Hey, do you know that somewhat obscure Saturday Night Live sketch that stars Will Forte as the world’s worst special agent, a sort of McGyver clone who ends every mission by blowing himself sky-high? That one that was also used for an impressively worthless Superbowl ad campaign for Pepsi? You know, MacGruber!
Well, as we’ve explained before, MacGruber is headed to the big screen — and from what we here, it will also be an R-rated affair. And despite the fact that this all sounds incredibly dumb, we here at Reject HQ can’t wait to see what the hell director Jorma Taccone (member of the famed Lonely Island crew) can come up with. He’s got a solid cast, including Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer and Ryan Phillippe. He’s got a script from Will Forte and long-time SNL scribe John Solomon. And most of all, he’s got our attention — as no one can really figure out what a MacGruber movie will entail. All I know is that it had better end with MacGruber blowing himself up in some way, shape or form.
I tell you that to tell you this: JustJared has posted some photographic evidence that this MacGruber film is actually happening. Above and below, you will see Will Forte, Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe on set doing their thing. No photos yet of the villain named Cunth (played by Val Kilmer), but I’m sure those aren’t far off.
MacGruber is scheduled to hit theaters April 16, 2010. You can see the photos over at JustJared.