Selleck has truly come a long way since his humble beginnings. He eventually went on to the stage, grabbing the opportunity to perform on Broadway. His Broadway debut came in 2001 at New York’s Longacre Theatre, starring in a romantic comedy called “A Thousand Clowns.”
Critics praised Selleck for his performance as Murray despite their negative reviews on the production itself.
Magnum The Movie?
Though Tom Selleck has always supported the idea of turning "Magnum P.I." into an actual film, he recently made a comment that he’d “rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can’t believe you did that.
There have been talks of creating a sequel/reboot of the show, but no recent reports have confirmed its comeback as a movie.
Quiet Before The Storm
Tom Selleck had his fair share of television fame before his big break on "Magnum P.I.." In fact, his first television appearance was a leading role on "The Dating Game." This was followed by a number of Pepsi commercials as Selleck was working as a model, too.
Before receiving his role as Thomas Magnum though, he starred in 6 rejected television pilots. Eventually, 1980 came along, and the rest was history.
A Fitting Reference
Archer, the renowned television series created by Adam Reed, actually referenced "Magnum P.I." in a number of their episodes. In fact, in their season 2 episode named “Placebo Effect”, the character Cyril concluded that Archer’s film of personal revenge, or "Terms of Enrampagement," should be called "Magnum P.U." instead.
It was both a comedic moment and a notable homage to the classic eighties show.
Magnum’s Failed Naval Adventures
It isn’t a surprise that discussions and ideas for a Magnum motion picture have been tossed around here and there. In fact, one idea was Magnum in a feature film as a character returning to the navy.
It was so close to coming alive that Universal Studios even hired Tom Clancy, a renowned writer, to pen a script. Unfortunately, the studio had to let go of that idea when they concluded that it wouldn't draw enough sales in the box office.