Magnum PI: Globe Photos
EW Staff
September 24, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The ’80s really ARE back. Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are reviving CBS’ 1980-1988 series ”Magnum, P.I.” for a feature film. Imagine chairman Brian Grazer and ”Magnum” creator Donald Bellisario (”JAG,” ”Quantum Leap”) will produce a script by Michael McCullers (”Austin Powers in Goldmember”).

”Magnum P.I.” starred onetime ”Friends” flame Tom Selleck as a Hawaiian shirt-wearing Vietnam vet and retired Navy intelligence officer. While Magnum held a day job as the head of security for a Hawaiian estate, most of the drama involved his sideline of solving cases around the island as well as a healthy amount of girls in bikinis and fast sportscars. Selleck, who had starred in six flop TV pilots before ”Magnum,” won an Emmy for the role.

Though the eternally youthful Selleck hasn’t aged much since the series ended, it seems unlikely he’ll return in the title role. ”Tom knows nothing about it and has no comment,” Esme Chandleen told E! Online on Wednesday. But maybe he’ll cameo in ”Starsky and Hutch.”

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