Tom Selleck's hit 1980s TV show MAGNUM, P.I. is being adapted for the big screen.

Rawson Marshall Thurber, who wrote and directed Dodgeball, has signed on to take charge of the movie.

The 1980's series made moustached Selleck a star for his role as THOMAS MAGNUM, a former Navy intelligence officer-turned-Ferrari-driving private investigator.

The big-screen version will feature Magnum searching for a missing friend with the help of his former military mates.

Cinderella Man producer Brian Grazer is teaming up with director Ron Howard's company Imagine Entertainment to produce the film.

No word has been given on who will fill Selleck's role.