CBS’ Sexy Young ‘MacGyver’ Reboot Gets a Sexy Young ‘X-Man’ to Lead
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.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, X-Men: First Class and Apocalypse star Lucas Till will pick up the role iconically played by Richard Dean Anderson, joining Joshua Boone in the regular role as Gunner, MacGyver’s best friend from high school, and CSI star George Eads.
Following an early 2009 attempt at a movie reboot, as well as additional efforts, Furious 7 helmer James Wan’s new take on a younger MacGyver has been given an official pilot order, with a synopsis that reads thusly:
A reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver as he gets recruited into a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.
Wan himself was originally set to direct the pilot episode, now helmed by David Von Ancken, while Paul Downs Colaizzo will write and executive produce under fellow EPs Michael Clear and Henry Winkler (yes, that Henry Winkler).
For those unaware, the original MacGyver starred Richard Dean Anderson and ran for an impressive seven seasons on ABC, preceding two made-for-TV movies in the ‘90s. Not only that, but former CW home The WB even attempted a Young MacGyver with a pre-Supernatural Jared Padalecki, ultimately passing on the project.
You can check out the original MacGyver below, and stay tuned for news of the reboot.