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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:20 pm 
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Hey guys/girls

Does anyone have any substantial news of the movie, any idea when it will happen? What year?

All news of a movie has seemed to ahve dried up, does anyone know why?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:55 pm 
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Bathurstfan wrote:
Hey guys/girls

Does anyone have any substantial news of the movie, any idea when it will happen? What year?

All news of a movie has seemed to ahve dried up, does anyone know why?


It's dead dude. :cry:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:09 pm 
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Hey Styles

Thanks for your reply? What killed the movie? I can never seem to find any news so would appreciate knowing what you know.

Seems odd the New Hawaii Five O is so popular in Australia, I would imagine a Magnum PI movie would be a hit. It isa shame the cast did not doa tv movie every few years.


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Actually if anyone has good info on why news regarding a movie dried up I would love to know?


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I don't think there's any "official" answer. It seems as thought Universal doesn't want the project. We've never seen a remake of an old TV show that features the original cast (Starsky & Hutch, The A-Team, Charlie's Angeles) on the big screen. Probably because it wouldn't get the sort of viewers needed to recoup the cost of production. My guess is that because Magnum is so closely connected to one actor/character - Tom Selleck/Tom Magnum - it's just to risky to think anyone would click in the way he did.

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The movie has not been "officially" killed... but it hasn't "officially" moved forward, either.

As far as I know Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment still own the rights for a theatrical release (a "reboot"), but nothing has been green-lighted yet. It's still in pre-production hell.

I'm still holding out for a small screen release with the original cast! They could conceivably do both - a reboot theatrical release with a new cast AND a made-for-tv "reunion" movie with the original cast. They could also reboot the series on television to tie in with the success of the new Hawaii Five-0. Or, nothing could happen at all! :?

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They could also reboot the series on television to tie in with the success of the new Hawaii Five-0. Or, nothing could happen at all! :?


Funny. It seems Oahu can only handle one major television production at a time!

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I'm still holding out for a small screen release with the original cast!

Yeah, me too!

Ten or fifteen years ago, I read somewhere -- TV Guide? -- that They wanted to do a Magnum TV movie, but TS was holding out for a theatrical movie, and had a plot in mind, and a particular writer. I don't recall much of what little was said, but I think it had something to do with Ireland, and it didn't sound much like Magnum to me.

I think that was a real shame, partly because the stalemate apparently kept anything from being made at that time, but also because I think television is Magnum's natural habitat. Watching it in our living room gives it an intimacy that would be lacking in a theater, and I believe that the intimacy is part of what makes the show so likeable -- we can almost feel that we're part of The Gang.

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J.J. Walters wrote:
I'm still holding out for a small screen release with the original cast!

Yeah, me too!

Ten or fifteen years ago, I read somewhere -- TV Guide? -- that They wanted to do a Magnum TV movie, but TS was holding out for a theatrical movie, and had a plot in mind, and a particular writer. I don't recall much of what little was said, but I think it had something to do with Ireland, and it didn't sound much like Magnum to me.

I think that was a real shame, partly because the stalemate apparently kept anything from being made at that time, but also because I think television is Magnum's natural habitat. Watching it in our living room gives it an intimacy that would be lacking in a theater, and I believe that the intimacy is part of what makes the show so likeable -- we can almost feel that we're part of The Gang.


I remember reading that. Selleck wanted Tom Clancy to do the script, and he was apparently willing to do so. Then...

I also have a hard time picturing it on the big screen, especially with the original cast. It would just seem strange. Maybe a reboot like Hawaii Five-O with a new cast could work on the big screen, but I'm still skeptical. Just my two cents.


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Selleck wanted Tom Clancy to do the script, and he was apparently willing to do so.

Yes, I do believe that's what I read. (Maybe that's why I had it in the back of my head that Ireland was involved somehow.)

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