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I believe that is correct as well. I believe it was something to do with North Korea.


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That sounds about right. At any rate, it was something pretty grim-sounding, comparable to the series' Viet-Nam flashback episodes. I much prefer the stories with a judicious balance of light and dark.

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Selleck/Clancy had the idea.........but the studio wouldn't relinquish rights so he could get it done.

I've now come to the self realization that nothing will happen while Selleck is still considered by some to be viable. You might say his popularity with the Jesse Stone movies and Blue Bloods series has killed Magnum. He's a tv guy..........just not a Hollywood A-lister that would bring in the kind of bank a studio is willing to gamble on. These actors are aging in dog years in the context of entertainment industry standards. Roger is a 72 yr old man..........Hillerman 80..............I mean, it's now just not adding up that it would be successful.

I can only see this working if Selleck is cast in a Tom Clancy type adventure that takes him away from his Hawaii buddies. I think they only have a chance if they are selling Selleck with a strong supporting cast and limited (cameos) from the old gang. When you boil it down to that, there just isn't going to be anyone willing to pony up the dough to do it.

I hate surrendering to common sense, but I'm afraid that is it. The outcry over someone other than Selleck being Magnum only served one purpose.........stalling the project. It was never gonna flip his way.


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Selleck/Clancy had the idea.........but the studio wouldn't relinquish rights so he could get it done.

I've now come to the self realization that nothing will happen while Selleck is still considered by some to be viable. You might say his popularity with the Jesse Stone movies and Blue Bloods series has killed Magnum. He's a tv guy..........just not a Hollywood A-lister that would bring in the kind of bank a studio is willing to gamble on. These actors are aging in dog years in the context of entertainment industry standards. Roger is a 72 yr old man..........Hillerman 80..............I mean, it's now just not adding up that it would be successful.

I can only see this working if Selleck is cast in a Tom Clancy type adventure that takes him away from his Hawaii buddies. I think they only have a chance if they are selling Selleck with a strong supporting cast and limited (cameos) from the old gang. When you boil it down to that, there just isn't going to be anyone willing to pony up the dough to do it.

I hate surrendering to common sense, but I'm afraid that is it. The outcry over someone other than Selleck being Magnum only served one purpose.........stalling the project. It was never gonna flip his way.


I'd love to disagree with you...but I can't.

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... Selleck is ... a tv guy.....


... or at least Magnum is a natural tv property. If people (including TS) could simply agree on this, I think a perfectly wonderful tv movie could be done with the original cast. But they'd better hurry!

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Well, the original cast hasn't seriously been considered for a theatrical release in a long, long time (since the 1990s). The only project that has had serious consideration for a theatrical release has been the Brian Grazer/Rawson Thurber project which was intended to be a reboot with a new cast.

The only hope for the original cast lies in the television movie realm.

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and truth be told.........what is left for Selleck to prove on the small screen. All we would see is a much older Magnum, inevitably doomed to be comparedt o the more youthful character we remember.

I'm really torn these days on the issue. I think a large part of my resignation (from the idea of a reunion) comes from seeing that Las Vegas episode with Roger and Larry.......where they were reduced to playing cards. I can't get that imagery out of mind.

I think Father Time has won again.


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It would depend greatly on the screenwriter's imagination. Worst cases, a) they could hang the entire story on the inevitable younger stars (Lily, et al.), leaving Our Guys to play cards, or alternatively, b) they could simply write a normal Magnum episode, making no allowance for the passage of time, which would be ridiculous.

As with the ideas that we've been batting around on this Forum, the story needs to account for the past twenty-some years to a certain extent, and needs to give everyone (young and not-so-young) something meaningful to do. And most of all, it needs to be a genuine Magnum episode, not just some story that walked in off the street.

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I agree the cast is getting old, I read Matthew McConaughey was proposed to play Magnum, he could pull it off. I think the important thing is the show is serious along the lines of the tv series, not a ruined like the Starsky and Hutch movie trashed the series. I had hoped a tv mini series tele movie with the original cast as a hand over/entree to the new movie to ahnd over to the 21st century cast. No insult meant to the original guys, i wish they made a movie every year or so after the tv series ended, but it did not happen, so lets hope for something now.


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Bathurstfan wrote:
I had hoped a tv mini series tele movie with the original cast as a hand over/entree to the new movie to hand over to the 21st century cast.

If I understand what you're saying, that idea had not occurred to me. I have been thinking it had to be an either/or.

But come to think of it, Magnum could easily have a son in his early twenties by now, and his name would also be Magnum. So both father (TS) and son (the new guy) could be in a transitional (tv?) movie, and then the son could be the new Magnum, PI (hopefully with occasional visits from Dad and his friends). Cool!

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