Saw director James Wan will helm MacGyver

Classic TV show gets a big-screen adaptation

Hit TV show and frequent source of Simpsons mickey-taking MacGyver is getting a big-screen adaptation, with a less than likely name slated to fill the director's chair.

James Wan, the director of horror shockers Saw and Insidious, is reportedly set to be helming the project, in one of the more surprising directorial appointments of recent years.

For those of you unfamiliar with the TV show, MacGyver was a secret agent with an aversion to guns and a predilection for homemade gadgets and gizmos. He was the kind of chap who could take down a whole cartel of baddies armed only with a biro and a pack of Blu-Tack.

The character was the loose inspiration for recent parody flick MacGruber, but it seems that film's flaccid box-office performance hasn't dissuaded New Line for giving the original a new lease of life.

Wan will be directing from a script originally written by Jason Richman and reworked by Brian and Mark Gunn, with work set to begin on the project in the coming months. As for who should play MacGyver, get those suggestions in to the comments board below…

Who should play MacGyver? Tell us, below!


    • Azazeal4eva

      Nov 13th 2012, 14:30

      Jim Cadvizel would be perfect or have I been watching to much Person of Interest?

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    • lisadabrowski

      Nov 13th 2012, 16:25

      Michael Easton would do a good job...xx

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    • BobTheSkull

      Nov 13th 2012, 17:46

      Azazeal, I get where you're coming from since I'm watching the first season of that right now! Only thing is, he's a bit too serious in PoI to really be MacGyver in my opinion. I've not really seen much where he's played anything upbeat the way I remember MacGyver to be. Would be interesting to see though.

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    • DravenCage

      Nov 13th 2012, 23:03

      I know it's almost a cliché to mention him when a male lead comes up, but I genuinely think this role would be perfect for Nathan Fillion.

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    • BobTheSkull

      Nov 14th 2012, 0:32

      I never thought of Nathan before for this, but yeah, he would be bang on for this.

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    • Monkeynuts30

      Nov 15th 2012, 8:32

      Sharlto Copley would be a good choice for my money.

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    • Alien

      Nov 19th 2012, 17:07

      Hayden Christensen. Very similar look, young. Good potential.

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