Monday, November 12, 2012

Saw, Insidious director takes on . . . MacGyver!?!

You read that right: James Wan, he who's made some pretty creepy and influential horror films, is in talks to direct a big-screen adaptation of the classic 80s adventure series MacGyver.. 

There's been rumblings about a MacGyver movie for years. And hey, if The A-Team can do it and an Equalizer flick is on the way, why the fuck not? Wan would be an interesting choice, and he's dabbled in action before with the under appreciated Death Sentence. 

The ABC series ran for seven years starting in the late 1980s, with Richard Dean Anderson as the titular be-coiffed agent of the Phoenix Foundation. What made MacGyver unique was he didn't use guns, but escaped tough situations with what he could find -- tools, tape, paperclips, gum etc.

I'm not even going to ponder if this will be any good. It all comes down to the casting and how Wan, should he sign on the dotted line, approaches the material. Until then, we'll leave you with the show's opening credits.

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