James Wan to direct MacGyver movie

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Aussie director James Wan, whose new film “The Conjuring” is garnering great buzz, will direct a long-gestating film version of ’80s TV series “MacGyver”. The project hails from the same crowd he did “The Conjuring” with (possibility of Patrick Wilson playing MacGyver too.. maybe?!).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wan’s film won’t be a big-budget action extravaganza, but something modestly budgeted. It won’t be a comedy spoof either – that ground already well-covered by the recent “MacGruber”.

Jason Richman (“Bangkok Dangerous”, “Bad Company”) wrote the first draft of the movie script.