According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rawson Marshall Thurber has signed on to write and direct the big-screen adaptation of Magnum PI for Universal Pictures. Brian Grazer will produce the feature via his Imagine Entertainment banner.
Magnum PI, the 1980-88 CBS series created by Glen Larson and Don Bellisario, followed the adventures of Thomas Magnum, a Navy intelligence officer-turned-private investigator hired by wealthy author and playboy Robin Masters to oversee security on the latter's massive Hawaii estate. Magnum lived in Masters' guest house and drove his Ferrari (the car would become one of the show's signatures), much to the chagrin of Jonathan Higgins III, a proper Englishman who ran the estate. Magnum also continued to take on cases in which he was aided and abetted by his Vietnam vet buddies, notably helicopter pilot T.C. and club manager Rick.
The series made Tom Selleck a star and put Ferrari posters on the walls of teenage boys' bedrooms.