MacGruber, the action comedy based on one of Will Forte’s SNL characters, will be out this spring. Considering that the movie is written by Forte himself, as well as his Saturday Night Live collaborators, we can expect at least one source of good laughs this coming spring. He is joined by some of his colleagues from the famous live show, like Kristen Wiig as the female lead, or Maya Rudolph. The cast is completed by some ‘stars-for-flavour’, like Val Kilmer as the bad guy, Ryan Phillippe, Powers Boothe and a string of cameos by well known wrestlers — it’s a comedy, so it’s allowed.
MacGruber continues an impressive tradition of films based on SNL sketches, like Wayne’s World, A Night at the Roxbury, The Ladies Man, you name it. If you’re not familiar with the character, you should just know that he’s a parody of MacGyver, just that he doesn’t save the day. Ever. Here’s the trailer, hopefully they haven’t used up all the good stuff in it: