Damo & Ivor may not have been for everyone, but there's no denying that the comedy duo has a following - and that following is now getting a film for their troubles.

It's been confirmed that the Damo & Ivor: The Movie is beginning production with Rob & Ronan Burke directing. In a press statement, the brothers said that they "are beyond excited to be directing Damo & Ivor The Movie."

"It is a hilarious script that brings these characters to the big screen in a big way. The fans will not be disappointed, it's gonna be whopper!" Damo & Ivor first came to prominence back in 2011, with slots on RTE's Republic Of Telly and viral videos on YouTube. The film, which is set for a 2018 release, will see Damo & Ivor team up to track a long-lost relative known as John Joe.

Damo & Ivor: The Movie is a co-production between Parallel Films and Blue Ink Films, with support from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the Irish Film Board and RTE.