'MacGyver' Movie Reboot Being Developed By Lionsgate

By Matt O'Bryant

It is being reported by The Hollywood Reporter that the beloved television show MacGyver will be getting the big screen reboot treatment sometime in the near future. The original MacGyver television show starred Richard Dean Anderson as the legendary MacGyver, and ran for a total of seven seasons until its finale in 1992. The show later came back as two made-for-tv movies a couple of years later in 1994. In case you never saw this badass show back in the day, you can watch the entire series on Netflix right now. Here is the official summary from TV.com.

MacGyver was one of my favorites when I was a kid, every episode was awesome. It will be very interesting to see the direction they take with this movie, hopefully it is done well. While there isn't much information about the project at this point, what we do know is detailed below. 

According to THR:

Lionsgate plans a MacGyver movie reboot as part of a development deal with CBS.

21 Jump Street’s Neal Moritz and original MacGyver creator Lee David Zlotoff will produce the MacGyver reimagining for Lionsgate, the studio announced Friday morning during an analyst call. The movie reboot is part of a development partnership with CBS as that network plans its own TV pilot adaptation to come from scribe Paul Downs Colaizzo, with Henry Winkler executive producing.

The development deal will see CBS take the lead on the TV reboot, while Lionsgate oversees the movie adaptation. The original MacGyver series ran for seven seasons and 139 episodes, spanning two TV movies on ABC in 1994.
— The Hollywood Reporter

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No release date has been announced for this upcoming film.