The producers of a reboot of classic '80s show MacGyver say they've found their new star.

Variety reported X-Men star Lucas Till will play the part of the show's hero, a DIY expert who thwarts bad guys using know-how and everyday equipment.

The reboot is described as a "reimagining" of the show which turned Richard Dean Anderson into a cult figure.

Richard Dean Anderson as MacGyver.
Richard Dean Anderson as MacGyver.

It will follow 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," Variety reported.

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Till plays Havok in the next X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse.

- nzherald.co.nz