With MacGyver spoof MacGruber now in theaters, work is starting on a big-screen MacGyver adaptation. THR reports that New Line has hired screenwriter Jason Richman to adapt the screenplay.
For McGyver fans unfamiliar with Richman, his previous work has been on the Nicolas Cage bomb Bangkok Dangerous and the comedy dud Swing Vote starring Kevin Costner. Richman has also done uncredited work on Rush Hour 3 and wrote a draft of Beverly Hills Cop 4.
The MacGyver TV series ran for seven seasons on ABC, from 1985-1992, with Richard Dean Anderson playing the part of a secret agent who relied on his scientific knowledge and ability to solve desperate situations with common, household items rather than use a gun. No word on whether Anderson will play title role or when production will begin on the project. Posted 05.22.10 by Ryan