Jason Richman pens the MacGyver movie

Jason Richman has been hired to write the script for the MacGyver movie.

The plot follows an incredibly resourceful secret agent for the Phoenix Foundation who frequently would escape from dangerous situations with ingenious and lightning-quick engineering trickery.

Richman has previously worked on films including Black Hawk Down, Rush Hour 3 and Bad Company.

The original MacGyver was a science-oriented adventure series that ran from 1985-92, it starred Stargate’s Richard Dean Anderson.