“Saw” franchise director James Wan has confirmed that he’s in talks to direct a film revival of the classic ’80s TV series “MacGyver,” about an incredibly resourceful detective who delighted audiences by fashioning everyday objects into weapons and devices that allowed him to escape from dangerous situations.
“People are surprised??” Wan tweeted when the news hit via THR. “You guys never saw shades of MacG in Jigsaw??” Indeed, Jigsaw was resourceful… though, with much more nefarious intent.
Jason Richman, Brian Gunn, and Mark Gunn have collaborated on the script for the feature film. As of now, there’s no word on who will play MacGyver, or whether the now 63-year-old Richard Dean Anderson will reprise the role or cameo in the film.
If we might make a suggestion… “Supernatural’s” Jared Padalecki played MacGyver’s nephew, Clay, in a 2003 pilot called “Young MacGyver.” A decade later, he’s totally got the hair to pull off Not-As-Young MacGyver. Just saying.