Saw director James Wan is in talks with New Line to helm the feature film adaptation of MacGyver, one of the most successful shows in the world in the 1980s.
Wan seems an unlikely director for a movie, having previously helped create Saw, directed Insidious, and just finished The Conjuring for New Line.
Despite the fact he wouldn’t appear as a natural choice for this project, Wan’s successes have made him the new go-to guy at New Line.
A script was drafted by Jason Richman, who wrote films like Swing Vote, Bangkok Dangerous and Bad Company, and was most recently worked over by Brian and Mark Gunn (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island).
There’s no word if Richard Dean Anderson will reprise the role that brought his fame.
There’s no plot details on the film neither, but the show MacGyver follows the secret agent Angus MacGyver, who refuses to carry a gun and most of the time he resolves his tension-filled situations without violence, using his wits and whatever was lying around to fight criminals..
If Wan makes a deal, you can be sure that MacGyver’s devices in this movie are going to be the best friggin’ gadgets ever seen.
As for Wan, the studio moved The Conjuring from its January release date to July after test screenings that scored through the roof.