New Line putting MacGyver, the hit ABC series, into development as a feature film. Raffaella De Laurentiis, daughter of Dino De Laurentiis (who is executive producer), is producing the project through her Raffaella Prods. along with Martha De Laurentiis and series creator Lee Zlotoff.
MacGyver starred Richard Dean Anderson and ran for seven seasons on ABC from 1985-92. Two telefilms, also starring Anderson, aired in 1994. There’s currently no writer attached, but according to THR, New Line “hopes to find a script that can acknowledge how the concept has staked a place into pop culture yet still makes for a serious and fun adventure movie: “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, who will oversee with Sam Brown and Walter Hamada.