Magnum PI - The Feature?

I was only kidding...

"The long rumored "Magnum P.I." movie adaptation is back in the gossip talk again after seemingly dying on the vine last year.

Teletext UK reports that "Dodgeball" director Rawson Marshall Thurber has finished his redraft of the script and in a surprise move has selected much of the cast already.

The report lists that Matthew McConaughey will play Magnum, Steve Zahn will be his friend Rick, Tyrese Gibson the chopper flying T.C., and William H. Macy as British landlord Higgins.

This is strange as all but Tyrese played somewhat similar roles in 2005's film adaptation of the Clive Cussler adventure novel "Sahara" - a good fun action film which sadly bombed at the box-office.

Also strange - a Magnum without chest hair, blasphemy!! - but at least anyone who has picked up a tabloid mag in the past twelve months has an idea of what McConaughey would look like dressed only in facial hair and running shorts.

The plan is to stick with the idea of Magnum and his friends being war veterans - though Iraq war rather than Vietnam."

And then there is this...

"Remaking horror classics is a bad idea, yet the studios keep doing them despite high profile failures like "Psycho" and "Halloween".

Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes is a leading culprit in this trend with "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "The Amityville Horror" and "The Hitcher" already under their belt, whilst remakes of "The Birds," "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Friday the 13th" are in the works.

Now they've added another to their list - "Rosemary's Baby". Ira Levin's 1967 horror novel was turned into Roman Polanski's most famous film the following year and a true classic of the genre was born.

The original concerns a young couple - Guy and Rosemary (John Cassavetes and Mia Farrow) - living in Manhattan. Shortly after settling into their new apartment, she becomes pregnant and slowly falls very ill. Paranoia and suspicion of witchcraft at work ensues as she begins to uncover that she may give birth to the devil's son.

Now, Shock Til You Drop reports that Dunes is currently seeking writer's to adapt the project."


I found this info at http://www.darkhorizons.com.

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