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'Saw' Director Takes On the Anti-Jigsaw: 'MacGyver'

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Okay, so when you think of the 1980s cult TV hit "MacGyver," you probably don't immediately think of torture porn.

But that's about to change in a big way, as according to The Hollywood Reporter, "Saw" director James Wan is in talks with New Line to direct the big screen adaptation of "MacGyver."

And this one actually makes a lot more sense than you might think.

After all, "MacGyver," for those of you who don't remember the '80s, was a guy who had an uncanny knack for being able to build bizarre and amazing contraptions out of whatever household items happened to be lying around. And he used this talent to save lives. Stuck in a cave with only an egg beater? Don't worry, MacGyver will somehow turn that into a rocket launcher and perform a rescue before you know it!

The "Saw" franchise, on the other hand, revolves around the exploits of the anti-MacGyver, Jigsaw, who takes households items and turns them into crazy contraptions that rip people's heads off. It's really the same schtick, only backwards.

Of course, the deal isn't quite done yet, so it's no guarantee with Wan will be using his powers for good this time around. But if he does, you can be sure of one thing: MacGyver's contraptions in this movie are going to be the best friggin' contraptions ever seen. Just ask Jigsaw.

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