New Line Cinema have signed Australian director James Wan to direct the MacGyver feature film. Wan is best know for directing the horror flick ‘Saw’ and has a list of other horror/thriller films to his credit.
Born in Malaysia, Wan grew up in Perth, Western Australia where he first discovered MacGyver and became a huge fan of the show. MacGyver creator Lee David Zlotoff said “his vision for the film sounds almost identical to mine so I’m excited.” This will mark Wans debut into the action/adventure genre with most of his movies being within the horror/thriller realm.
As well as directing, Wan is also an accomplished writer and producer.