"Saw" and "Insidious" director James Wan is in negotiations to helm the cinematic remake/reboot of the "MacGyver" franchise at New Line.
The classic 80's TV series starred Richard Dean Anderson as a resourceful guy who could bring together everyday objects to solve crimes and escape perilous situations.
Jason Richman, Brian and Mark Gunn have all worked on the script. Lee Zlotoff, Raffaella and Martha De Laurentiis are producing.
The hiring of Wan indicates a likelihood that the film will stick to both a serious tone and a tight budget. "Insidious" was made for just $1.5 million and raked in nearly $100 million worldwide.
Source: Heat Vision