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."
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.
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