Monday, July 13, 2009

MacGruber v. Viewmaster: The Movie

Val Kilmer and Ryan Phillippe in talks for 'MacGruber'
by Jeff Labrecque
Saturday Night Live's MacGruber is about to explode on the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Will Forte's recurring sketch parody about an easily distracted MacGyver-type has Ryan Phillippe and Val Kilmer in its sights for a full-length adaptation. Phillippe would play an Army colonel who recruits the jaded MacGruber (Forte) for a mission to stop a nuclear-armed villain, conceivably played by Kilmer. Kristin Wiig will reprise her supporting role, Lorne Michaels will producer, and Jorma Taccone, who helmed most of the skits on SNL, will direct.

I'm a little skeptical, but if anyone could play the villain, in the Macgruber movie, it would have to be Val Kilmer. He's hilarious. If you doubt me, watch "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," sometime.

View Master Movie:

I thought somebody was pulling my leg when I read about View Master: The Movie. However, apparently, it's a real project. Seriously, the project is being funded by DreamWorks and will be an action/adventure movies around the toy? Who knows?
I'm still skeptical that this will ever make it to the big screen.


Steve said...

Meh. I LOVE MacGruber, but like most SNL movies, sounds like a good idea until you are 45 mins into it and want to do something else, haha.

Sherpa said...

Oh, SNL movies about characters rarely work. I'm still holding out dim hope for the Debbie Downer movie.

The only one that ever worked was the Blue Brothers, and that's one of the great comedies of the '80s. Love that show.

Anonymous said...

Wayne's World was OK, and The Waterboy worked (the character was loosely based on 'Canteen Boy'). Yep, not much beyond those.

Don't forget Val Kilmer in 'Top Secret' and 'Real Genius'.