All You Need to Get a Movie Deal is an Old TV Guide, baking soda, and Richard Dean Anderson.

MacGYVER is the lastest old TV series being developed for the big screen. Raffaella De Laurentiis, Dino De Laurentiis, Martha De Laurentiis and series creator Lee Zlotoff are producing for New Line. 

"We think we're a stick of chewing gum, a paper clip and an A-list writer away from a global franchise," said New Line's Richard Brener.

6 thoughts on “All You Need to Get a Movie Deal is an Old TV Guide, baking soda, and Richard Dean Anderson.”

  1. Okay, I have say no to this.
    MacGyver is not something that needs to be on the big screen.
    A huge no.
    This is worse than the idea of bringing back Magnum P.I.
    They’re gonna do it wrong and get him too mixed up with technology and it’ll be all wrong.
    I love MacGyver. I love the little skits SNL does with MacGruber.
    I will not love this new thing when they cast LaBeouf (however you spell that) or Zeffron as MacGyver.
    I am asking nicely for this not to happen or you’ll make Murdoc cry.

  2. Hey Lee,
    I LOVED MacGyver when it was on and never missed an episode. He was bright, funny, inventive, HUMAN, and looked great in jeans.
    What’s not to love?
    I understand Bri’s trepidation…I was sure I’d HATE Captain Picard…but it worked out fine in the end….maybe this will too.
    fingers crossed,

  3. It could totally work–if they make sure Richard Dean Anderson has a part, and the writers are the team that did 1999’s The Mummy. That bunch or Joss Whedon.
    Nathan Fillion has what it takes (and looks good in jeans!) to play Mac in the 21st Century.
    Okay, Brendon Fraser does, too!

  4. Lee,
    Speaking of Nathan Fillion, and new shows,(although not a canadian one) What do you think of Castle?
    I liked both episodes so far. I hope the poker games aren’t a regular feature though, the acting was a bit…well…to put it delicately…strained? LOL But they– both Patterson and Cannell– looked great and like they enjoyed being there.

  5. Clarifying: Patterson and Canell looked like they enjoyed being there on screen I mean. Obviously I know that it’s their show.
    After I posted I had this flash forward of me in the future…screenplay in hand…down to the final meeting for the sale…
    I walk into the room, and there’s Mr. Cannell, and he says..”So, I hear that you posted on Lee Golberg’s blog back in 2009 that you don’t think I can act”
    wouldn’t that be a kick in the teeth?


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