherrie
Posted: 2 June 2010 - 05:33 PM                                    
Quote Post


Challengers Volunteer
*

Posts: 4
Joined: 31 May 2010
Gender:  Female
Country: United States
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: season 6
Episode:
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



YEAH! happy_dance.gif
a REAL MacGyver Movie....
in the works...???
gee can I sleep at night?
LOL

This post has been edited by cybersherrie on 2 June 2010 - 05:34 PM

 
PMUsers WebsiteAOLYahoo                                                                     
Top
Miasma
Posted: 15 June 2010 - 01:58 AM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Agent
*****

Posts: 522
Joined: 9 Oct 2008
Gender:  
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: 
Episode:
Vehicle:
Jacket:  
House:  



One thing I'm wondering is what demographic the movie will be aimed at. The TV show, I'd say, was aimed at kids from about 10 - 17 years old. So will the movie also be aimed at such a young age, or will they try to cater to those of us who grew up watching Mac and are now much older than that? Of course, personally, I hope they aim the movie at an older demographic since I'm in my 30s now.

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
MacGyverGod
Posted: 15 June 2010 - 07:27 AM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 4,555
Joined: 14 Jan 2004
Gender:  Male
Country: Belgium
SAK owned: Don't know

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Passages, Humanity
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



You mean in what time to movie should be set in? Than we're back at the point about updating the franchise. Might seem strange now but even back than there was plenty of then new technology set in the show. Look at the Pilot and various other episodes containing scientific equipment, computers, tracking devices, lights flashing in a particular order, laserbeams... Only than we didn't grew up with technology.

We live in an era where in flatscreens, laptops, cellphones and dvd is very common. Back than it was way different.

Though it's quite obvious I think which way it's gonna go. Present times and not 80's. But I think it would be interesting to see a movie set in the 80's, like there are many others made in other decades. Back to the times where cellphones were actually brick phones with an antennae, dvd were videos, flatscreens were boxes and Nintendo DS was still Game Boy.

If not well... I don't know if I would mind the update as long there are plenty of good MacGyverisms and good old fashioned 80's action.

If they aim at older audiences, the younger generation may not like it, if it's reversed we might not like it. Of course I'm nostalgic so I prefer the older demographic as well.

 
PMEmail PosterMSN                                                                     
Top
Miasma
Posted: 15 June 2010 - 09:01 AM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Agent
*****

Posts: 522
Joined: 9 Oct 2008
Gender:  
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: 
Episode:
Vehicle:
Jacket:  
House:  



I wasn't referring to the time period of the movie, but rather the age group that the movie will be aimed at. The TV show was clearly aimed primarily at kids, but a lot of us who were kids in the 80s while this show was on the air have grown up now, and so it would be nice for us if they made the movie aimed at an older audience. I'm not saying it should have excessive cursing and nudity (to me, that's not an indication of maturity anyway), but the overall tone could feel less child-like if they want to make it appeal to those of us who were kids when the show aired, and are adults now.

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
MacGyverGod
Posted: 15 June 2010 - 09:39 PM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 4,555
Joined: 14 Jan 2004
Gender:  Male
Country: Belgium
SAK owned: Don't know

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Passages, Humanity
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



The rating thing, huh. Giving it an R-rating would be foolish if it doesn't have the R-rating elements. I think it would be a PG or a PG-13. I'd say PG-13. However, I don't know how it's pointed out in the US but on my dvd-boxes it says suited for the age of 6. Same goes for Magnum. But I think there are plenty of movies out there meant for adults but that are PG-13. You can still make films like things set on political matters that wouldn't interest children but adults and set it PG-13. Movies like maybe the Jack Ryan films or others like Valkyrie, The Interpreter... I'd say if they can make it up to the level like Mission Impossible III and Casino Royale, it would be worth a lot.

 
PMEmail PosterMSN                                                                     
Top
Miasma
Posted: 16 June 2010 - 01:31 AM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Agent
*****

Posts: 522
Joined: 9 Oct 2008
Gender:  
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: 
Episode:
Vehicle:
Jacket:  
House:  



Yeah, I wasn't saying it should be rated R. Plenty of movies aimed at older audiences aren't rated R (example: I was watching "Ragtime" this weekend, which is clearly not aimed at children, yet it's rated PG.) Like I said, it doesn't need to have excessive vulgarity, nudity, violence, etc.

QUOTE

You can still make films like things set on political matters that wouldn't interest children but adults and set it PG-13.


Exactly. And that's what I'd like them to do with the MacGyver movie-- give it a more adult tone than the tv show, without going into the excess that would require an R rating.

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
macgyver1984
Posted: 18 June 2010 - 12:21 PM                                    
Quote Post


Challengers Volunteer
*

Posts: 9
Joined: 11 Jun 2010
Gender:  Male
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: season 1
Episode:obsessed
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  Loft



this sounds like a great Movie, i can't wait to see it.

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
Miasma
Posted: 19 June 2010 - 06:23 AM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Agent
*****

Posts: 522
Joined: 9 Oct 2008
Gender:  
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: 
Episode:
Vehicle:
Jacket:  
House:  



QUOTE (macgyver1984 @ 18 June 2010 - 12:24 PM)
this sounds like a great Movie,

It does? What have you heard about it? Please share!
All I've heard, so far, is that it's being written by Jason Richman. If you have other details, please let us know.

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
MacGyverGod
Posted: 19 June 2010 - 08:17 AM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 4,555
Joined: 14 Jan 2004
Gender:  Male
Country: Belgium
SAK owned: Don't know

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Passages, Humanity
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



I think he means that your view on the movie sounds interesting. Not that he has information we don't know yet.

 
PMEmail PosterMSN                                                                     
Top
angus20
Posted: 26 September 2010 - 09:19 AM                                    
Quote Post


Trouble shooter
**

Posts: 69
Joined: 29 Dec 2008
Gender:  Male
Country: Costa Rica
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: season 1
Episode:all
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



any info???

thanks

 
PMEmail PosterYahoo                                                                     
Top
Rockatteer
Posted: 26 September 2010 - 09:59 AM                                    
Quote Post


Retired Staff Member
*********

Posts: 7,265
Joined: 29 Nov 2003
Gender:  Male
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



No other information has been released yet. As we know the wheels of the particular machine turn very slowly.

Lets hope it's worth the wait.


 
PM                                                                     
Top
Margroks
Posted: 24 November 2010 - 07:55 AM                                    
Quote Post


Challengers Volunteer
*

Posts: 4
Joined: 10 Jun 2006
Gender:   ---
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



Gosh, I never considered MacGyver as a show aimed at kids. Hubby and I always watched along with my daughter when she was old enough. And I think the dash of hunmor was what made it great.

I'm not familiar with this guy who's going to be writing the script. What has he done before?

 
PM                                                                     
Top
Beachbead
Posted: 24 November 2010 - 09:37 AM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Field Agent
*******

Posts: 2,092
Joined: 30 Mar 2009
Gender:  Female
Country: Out in the Woods
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:The Widowmaker
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



A little humor goes along way, I liked how Jake and Mac went back and forth Jack was all like happy go lucky and kid like and mac was like don't even go there.
i just hope they get the same cast, I saw Michael Des Barres in commercial and he looks still young. Bruce McGill still looks young too. i mean without the real cast the movie wouldn't be like the tv show was.

 
PMEmail PosterUsers Website                                                                     
Top
angus20
  Posted: 29 December 2010 - 03:02 PM                                    
Quote Post


Trouble shooter
**

Posts: 69
Joined: 29 Dec 2008
Gender:  Male
Country: Costa Rica
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: season 1
Episode:all
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



Greetings to all:

Any update related to this topic, thanks

 
PMEmail PosterYahoo                                                                     
Top
Rockatteer
Posted: 29 December 2010 - 08:23 PM                                    
Quote Post


Retired Staff Member
*********

Posts: 7,265
Joined: 29 Nov 2003
Gender:  Male
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



There are no updates. sad.gif

Haven't heard a dickybird about it since the writer announcement.

All I can say is they better be making a damn good job of it.

Can anyone say The A-Team Movie?


 
PM                                                                     
Top
MacGyverGod
Posted: 30 December 2010 - 10:39 AM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 4,555
Joined: 14 Jan 2004
Gender:  Male
Country: Belgium
SAK owned: Don't know

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Passages, Humanity
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 29 December 2010 - 09:26 AM)
There are no updates. sad.gif

Haven't heard a dickybird about it since the writer announcement.

All I can say is they better be making a damn good job of it.

Can anyone say The A-Team Movie?

Yes. *ahem* 'The A-Team Movie'. huh.gif

 
PMEmail PosterMSN                                                                     
Top
Rockatteer
Posted: 30 December 2010 - 11:06 AM                                    
Quote Post


Retired Staff Member
*********

Posts: 7,265
Joined: 29 Nov 2003
Gender:  Male
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



Um. I meant that as something for the MacGyver team to strive for.

It's the best TV show to movie conversion I've seen in a loooooong time.

 
PM                                                                     
Top
Beachbead
Posted: 30 December 2010 - 12:49 PM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Field Agent
*******

Posts: 2,092
Joined: 30 Mar 2009
Gender:  Female
Country: Out in the Woods
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:The Widowmaker
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



ya..the A-team movie wasn't all that great.... dry.gif

 
PMEmail PosterUsers Website                                                                     
Top
The True MacGyver
Posted: 30 December 2010 - 02:57 PM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Operative
****

Posts: 345
Joined: 10 Mar 2008
Gender:  Male
Country: U.S.
SAK owned: Explorer

Favorites
Season: season 1
Episode:Pilot
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



I give the A-Team movie some credit, though. If you go back and watch the show, a whole lot of the episodes were rather childish and contrived. But most of all, fun.

It really captured the feel of the show: creative, explosive, over-the-top fun.

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
Rockatteer
Posted: 30 December 2010 - 03:13 PM                                    
Quote Post


Retired Staff Member
*********

Posts: 7,265
Joined: 29 Nov 2003
Gender:  Male
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



Exactly!

It captured the essence of the show really well but still managed to bring it up to date. Which is what we want the MacGyver movie to do.

I'm not sure people actually read my first comment.


 
PM                                                                     
Top
The True MacGyver
Posted: 30 December 2010 - 03:24 PM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Operative
****

Posts: 345
Joined: 10 Mar 2008
Gender:  Male
Country: U.S.
SAK owned: Explorer

Favorites
Season: season 1
Episode:Pilot
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



If the screenwriter has the same kind of reverence, we'll be golden.

But if this guy wrote Rush Hour 3, I have my doubts. One and two both had a nice mix of action and humor. Three was just average at best. We'll see.

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
MacGyverGod
Posted: 31 December 2010 - 12:21 PM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 4,555
Joined: 14 Jan 2004
Gender:  Male
Country: Belgium
SAK owned: Don't know

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Passages, Humanity
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



One script for a movie isn't the other. Can't always write a hit. Haven't seen Rush Hour 3 though but it's my style of film. Anyway what I mean is you can write a good script one time and one that turn out to be bad even if you put the same effort in it as before. Andrew Kevin Walker for instance wrote the script of Se7en. A high class thriller with Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt. Than he wrote 8 MM. Also an even darker thriller with Nicholas Cage but with extreme violence in it. The way 8 MM was made make it seem as they wanted to make many fast and forget all about it. Or maybe it was the director Joel Schumager. Most of his films are like that, though I like them. He directed Flatliners written by Peter Felardi who wrote The Endangered episode.

Now if we had the writers of National Treasure for instance, you'd think we'd have more hope?

 
PMEmail PosterMSN                                                                     
Top
Rockatteer
Posted: 31 December 2010 - 12:53 PM                                    
Quote Post


Retired Staff Member
*********

Posts: 7,265
Joined: 29 Nov 2003
Gender:  Male
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



oh yeah! National Treasure is definitely in line to a MacGyver movie!

 
PM                                                                     
Top
The True MacGyver
Posted: 31 December 2010 - 03:09 PM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Operative
****

Posts: 345
Joined: 10 Mar 2008
Gender:  Male
Country: U.S.
SAK owned: Explorer

Favorites
Season: season 1
Episode:Pilot
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



It's kind of a toss-up, considering the vast range of tonal episodes in the series.

For every adventure like National Treasure, there was a preachy episode about drugs.

I'd say before we kind of critique screenwriters, we need to figure out what MacGyver movie we want.

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
Rockatteer
Posted: 31 December 2010 - 04:27 PM                                    
Quote Post


Retired Staff Member
*********

Posts: 7,265
Joined: 29 Nov 2003
Gender:  Male
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



Good point. Maybe a good way to do that would be to start listing what we don't want.

We don't want a preachy PSA type movie.

Hands up who wants a good action adventure (Indy Jones/national treasure) type movie without any preaching?

 
PM                                                                     
Top
MacGyverGod
Posted: 31 December 2010 - 10:20 PM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 4,555
Joined: 14 Jan 2004
Gender:  Male
Country: Belgium
SAK owned: Don't know

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Passages, Humanity
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



Well actually, I don't want that. If you want adventure treasure hunting watch Indy or National Treasure. Than I opt more for a rescue mission type of film.

 
PMEmail PosterMSN                                                                     
Top
Beachbead
Posted: 4 January 2011 - 01:51 PM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Field Agent
*******

Posts: 2,092
Joined: 30 Mar 2009
Gender:  Female
Country: Out in the Woods
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:The Widowmaker
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



The main thing I hated about the A-team movie was when they just crushed the van without another thought.

I heard the MacGyver will come out in 2013 but who knows.

 
PMEmail PosterUsers Website                                                                     
Top
Rockatteer
Posted: 4 January 2011 - 02:15 PM                                    
Quote Post


Retired Staff Member
*********

Posts: 7,265
Joined: 29 Nov 2003
Gender:  Male
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ 31 December 2010 - 11:23 PM)
I opt more for a rescue mission type of film.

That's a good point.

it could well be fair to say that for a movie to work, it would need to be along the lines of a season 1 (maybe season 2) MacGyver.


 
PM                                                                     
Top
Miasma
Posted: 5 January 2011 - 05:11 AM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Agent
*****

Posts: 522
Joined: 9 Oct 2008
Gender:  
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: 
Episode:
Vehicle:
Jacket:  
House:  



A few thoughts....

I haven't seen the A-Team movie (or the TV series), so I can't judge that. But I'd say one of the best TV to Movie conversions was "The Fugitive." Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones did a fantastic job, as did the director, writer, and everyone else involved. I WISH we could get that level of quality for a MacGyver movie.

Regarding the casting: I used to hope that the original cast would be used, but at this point, I think it's extremely unlikely. RDA is getting too old, I think. I know Harrison Ford managed to do Indy 4, but Harrison kept in better shape than RDA did. I strongly suspect the Mac movie will bring a new, younger actor to the role. If the end result is as good as it was with The Fugitive, that's fine with me, though I have to say the nostalgic side of me would really enjoy seeing RDA reprise the role one last time.

Regarding the type of story I want to see:
I agree that it should be an action-oriented rescue mission kind-of-adventure. Or, if not a rescue mission, then maybe a plot involving sneaking across enemy lines to retrieve important information from a hostile nation, and then getting roped into a much larger situation.
There shouldn't be any preaching, though Mac should still maintain his aversion to guns (but I don't want to hear him preach about it.)

I'm on the fence about bringing in old characters like Jack Dalton, Murdoc, etc. If they can get the original actors, great, but otherwise, it may be best to not include those characters. However, Mac SHOULD be working for the Phoenix Foundation, and if they're recasting everyone, then Pete Thornton should be there. If they're sticking with the original actors for everyone else, then they should NOT recast Pete Thornton. They should just acknowledge that Pete died, and introduce a new chief of operations (Nikki Carpenter??)

Lots of things to consider....

But realistically, IF the movie ever gets made, here's how I see it being:
Mac will be recast as somebody younger, hipper, and slightly annoying. We won't like it. The script will be lame. The plot will be too tongue-in-cheek to the point of being annoying, the budget will be low so the look of the film will suffer. The Phoenix Foundation will be turned into some ultra-high-tech work place just for the heck of it. Pointless changes will be made (like maybe Mac's boss will be named Stanley Thornton or Pete Stanfield or whatever), Mac will have side-kick who will either be an ultra-cool black guy, or some impossibly good-looking young woman. Either way, that sidekick will end up being annoying and will hog up too much screen time.

Am I being too cynical? wink.gif







 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
MacGyverGod
Posted: 5 January 2011 - 08:58 AM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 4,555
Joined: 14 Jan 2004
Gender:  Male
Country: Belgium
SAK owned: Don't know

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Passages, Humanity
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



QUOTE
The main thing I hated about the A-team movie was when they just crushed the van without another thought.

I guess you and my best friend share the same opinion. Though he claims it was not the exact same van. The wheels were diffirent, but I think those are replaceable. Anyway metal is easy to be fixed as Mac said after the jeep crashed in The Outsiders. And if I'm not mistaken the van went through a couple of dives and tumbles itself in the show.

QUOTE
That's a good point.

it could well be fair to say that for a movie to work, it would need to be along the lines of a season 1 (maybe season 2) MacGyver.

A ten minute opener just to set the stage and than the movie evolves into the main part of a larger mission. hmm.bmp

QUOTE
I haven't seen the A-Team movie (or the TV series), so I can't judge that.

Though I haven't seen the show completely, I have seen many episodes though over the years and I've seen the movie. Actually my best friend is the big A-Team fan of the two of us as I am the Macfan. And he said the movie stayed very close to the basics of the show, it was just updated to the present times. Anyway the movie worked out for me but there could be multiple reasons for that. Stephen J. Canell did produce the movie however as he did the show and I think he did keep a watchful eye.

So Lee, Henry, John, Stephen if you're out there...

To my surprise the brothers Scott (Ridley and Tony) were also producers of the film. They've done their share of action flicks (The Last Boyscout, Black Rain). So it's their territory and The A-Team was known for over the top action.

I'd say try it, first the show than the movie. The movie did quite good so their might be hope.

QUOTE
But I'd say one of the best TV to Movie conversions was "The Fugitive." Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones did a fantastic job, as did the director, writer, and everyone else involved. I WISH we could get that level of quality for a MacGyver movie.

I never saw the original show though but I do like that movie very much. It gets 4,5 stars out of five on allmovie. That actually means something. A solid re-telling, and having good actors like Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones and Jeroen Krabbé. There's a bit of everything: action, drama, thriller. Good mix.

But reaching that level of quality... The only person I trust that would be able to make a solid MacGyver movie (with eventually or more likely a younger cast) is JJ Abrams. I've always said that because he made a very good third Mission Impossible film with old school action in it. In 2006 it was one of the first good old school and good old fashioned action films I had seen in a very long time. And I think you can more than well say he revived Star Trek because that one scores even better than M-I III. Two movies from old tv-shows that did very well at the theatres.

There's also Chris Nolan but that's doubtful too. I think we would get top notch entertainment but maybe a darker and more complicated story.

Peter Jackson, I think he understands the kind entertainment we're looking for but I think he would be busy for the next three years with The Hobbit and Tintin.

QUOTE
Regarding the casting: I used to hope that the original cast would be used, but at this point, I think it's extremely unlikely. RDA is getting too old, I think. I know Harrison Ford managed to do Indy 4, but Harrison kept in better shape than RDA did.

You never know. But it's through both Harrison and Sly kept in good shape. But I always said that I don't care if they can run long distances or run after car on foot as long they can swap punches in a good fight. It's more than enough for me.

QUOTE
I strongly suspect the Mac movie will bring a new, younger actor to the role.

Than my vote goes to Josh Holloway (Sawyer from Lost). Yeah I know a lot of Lost peoples. Last when I saw it I said Evangeline Lilly would be a great Nikki Carpenter.

QUOTE
If the end result is as good as it was with The Fugitive, that's fine with me, though I have to say the nostalgic side of me would really enjoy seeing RDA reprise the role one last time.

I guess you're not alone in that feeling. smile.gif

QUOTE
Regarding the type of story I want to see:
I agree that it should be an action-oriented rescue mission kind-of-adventure. Or, if not a rescue mission, then maybe a plot involving sneaking across enemy lines to retrieve important information from a hostile nation, and then getting roped into a much larger situation.
There shouldn't be any preaching, though Mac should still maintain his aversion to guns (but I don't want to hear him preach about it.)

If we get into hostile nations, I think it's very likely we would end up in the Middle-East and the movie might get a more controversial touch. It's debatable if that's a good or a bad thing. It could also be about fictional countries. There's no Iron Curtain anymore in our world, a splitted Germany, no bad Russians or Chinese anymore. Though I think Chinese baddies can an interesting idea though and it sticks close to many of the Chinese episodes. After all China has always played a great part in the world history and is probably now even a bigger nation than it was in the '80s.

QUOTE
I'm on the fence about bringing in old characters like Jack Dalton, Murdoc, etc. If they can get the original actors, great, but otherwise, it may be best to not include those characters. However, Mac SHOULD be working for the Phoenix Foundation, and if they're recasting everyone, then Pete Thornton should be there. If they're sticking with the original actors for everyone else, then they should NOT recast Pete Thornton. They should just acknowledge that Pete died, and introduce a new chief of operations (Nikki Carpenter??)

I don't think it would be that hard to get Bruce McGill and maybe Michael Des Barres neither. Recasting them... I can't exactly say who else can play Jack Dalton besides Bruce. Who else can have or look good with a bushy moustache and a left eye twitch? And Murdoc should be a British actor. Maybe have a look in England. Max Beesley maybe? He played a bad guy in Survivors, all he have to do is dye his hair a bit. But maybe his face is a bit too clear, he misses that darkness Murdoc had in Strictly Business. Maybe Christian Bale playing a bad guy for a change. Except he's not British. Or what about Cillian Murphy? Okay, the difference would be that Murdoc's dark brown eyes will be replaced by ice cold piercing blue eyes.

The only person who was capable or at least good enough to replace Dana Elcar was Don Davis. Except he's dead too. Imagine they come with W. Morgan Shepard. Now that would be disgraceful.

QUOTE
Lots of things to consider....

Yes indeed.

QUOTE
But realistically, IF the movie ever gets made, here's how I see it being:
Mac will be recast as somebody younger, hipper, and slightly annoying. We won't like it.

Chances are likely. I just hope it's no one of the hype flicks of the moment like Eclips and stuff because that's 16 year old (girls probably) entertainment.

QUOTE
The script will be lame.

You don't know that, let's not jump to any conclusions.

QUOTE
The plot will be too tongue-in-cheek to the point of being annoying

Maybe.

QUOTE
the budget will be low so the look of the film will suffer.

Again, you don't know that. Of course it all depends on expenses. If you think it would be a low budget film, we'd better ask for another tv-movie or it probably ends up in direct-to-dvd-hell. If I want the film to look good in matters of bright colors and etcetera I'd call Jerry Bruckheimer for money and Michael Bay for directing. I hope you like Michael Bay and his flicks. tongue.gif If not the usual stuff will do good enough for me at least.

QUOTE
Mac will have side-kick who will either be an ultra-cool black guy

Yeah, carrying the name Breeze or Billy Colton. In fact they might still get Cuba Gooding Jr to play the role.

QUOTE
or some impossibly good-looking young woman.

Yeah, like Elisha Cuthbert or Michelle Rodriguez or maybe Jessica Alba. hmm.bmp

QUOTE
Either way, that sidekick will end up being annoying and will hog up too much screen time.

Yeah and they're usually that ones that needs to be saved. biggrin.gif

QUOTE
Am I being too cynical?

Just a little. smile.gif
But I can understand your worries.

 
PMEmail PosterMSN                                                                     
Top
Rockatteer
Posted: 5 January 2011 - 10:52 AM                                    
Quote Post


Retired Staff Member
*********

Posts: 7,265
Joined: 29 Nov 2003
Gender:  Male
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



QUOTE
But realistically, IF the movie ever gets made, here's how I see it being:
Mac will be recast as somebody younger, hipper, and slightly annoying. We won't like it. The script will be lame. The plot will be too tongue-in-cheek to the point of being annoying, the budget will be low so the look of the film will suffer. The Phoenix Foundation will be turned into some ultra-high-tech work place just for the heck of it. Pointless changes will be made (like maybe Mac's boss will be named Stanley Thornton or Pete Stanfield or whatever), Mac will have side-kick who will either be an ultra-cool black guy, or some impossibly good-looking young woman. Either way, that sidekick will end up being annoying and will hog up too much screen time.

Am I being too cynical?

Remember that the original creator of the show Lee Zlutoff is an exec producer for the movie and hopefully that means that he's going to have a strong influence on the film.

I'm really hoping that the fact that it's taking so long to write the script means they are being pedantic about getting it right.


 
PM                                                                     
Top
Miasma
Posted: 6 January 2011 - 04:44 AM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Agent
*****

Posts: 522
Joined: 9 Oct 2008
Gender:  
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: 
Episode:
Vehicle:
Jacket:  
House:  



QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 5 January 2011 - 10:55 AM)
I'm really hoping that the fact that it's taking so long to write the script means they are being pedantic about getting it right.

It would be nice if that were the case, but a lot of times when a movie takes a long time to get made it isn't because it's going to be high-quality. More likely, it's because of one or both of the following:

1. It's been put on the back-burner because the studio or whoever doesn't really care about it and prefers to work on other things

2. Nobody can agree on a concept, so the final product ends up being a hodge-podge of various ideas which don't really gel together very well

Look at what happened with the fourth Indy movie. I enjoyed it, but the general concensus is that it was a subpar film, despite the fact that they took a LONG time to make it.

I know I'm probably being WAY too cynical. I just have a hard time believing that this movie will really be very good if it's ever made. I hope I'm wrong. MacGyver has the potential to be a GREAT movie (and maybe even a long-running movie franchise) if handled properly, but I guess I've seen these things get botched too many times.

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
 0 Members:
     

  Topic Options Pages: (2) [1] 2  Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll  


FIND MORE MACGYVER GEAR IN OUR STORE

 
  



  Contact          Privacy          Copyright © 2014 MacGyver Online