CBS’ proposed young MacGyver reboot has ben raising eyebrows for a few months now, ordered to series despite a near-total discard of the original pilot, but at least some good news is in order. Not only is Furious 7 and The Conjuring director James Wan back in to helm the pilot, but so too have new details of the revamped story arrived.
CBS didn’t show us anything new by the official 2017 Star Trek teaser, but will the same be true of its other new franchises Training Day, or MacGyver? Judge for yourself, as the latest movie-TV reboots get official trailers fro the 2016-17 season, looking far different than anything you remember.
Now that one of CBS’ most visible 2016 decisions is out of the way, the eye network sets its gaze on the new crop of pickups, and what they might replace. Officially ordered to series now are a Training Day sequel with Bill Paxton as the lead, and a thrice-baked MacGyver reboot, among others.
Seeing as it may take awhile for a sexy new MacGruber, we’ll have to settle for CBS’ young MacGyver reboot. To wit, X-Men franchise star Lucas Till will raise a little Havok with paper clips and chewing gum, taking the title role in TV’s forthcoming reboot.
This week CBS announced plans for a MacGyver reboot TV show, featuring a younger version of the character portrayed by Richard Dean Anderson on the classic series. James Wan — who was previously attached to direct a MacGyver film — will direct the pilot, but just in case that doesn’t work out, Lionsgate has announced that they’re (still) developing a MacGyver movie.
A ways back, we’d heard that the ever-clever MacGyver had reinvented himself with a new CBS series under Furious 7 helmer James Wan, returning to that faithful well of a young origin story. That dream is today reality for he Eye, as CBS grants an official pilot order to a new generation of MacGyver, with sexy results.
What, you thought Lethal Weapon the only iconic ‘80s property getting the TV reboot treatment today? What a story, Mark. In any case, there’s no inventing around this one, as Furious 7 helmer James Wan has in mind to reboot MacGyver for CBS, at long last.
It looks like New Line is looking to keep things in the family for their 'MacGyver' movie -- the studio is moving forward on the project with director James Wan, who helmed the studio's upcoming horror flick 'The Conjuring' and his previous psychological horror 'Insidious.'