TV’s most resourceful hero may be coming to a multiplex near you, as reports have surface of talks to bring MacGyver to the big screen as a new feature film.
Saw director James Wan is reportedly in discussions to making a movie based on the beloved 1980s/’90s TV show about a secret agent (played in the series by Richard Dean Anderson) who could build a nuclear reactor out of a gum wrapper and a ballpoint pen.
For those who worry that the director of the ultra-violent Saw franchise is the right person to adapt MacGyver, Want tweeted, “People are surprised?? You guys never saw shades of MacG in Jigsaw??”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a script has already been completed, although there’s no word on who will be playing MacGyver.