Taika Waititi is to direct a remake of hit British comedy The Inbetweeners.

MTV will make at least one series on the strength of a pilot directed by the LA-based Kiwi star.

"I'm going to be doing at least three episodes ... it's going to be filmed in Florida in the hottest, most humid time of the year.

"I'm coming back for the World Cup in September and I don't want anything clashing with that."

The Boy and Eagle vs Shark director stars in superhero flick Green Lantern, due to be released in the US in June.

He said The Inbetweeners was about four high school boys and the remake would be "relatively faithful" to the original, which screens on UKTV on Friday nights.

Waititi recently returned to Los Angeles to finish film scripts.