James Wan (Saw, Insidious) is stepping out of the horror genre, entering negotiations to direct MacGyver for Warner Bros.

We first reported on the project back in May 2010, when the studio hired Jason Richman (Bangkok Dangerous, Swing Vote) to write the screenplay. Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) have provided the most recent script revisions.

The original MacGyver TV series, which ran from 1985 to 1992, starred Richard Dean Anderson as the title character, a secret agent working for The Phoenix Foundation. Although he never carried a gun, MacGyver used his innate technical know-how to defeat the bad guys with a variety of weapons he builds himself. It isn't known if Richard Dean Anderson will be involved in this theatrical remake.

Martha De Laurentiis and Raffaella De Laurentiis are producing alongside Lee David Zlotoff. No production schedule was given.