Magnum P.I. Still Taking His Time Getting to the Big Screen

by | June 14, 2006 | Comments

Still dying to hear about some progress on the "Magnum P.I." movie? OK, so far all nine of you, we have a report from IGN FilmForce and that basically says the following: It’s gonna happen, we don’t really know when, and the guy who did "Dodgeball" is currently at work on the screenplay.

From IGNFF & UGO: "I know for a fact that there was a script that Imagine developed that they didn’t really feel captured the essence of the series, so they’re on to a second writer now. Don Bellisario and Glen Larson have both been contacted about being consultants and executive producers, but I think it’s going to be a Brian Grazer movie. I think it will happen, but I don’t know," Johnson said.

"I have heard, as you probably have, various ideas about who they would cast as Magnum. George Clooney I keep hearing and Ben Affleck I’ve heard once as well, but Clooney has denied it on occasion. I think there’s a reality to it and I think it will be wonderful, but unfortunately it won’t star Tom (Selleck). He was asked to do six or eight TV movies and at that time he really wanted to do it as a feature, so he held out on it and probably now they will consider him too old to do it."

Those words come from original series producer Charles Johnson. Of nominal interest is the news that Rawson Marshall Thurber (who did the hilarious "Dodgeball" flick, which I adore) is presently at work on the "Magnum P.I." adaptation.