A mere nine years after Tim Meadows smooth-talked his way to instant cinematic superstardom in 2000’s The Ladies Man, the SNL movie machine has roared back into action with the announcement of an upcoming cinematic vehicle for MacGruber, Will Forte’s mulleted parody of Richard Dean Anderson’s 80s TV action hero.
According to the good folks over at Variety, Forte will co-write the script with John Solomon and Jorma Taccone of The Lonely Island fame. Taccone will also direct. Being fans of Forte, The Lonely Island and the character we’re cautiously optimistic. Besides, if movies like Superstar and It’s Pat: The Movie have taught us anything, it’s that if an idea is funny in bite-sized chunks, it’s gut-bustingly hilarious when lovingly extended to ninety minutes.