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."
There is your new Bond girl.
"And of course I love the humor. It's a very funny magazine."
Trust me, I can take it.
First Show 1980
Last Show 1988
Slot Day Thursday
Slot Time 8 pm
Jumped The Shark when... Votes
Never Jumped 153
Death (Magnum) 14
Death (Mack) 6
Day One 5
Special Guest Star (Frank Sinatra) 3
Mangum goes to Nam 2
The basketball lesson 2
Orson Welles guest voice 1
Magnum couldn't pull the trigger 1
Magnum Proposes 1
Magnum bobs in the water 1
Special Guest Star (Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher) 1
Higgins as Masters 1
Special Guest Stars (Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell) 1
Where are the women? 1
Hair Care (Magnum's mustache) 1
Special Guest Star (Sharon Stone) 1
Special Guest Star (Carol Burnett) 1
Magnum the hotel detective 1
Tom Selleck writes and directs 1
Radiers spoof 1
Show crossover (Simon & Simon) 1
They ripped off Miami Vice and added pop music to the chases 1
New Kid in Town (TC's son) 1
He will inevitably poop it up with his left wing nuttery.
Magnum was much like selick, too bad they don't use the original.
Sellick has acutal talent and I would acutally pay money to see him act.
Actually, this is my preference for the next Bond girl.
Screw it, I'll just get out my Quiggly Down Under movie and watch that. No one is a better cowboy since John Wayne.
BTW, TV will not be new territory for Clooney. That's him (before multiple plastic surgeries) in his original recurring role on "Facts of Life."
Since this story was deemed not important enough for current news, I thought you might like to be appraised of it.
You'd better be a chick if you're posting beecake photos like that on my thread.
hmmm, does george clooney count as a one?
Seems stupidity does not get covered by plastic surgery.
I wish you'd waited until after I ate.
I wasn't saying Magnum was cheesy. I just meant that shows such as the Dukes of Hazzard and Miami Vice don't need to be remade into bad movies.
Take notes, could be used in a documentary on how to take a successful idea and crush it into absolute drek.
Isn't Chuck Norris a Pubbie too?
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How dare they think they can fill Magnum's shoes with Clooney! puke yuck disgusting!
Re Magnum the movie, any word on which major male character will be turned into a swishy girly man? Hollyweird has to have at least one in every film these days. Maybe they will have Higgins and Magnum getting it on. (Barf!)
The heck with the terrorism threats.............THIS really upsets me!!!!!! LOL
Selleck has always been one of my favorites. Haven't been to a movie in years and this is another reason not to go.
I guess Alec Baldwin was unavailable.
Maybe they couldn't find a big enough Hawiian shirt. Have you seen Baldwin lately? He's got Chris Penn disease.
Interesting - thanks!
LOL What did you expect when you throw up a thread indirectly concerning Selleck who had the best legs of any man I've ever seen? Not to mention dimples, dry humor, killer smile (fanning self now)
But I understand. You had just come from peyton randolph's post (with pics) #56. :o)
WHAT? George Clooney in a Tigers' baseball cap doesn't work.
Clooney fits in more as Higgins than Magnum.
Hopefully Wikapedia will soon be adding the name of a former Pittsburg Steeler to its list of Republican office holders.
From your mouth to G-d's ears.
BTW, that list is obviously far from complete.
Tall, dark-hair, handsome and sexy and he wears his dimples well.
This is an older picture, but it was fun to GIS for him.
Teflon P-9 will be your new handle, Presidio.
Yep... :) There are a few of them on our side - the ones I'd call "stars" and not "celebrities."
Wow... there are actually a few surprises on that list! Thanks!
Sort of sums up Reagan's acting career.
Vince Vaughn jumped right out at me.
BTW, Vaughn has been friends with Peter Billingsly (Ralphie from "A Christmas Story") since they were kids. I have never seen this anywhere in print, but I just found out that Billingsly is the newphew of Barbra Billingsly, who was June Cleaver.
Phew, is that a relief. ;-)
Still reading - and I'm not entirely surprised by the number of NFL athletes on that list as I would've been say... 8 years ago.
You know Jessica Simpson is on that list?
This would be a bad mistake on the studio's part. Why can't Tom Selleck play the part?
I'm not entirely surprised by the number of NFL athletes on that list
Um, if you mention her name, there is a FR rule about posting a picture.
How great would that be? I think he can win - and big.
Um, does that rule apply to female freepers? Hmm... how's this?
I forgot you were a girl. Could you have picked a less sexy photo?
"....there are actually a few surprises on that list!"
There certainly are, and actually some confirmations of some suspisions I've had, for example: Frank Capra. Also a LOT of wrestlers, LOL. And Dixie Carter? I always thought she was a dyed in the wool dem. Good to know we've got Shirley Jones on our side. They are missing James Woods, I don't know if he is a republican, but he is strong on National defense at least.
I remember the show and the women in it, but George looks a little oh I can't say it!
Heh, sorry. I picked it more for what she was "saying".
Here you guys go:
Clooney as Magnum is bad enough, but like all series-made-into-movies, the producers are planning another dumbed-down version for "modern audiences".
(3/16/04) Back in the 1990s, when Tom Selleck appeared to be the top contender to star in this movie, none other than Tom Clancy, the best-selling author of naval and military-themed novels, was working on a 'Magnum' script which would see the character returning to his career as a Naval Intelligence officer (source: Corona). When the project was revived at Universal Pictures in late 2003, however, the studio chose comedy screenwriter Michael McCullers instead.
3/17/04 - So, although the idea of a 'Magnum, P.I.' movie starring Tom Selleck has put up a good fight over the last decade, it appears that the movie we're likely to actually get will be a comedy starring... someone else.
As I imagine what a 'Magnum' movie will be like, the #1 aspect that filters through everything is Universal's choice to go with a screenwriter whose experience is so thoroughly within the world of "comedy spoofs." To me, that means we're probably not going to get the sort of gravitas and gritty dramatic tension that was just beneath the surface of the show even in its most comedic moments.
IMO, "Magnum" was at its best when it was dark and gritty. The best episode of the series was "Did You See The Sunrise?", which recounted Magnum and TC being tortured in Vietnam. The episode ended with Magnum executing--in cold blood--the man responsible for that torture.
Ultimately, 'Magnum, P.I.' was the story of four war veterans who end up spending the rest of their lives either dealing with or denying the impact that it had on them psychologically ...
'Magnum, P.I.' didn't make the war experience its immediate target, but by keeping it a continuing subtext that was touched upon a few times a season, it was never forgotten either. This new movie is expected to be set in the 21st century, with the war in question being the (first) Persian Gulf War. All wars are hell, but some are less infernal than others; that war only lasted a few months, and most soldiers did not experience the relentless battle horror that Tom Magnum and his friends went through as Navy SEALS. So, it's difficult to imagine that this movie will have that same sort of war-related depth and significance (and like I said, especially not with a script by the guy who helped Mike Myers with the 'Austin Powers' movies).
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