Saturday, October 03, 2015

Roots of Invention

Was there a crying need for this revival? From Double O Section:
According to Deadline, Furious 7 director James Wan is teaming with R. Scott Gemmill (NCIS: L.A.) and original series executive producer Henry Winkler on a television reboot of MacGyver for CBS. The new series will be a prequel of sorts (though, of course, set today) focusing on a twenty-something Angus MacGyver. It’s unknown if it will be set prior to his days with intelligence agency DSX or The Phoenix Foundation, but it will show how he acquired his knack for making bombs out of Bic pens and binder clips.
Variety notes that “Wan had been attached to direct a feature rendition of MacGyver that has been in development at New Line. The WB Network also took a stab at developing a Young MacGyver series in 2003 but it never came to fruition.” We’ll see if this new MacGyer can more cleverly engineer a way onto the small screen.

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