Lucas Till is de nieuwe MacGyver in de CBS reboot

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Lucas Till is de nieuwe MacGyver

Het ziet er naar uit dat CBS reboot van de jaren ’80 actieserie MacGyver de titelrol heeft gecast. Volgens The Hollywood Reporter zal de 25 jarige Lucas Till, Havok in de X-Men franchise, de rol overnemen van Richard Dean AndersonJoshua Boone zal ook te zien zijn in de serie, net als George Eads (CSI).

Alhoewel James Wan niet meer de pilot zal gaan regisseren, blijft hij wel verbonden aan de serie als uitvoerend producent. Zijn plaats wordt overgenomen door David Von Ancken. Wan zei eerder:

“My initial concept was I wanted to do a young college MacGyver who went to Boston, one of the great universities, who’s really brilliant, right? He’s so smart he could never feel like he fit into a world that is an establishment. So he’s always a bit of an outsider. He’s very crafty, he’s very smart, all kinds of science and mathematics and engineering. I wanted to put my MacGyver story around something like a ‘North by Northwest’: He gets blamed for something that he had designed, something really big that’s something everyone wanted, and now someone has weaponized it and everyone’s coming after him. He’s running for his life and he’s trying to clear his name, not quite unlike the structure of ‘Enemy of the State.’ So imagine ‘Enemy of the State’ if Will Smith had the brains of MacGyver.”

De originele MacGyver serie zag in de hoofdrol Anderson en kreeg zeven seizoen en op ABC. De serie liep van 1985 tot 1992. Ditmaal volgen we een jonge MacGyver. De synopsis luidt als volgt:

“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.”

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