The latest 80’s TV series to get a big screen reboot is ‘Magnum P.I.’ – unfortunately, for fans of Tom Selleck’s Hawaii-based private eye, don’t expect the original star to make an appearance in the film.
Why? Apparently, it reminds him that he’s gettin’ up there..
According to ‘The Star’ (and whenever you start any kind of report with THAT sentence, you can take the information with a grain of salt), Selleck has turned down a role in the movie because, “they wanted Tom to portray Magnum’s aging mentor, but he doesn’t want to play some old guy. Tom is too old to play a thirtysomething action hero, and just hearing their suggestion only reminded him of his age. So, he’s totally soured on the whole thing; he wants no part of it.”
Tough to blame, Selleck…..although it would’ve been fun to include Magnum himself in the deal. Maybe he could play Higgins?? See, now we’re cookin’…