As a teen one of my favorite television shows, (in fact, my entire family loved this show!) was Magnum P.I. It was wholesome fun and filled with lots of adventures!
We loved it because the star, Tom Selleck made it so good, along with his co-stars, John Hillerman as Higgins (aka Robin Masters – I always thought so anyway!), Roger Mosley as TC and Larry Manetti as Rick! Plus don’t forget those two loveable Dobermans!
I’ve heard the rumors time and again that there will be a remake of Magnum P.I. First they were thinking of casting George Clooney in the role, but he’s not doing it now. I like George, but as Magnum, no way!
It was Tom Selleck and only Tom Selleck that made me appreciate men in moustache! He looked so good, how could I and every other girl and woman who watched him not have a major crush?! He was suave, debonair and a knight without the shining armor!
The chemistry between the four men was great! So how is it that anyone from Hollywood who plan to remake this television show into a movie not remember that?
The original cast members are all still alive, the last time I checked, and they all still look damn fine! So what’s the problem here? Have you guys seen Tom on the television show Vegas recently? He still has that star quality and the camera loves him! So he’s a bit older, and maybe slower, so what? He still looks fiiiinneee!
Now I’ve heard that Matthew McConaughey will be the one to play the role of Thomas Magnum! OK, I have nothing against Matthew, and he has starred in a few movies that I’ve enjoyed seeing him in. He’s handsome, has a great body, and is as young as the Magnum character was back in the day. But if they are going to start off with the same premise, Viet Nam vet, etc, they have got to be kidding!
We the fans of Magnum P.I. need continuity and we need to see all the loveable characters come back in this movie! It would be great to see them all again, see where they are at, follow up with them and join them in their new adventure! Why is this so hard for Hollywood to do?
I know they are probably trying to go for a new, younger audience, but I’m sure the new generation of movie goers would enjoy seeing this movie with its original cast and premise in tact! So it doesn’t have to be the same storyline, it should be a good plot but with some continuity!
If they are going to go with McConaughey, then they need to re-write the premise of the show and not call him Thomas Sullivan Magnum, and not call the other people they cast, TC, Rick or even Higgins! It just won’t wash!
I hope that the remake of Magnum P.I. doesn’t go in the same trash can as The Dukes of Hazards, and Miami Vice! While those two movies were OK and great for the younger generation of stars and movie fans, the fact that Hollywood continued with the same premise made them failures in many people’s eyes!
Hollywood movie makers need to make up their minds, they need to either re-make the old movies with new, younger casts and make the scripts really good, or they need to offer the roles to the original casts or fit them in somehow so as to make their movie a success.
Picture of Tom with the famous red Ferrari – hubba hubba!