Pure Evel: According to Variety, director McG is turning his attention to a daring, devilish icon of the 1970s -- Evel Knievel.

McG is the latest helmer to be attached to Universal Pictures' Knievel biopic, "Pure Evel." Scribe Andrew Walker ("Seven") will pen a new draft of the script.

The film will focus on a narrow slice of Knievel's life, he said, tracking the stuntman's rise to fame as he jumped everything from buses to a canyon, thrilling auds when he landed safely -- or crashed and broke nearly every bone in his body. McG envisions ending at Knievel's much-hyped, failed rocket jump across the Snake River Canyon.