James Wan in talks to direct 'MacGyver' movie

New Line is cobbling together its "MacGyver" movie, entering talks with James Wan after the director's supernatural horror pic "The Conjuring" pleased studio brass.

Based on the 1980s TV series starring Richard Dean Anderson, the show followed Angus MacGyver, an agent of the fictional government agency The Phoenix Foundation. MacGyver never carried a gun, using his wits and whatever was lying around to fight criminals.

No plot details have emerged for the script that Jason Richman drafted and was most recently worked over by Brian and Mark Gunn. Whether Anderson would be involved is not known.

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