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MACGRUBER Movie is Coming

Saturday Night Live is attempting a MacGruber Movie.

By Jarrod Sarafin     July 08, 2009
Source: Variety


Will Forte is SNL's MACGRUBER(2009).
© SNL

Every once in a while you come upon a particular news item where you can almost visualize the brain cells dying in some Hollywood executive think-tank thousands of miles away. While last weekend's announcement of a View-Master movie, based on the Fisher-Price toy, was a prime example of this modern day creative crisis we now have another to pass along to you patient readers.

Variety is reporting that SNL producers and Relativity Media believe the time is ripe for a MacGruber feature film, based on the Will Forte spy character skit that spoofs the popular 80's character MacGyver. Forte, who's returning to SNL this fall, will play the lead character while comedian Kristen Wiig will reprise her Vicki character for the full-length film. The trade also reports that Val Kilmer and Ryan Phillippe are in negotiations to jump on board.

Hoping to join such timeless classics as The Ladies Man, Coneheads, It's Pat, Stuart Saves His Family and A Night at the Roxbury, SNL head honcho Lorne Michaels will produce the adaptation alongside Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh while Tucker Tooley will exec produce along with Erin David and the show's head writer Seth Meyers.

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Chopsaki 7/8/2009 1:42:03 AM

Im sure this will be just as bad as its predecessors but there usually good for at least 1 or 2 funny moments. I did find the macgrubber skits funny I just wonder how they think they can sustain that for an hour and a half. Will Fortes mullet is gonna be working overtime.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 7/8/2009 2:17:40 AM

Hey, Jarrod not trying to be an ass or the Grammar Police - good article by the way - but it's dying.  As an aspiring writer these little things annoy me.

JarrodSarafin 7/8/2009 2:47:10 AM

Thanks, Mr. Jaw. That word was supposed to be intentionally italicized next to "brain cells" in a failed attempt at late-night humor. But I see the italic demon didn't take when published. Wasn't even funny to boot, which is #1 sign of being tired. I tried my best to keep the sarcasm from dripping in this story and believe I did a fine job. Shit, I deserve an award on that one at least. :)

Darkknight2280 7/8/2009 4:26:21 AM

Love this skit on SNL but i dont think it can/will hold up as a feature length movie..but i could be wrong. I didnt think Waynes world could either. I feel SNL has gotten good in the past year, i actually watch it now!

Ryodin 7/8/2009 4:58:00 AM

This is one of the worst, most un-funny skits on SNL. I usually just fast-forward through them with my Tivo. Ugh! Someone in Hollywood needs to be tortured for this.

Dazzler 7/8/2009 5:04:27 AM

Keep it on the cheap side and the adult side and it should be good. 

almostunbiased 7/8/2009 5:10:36 AM

LAME!

Flint521466 7/8/2009 5:20:32 AM

Will Forte is about as funny as cancer.

redhairs99 7/8/2009 5:51:50 AM

The first sketch made me chuckle a little and then a little more when Richard Dean Anderson joined the act.  I've fast-forwarded through it everytime since. 

ReleaseTheseFeces 7/8/2009 6:30:22 AM

The only purpose for this film is for potential Family Guy fodder.

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