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.
P.Shooter eschews firearms and using a straw and a bag of
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.
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