THR.com’s Risky Business has word that writer Jason Richman (Swing Vote, Bad Company, Bangkok Dangerous remake) has been brought in to punch up the script for the theatrical adaptation of MacGyver for New Line. In addition to his IMDB credits, Richman has also done uncredited work on films such as Black Hawk Down and Rush Hour 3 and also did a pass on Beverly Hills Cop 4. MacGyver, of course, is based on the Richard Dean Anderson spy-meets-genius show where Anderson portrayed the secret agent who used scientific trickery and homemade gadgets to get out of the ridiculous amount of danger in which he found himself. The show was also the inspiration for the upcoming parody, MacGruber, starring Will Forte and Val Kilmer.
Still no word on casting nor on a director. Raffaella De Laurentiis is producing “MacGyver” through her Raffaella
Prods. along with Martha De Laurentiis and series creator Lee Zlotoff.
Dino De Laurentiis is executive producing.