Lee David Zlotoff, the real life inspiration for MacGyver, announced at Maker Faire today that a big budget MacGyver movie is in the works. According to the post on Gizmodo, Zlotoff somehow ended up with the movie rights years ago, which is very uncommon.
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IMDB doesn't list it yet: http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=macgyver&x=0&y=0
Story via Slashdot (http://news.slashdot.org/news/08/05/04/1714236.shtml) via Gizmodo (http://gizmodo.com/386877/holy-crap-macgyver-blockbuster-film-coming)
and while its titled as such, i doubt this is the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh173w-gnHE). Also, i did a quick check of snopes first (http://search.atomz.com/search/?sp-q=macgyver&getit=Go&sp-a=00062d45-sp00000000&sp-advanced=1&sp-p=all&sp-w-control=1&sp-w=alike&sp-date-range=-1&sp-x=any&sp-c=100&sp-m=1&sp-s=0)
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