Saturday, January 16, 2010

Book 'Em

CBS rides with 'Hawaii Five-O' - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety: "Book 'em, CBS: Net has given a pilot order to its new take on 'Hawaii Five-O.'

Peter Lenkov is writing and exec producing a modern retelling of the classic 1970s crime drama. Also on board as exec producers ate Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

CBS TV Studios produces the project, which once again revolves around Steve McGarrett, the head of an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police."


Anonymous said...

Tell me that Nic Cage is playing Steve McGarrett. Go on, I dare you.


Deb said...

Well, Nic could need the money a cushy long-term TV show would provide.

Incidently, if CBS plans to go with McGarrett still being the head honcho of the 5-0 force, they'll have to make sure they explain that he is a native Hawaiian. I remember even in the early 70s there were complaints that having white-bread Jack Lord playing the top dog was a bit of colonial hubris.

Todd Mason said...

Not only that, but the initial governor was a white guy for a decade past that being the case (after Richard Deming left, they started referring to incumbent embarrassment George Ariyoshi). To say nothing of the state police (albeit they weasel-worded it at times as a detail of the state police) wearing double-breasted suits in their office suite in Iolani Palace (a bit like the DC Police being based in the Jefferson Memorial) and being comprised of approximately five members max.

Well, I know the folks who want to revive THE ROCKFORD FILES are talented...which doesn't mean they'll do a good job. The bar is lot lower with H50, but I guess we'll see how this goes. I once drew up an extensive parallel between H50 and the first STAR TREK series, pretty easy frankly, and look how that's been beaten to death, after all.

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