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James Wan has long hoped to direct a MacGyver reboot, and now he’ll finally get his wish. The Conjuring and Aquaman director has been set to helm the first episode of CBS’ upcoming series, on which he was already serving as executive producer. The show is a prequel, starring X-Men: Apocalypse‘s Lucas Till as a younger version of television’s most resourceful hero.  Read More »

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Now that Supergirl‘s flown over to The CW and Rush Hour‘s been cancelled, what reason will you have to keep tuning into CBS this fall? The network has unleashed trailers for a slew of new shows they’re hoping will catch your eye, including a different kind of superhero show (MacGyver), another film-to-TV remake (Training Day), a new Jason Katims drama (Pure Genius), a new Joel McHale comedy (The Great Indoors), and two separate, unrelated comedies about working-class men forced to spend time at home (Kevin James‘ Kevin Can Wait and Matt LeBlanc‘s Man With a Plan). Watch all the CBS 2016-2017 trailers below. Read More »

Lucas Till Xmen

CBS is hoping MacGyver will be the next beloved ’80s / ’90s hit to make a roaring comeback, and to that end they’ve cast a lead who has some experience with rebooted classic properties. Lucas Till, best known for playing mutant Havok in Fox’s X-Men series, has clinched the role of the resourceful agent, while Joshua Boone (Fan Girl) will co-star as MacGyver’s BFF.  Read More »

MacGyver Movie

Joining the barrage of remakes and reboots, the action adventure TV series MacGyver will be making a comeback. But what’s unique about the return of this property is that it has both a film adaptation and a TV series reboot in the works at the same time.

Just a few days ago, CBS officially ordered a pilot episode for a new MacGyver series, inspired by the show that ran on ABC from 1985 to 1992. In addition, today Lionsgate revealed that they’re working on a MacGyver movie, something that has been kicking around Hollywood for awhile, never finding any firm ground at various studios over the years. Find out more about each of these new MacGyver incarnations below. Read More »

MacGyver TV Reboot

Way back in 2012, we reported that James Wan was working on a new big-screen feature about MacGyver. The movie never actually came to pass, obviously, but now Wan will get to tackle the resourceful hero from a different angle. CBS has put into development a MacGyver television series, with Wan set to direct the pilot. Get more details on the MacGyver TV reboot after the jump.  Read More »

CBS Starts Its Own Streaming Service

CBS All Access

Just in time to really get cord-cutters excited after this week’s news of HBO’s plan to offer internet-only subscriptions, CBS is launching its own all-access digital service. In fact, the project is called CBS All Access, and it launches today at CBS.com and via iOS and Android apps. Pricing info and more details are below.

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No, not MacGruber… MacGyver. The hit TV show, starring Richard Dean Anderson as a secret agent who didn’t like guns but DID like building improvised bombs and other clever homebrew options to escape from dangerous situations, is coming to theaters. Finally. Producers have been trying to make a MacGyver movie for some time, and the flat box office of parody takeoff MacGruber isn’t changing that.

Now the film is happening, with an unlikely director. James Wan, who helped create Saw, directed Insidious, and just finished The Conjuring for New Line, is being given more than a paperclip and stick of gun to cobble together an explosive update of the TV series. Now that I think about it, though, maybe the guy who helped create a horror series about a character who cobbles together fancy traps isn’t such a left-field choice for MacGyver. Read More »

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With MacGruber set to hit theaters, Wanrer Bros/New Line is fast tracking development on a big screen adaptation of the hit television show MacGyver (development was first announced in March). Raffaella and Martha De Laurentiis are producing, along with series creator Lee Zlotoff.

Risky Business is reporting that Jason Richman has been hired to pen the script. Richman is a credited screenwriter on Bangkok Dangerous, Swing Vote, and Bad Company, while he did uncredited work on films including Black Hawk Down, Rush Hour 3, and the proposed Beverly Hills Cop 4. Besides BHD, Richman’s resume of films looks pretty poor if you ask me.

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If you’ve been reading /Film for a while, then you know my obsession with minimalistic movie poster design. We’ve featured many of these simple 2-4 color streamlined posters on the site in the past, but never anything having to do with television. Graphic artist Albert Exergian has created a bunch of minimalistic posters for some of television’s most popular shows. And while these aren’t as conceptually clever as what I’m used to, I can still appreciate many of these. I’ve included a sample after the jump. You can buy prints of many of these posters for £50.00 on Blanka.

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