James Wan to direct MacGyver reboot?

James Wan (Furious 7, Saw, The Conjuring), the Malaysian born director pretty hot since the blockbuster success of Furious 7 is working with CBS for a reboot of old 80’s series MacGyver.

According to EW, James Wan will finally bring his vision of the reboot to reality after early attempt of to reboot it as a movie in 2009 which did not go anywhere. The new concept synopsis reads out like this:

A reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver as he gets recruited into a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.”

James Wan will direct the first episode with CBS veteran Scott Gemmill as the showrunner while Micheal Clear and Henry Winkler (yes, the Happy Days Fonz) as executive producers. The old series starred Richard Dean Anderson and ran for seven seasons on ABC, followed with two made-for-TV movies in the early 90s.

Reportedly, the famous director had to give up a few projects in order to push the MacGyver TV project forward. Now, let’s watch this opening and closing credit of the iconic 80s series for nostalgia sake: