Skip to comments.Clooney to revive 80s tv icon (Hollywood outdoes itself ruining Magnum PI)
Posted on 01/27/2006 2:58:24 PM PST by presidio9
George Clooney is being hotly-tipped to play Magnum PI in a new movie.
Film bosses believe the handsome star would be perfect as the suave private investigator, played by Tom Selleck in the classic TV show.
A source is quoted in Britain's Daily Star newspaper as saying:
"He is a big fan of the original series. The part is his if he wants it." Meanwhile, George - who split from on/off girlfriend Lisa Snowdon last year - recently revealed he thinks 2006 will be the year he settles down.
The 44-year-old heartthrob - renowned for keeping his romantic life under wraps - said: "I want to be married with six kids this year. I want six little sextuplets around."
The star also admitted he believes in love at first site, saying: "It happened to my parents. My dad asked my mum on a date and asked her to marry him immediately.
"They're still together so I know love at first sight can work."
Clooney is box-office death... a one man Dixie Chicks.
That uptight yuppie scumbag is soooo not Magnum. Magnum is a totally relaxed character. What's next.. George Wendt as Higgins? Miscast.
Before you ask, Tom Selleck will turn 60 on Sunday (happy birthday Tom), and, yes, he could still kick George Clooney's ass.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. He'd even be a bad choice for Higgins. What a disgrace. I bet they'll even have a new theme song. And it takes place in San Francisco. And he's an environmentalist research scientist instead of a PI.
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Tom Selleck is everything you're not.
1. Did he really say "Mum"?
2. Why not have Tom play the part. Then I would go see it.
Judging from the wild success of Clooney's "Batman", this will work great.
You ruined Batman.
And you were hidden in a friggin' rubber suit.
Imagine what you'll do to Magnum.
Selleck will turn 60 on Sunday. But we all know the real reason why he won't be appearing in this film.
Clooney is slated to play Magnum PI but there will be some rewrite from the original series.
Magnum will be a Vietnam draft dodger instead of a former navy officer. Will drive a hybrid instead of a sports car. And will live in Vermont instead of Hawaii.
He will also have a drug problem, a gay son and Mr. Higgins will be a cross dresser.
The perfect Hollywood film.
Beat me to it by 11 seconds.
Why does Hollywood continue to think that remaking cheesy TV shows and old movies is a good idea? Who really wants to see a new version of Miami Vice or The Pink Panther or this garbage? You tell me there aren't any original screenplay writers out there with new ideas?
Pardon me while I gag.
I can't stop giggling over this one!!!
I'll bet he's had love at first sites lots of times.
Thanks. Great to be here for now.
Tom Selleck is twice the man you are George! We don't know what his political opinions are but you cry retreat like a baby with yours!
I wouldn't mind Dukes of Hazzard II starring only Jessica Simpson as a lifeguard.
Nothing "cheesy" about Magnum PI. Great show, where characters evolved and progressed (but without long arcs). It was one of the first shows to portray Vietnam vets in a sympathetic light..
Look at his record. He's had four movies make over $100 million: Batman and Robin; A Perfect Storm; Oceans 11 and Ocean's 12.
The first was a franchise--he didn't make it that money. In fact, his entry killed the franchise until last year.
A Perfect Storm was a huge bestseller--he didn't make it a hit, the scale and subject matter did.
Ocean's 11 and 12 were ensemble pieces and remakes.
George is a multimillionaire who can't make a hit. Of course he needs to rely on yet another person's success, as with those four movies above, to keep up the illusion that he's a box office draw.
Check out the other movies on that link, the original projects in which he is central. Compare their box office with their production costs, and womder about the bizarre minds running Hollywood.
why does Hollywood keep rehashing old TV shows into movies??
Oh yea .. I remember now .. the new movies STINK !!
Lifeguard? I was hope she'd be cast as a nudist.
This is the only Magnum there will EVER be!!
Davey I will have to go find what I said about men like Clooney the other day.
First thing you oughta do is actually watch the TV series. If they think Magnum was suave, they never watched the show. The character was constantly messing up, running through cases like a bull in a China shop. Suave would not be close to an accurate description of Magnum.
Um, we know quite well what Selleck's political views are. After Clint Eastwood, he's hollywood's ranking Republican.
But I can remain silent no longer. How dare they desecrate the memory of Magnum PI!!
Needs to be PG-13 to make money..LOL
I wish Selleck had some sort of rights to that character. To have Clooney play Magnum is an abomination to say the least.
Isn't there a rule around here about mentioning people like Jessica Simpson and pictures? Who is this Jessica Simpson person? What does she look like?
He's at least second to Bruce Willis. :)
I wouldn't know. But I hear she is attractive.
The doe-eyed, pouty, one-note Clooney as Magnum? ROFL
Selleck's the man for that role & always will be.
Correct. Magnum was not James Bond.
I haven't seen any quotes from him in the news. I sort of figured Tom was a real person not a cardboard cutout like George.
I guess Alec Baldwin was unavailable.
Whoops, I typed the wrong promoun in the first sentence of that post. Should have been:
First thing THEY oughta do is actually watch the TV series.
I really wasn't meaning to direct that at you, presidio9.
Bruce is OK, but Tom's got the seniority. Clint to over for Heston.
Who's drinking acid laced KoolAid? George Clooney is a legend in his own mind. Go ahead and do the movie so we can watch that one bomb too.
First of all George Clooney is an idiot. (I just had to say it.) Secondly, I spent nearly EVERY Wednesday evening of my life during the "Magnum P.I." years with a bottle of wine, a few bottles of nail polish and my best girlfriends.
Selleck is total eye-candy, no matter how old he (or I) get!
Now please, someone explain to me why Monica would choose Chandler over Tom? Good golly. "Friends" totally jumped the shark with THAT story line, LOL! He was the only reason I ever tuned in to that dopey show!
And let's all take a moment to remember that scrumpy Robert Urich as "Spencer: For Hire" George Who?
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