Magnum's moustache wrote:
I HATE the Dragnet, Starsky & Hutch, A-Team, Charlie's Angels-type movie adaptations. They all sucked. It would be awful if Magnum P.I. received that kind of treatment.
Totally agree on this. I think the movie would be very very disappointing.
I generally agree with the above, though I have to disagree in regards to the 3 Dragnet movies. The 1954 Dragnet is a pretty darn good flick, with Jack Webb as Friday and Ben Alexander as his partner. The late 1960's version with Webb and Harry Morgan wasn't bad at all, though I'm not sure if it was a tv movie or theatrical release.
The Tom Hanks 1987 Dragnet is a send up that for the first hour is a lot of fun but then loses its way.
Another tv series to film effort that worked well was The Fugitive, also The Addams Family.
McHales Navy spawned 2 post series films that were pretty funny, though mostly with the original cast which would not be the case with a Magnum movie.