Rawson Marshall Thurber, recently voted most affluently named human, has signed-on to write and direct a film adaptation of the popular 80's series Magnum P.I.
Thurber, who wrote and directed the hit comedy "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," is not making a spoof but rather something akin to the tone of the show, which mixed humor and danger.
How would someone even make a spoof of Magnum P.I.? I mean, the storyline is that the mustached Thomas Magnum, a Navy intelligence officer-turned-private investigator, is paid by a wealthy author/playboy to live in the guesthouse of his vast Hawaiian estate, oversee security with the help of some of Magnum's Vietnam War buddies, and drive his Ferrari, much to the chagrin of the British estate manager Higgins. What is there to mock? The premise is rock solid.
Magnum's leaving the island is still what many believe has made Hawaii the hotbed of criminal activity it is today.