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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

"Magnum P.I." Film Gets Writer-Director

Mustachioed macho man Tom Selleck as Magnum P.I.

The Hollywood Reporter reported today that Universal Pictures has hired Rawson Marshall Thurber to write and direct the feature film version of popular Hawaii-based CBS series "Magnum P.I." Brian Grazer will produce and original creators Glen Larson and Don Bellisario will executive produce. Thurber is best known for his feature writing-directing debut, "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story."

"Magnum P.I." the TV series ran from 1980 to 1988, and told the story of Tom Selleck...I mean...Thomas Magnum, a Navy officer-turned-private investigator hired by a rich guy to be in charge of security at his huge Hawaii estate.

According to THR, Thurber "is not making a spoof but rather something akin to the tone of the show, which mixed humor and danger. The story line for the film sees Magnum, with the help of his former military pals, searching for a missing buddy."

Thurber pulls Uni's trigger to 'Magnum' [THR, 1/24/06]

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