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‘Magnum P.I.’ Reboot in the Works at CBS

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The network has handed out a sizable pilot-production commitment to a reboot of the Hawaii-set Tom Selleck cop drama.

The new Magnum P.I. is being written Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim, who also are behind the network’s Hawaii Five-0 reboot. (Lenkov, for his part, serves as showrunner on both Hawaii Five-O and the network’s MacGyver reboot.)The Blacklist producers John Davis and John Fox will exec produce via their David Entertainment banner. The potential series is a co-production between CBS Television Studios — where Lenkov is based — and Universal Television, with the latter having produced the original series.

The new Magnum is described as an update of the original. It follows Thomas Magnum (Selleck’s former role), a decorated ex-Navy SEAL (also like the original) who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. With help from fellow vets Theodore “TC” Calvin and Orville “Rick” Wright, as well as that of disavowed former MI:6 agent Juliet Higgins, Magnum takes on the cases no one else will, helping those who have no one else to turn to. Action, adventure and comedy aside, Magnum P.I. will also explore a brotherhood forged by the trauma of combat, what it means to return home an ex-soldier, and a commitment to continuing to serve while in the private sector.

Tom Selleck in 'Magnum P.I.'

 ABC Readying ‘Magnum P.I.’ Sequel

The news comes as CBS and CBS Television Studios are also home to Selleck, who stars in Friday staple Blue Bloods. The actor is not attached to the Magnum reboot, though given his connection to the network, it’s not hard to see a cameo should the drama move forward.

ABC tried its hand at a Magnum reboot last year, with the Disney-owned network’s version serving as more of a sequel and revolving around Magnum’s daughter. Eva Longoria and John Rogers (Leverage) produced the Universal Television entry.

Originally created by Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson, Magnum P.I. launched in 1980 and ran for eight seasons on CBS.

Reboots continue to remain in high demand this development season as broadcast, cable and streaming outlets look for proven IP in a bid to cut through a cluttered landscape of more than 450 original scripted series. Also in the works this season are reboots of Blue Crush (NBC), Nancy Drew (NBC), Roswell(The CW), The Nice Guys (Fox), True Lies (Fox), The Jetsons (ABC), The Munsters (NBC), Starsky and Hutch (Amazon) and Party of Five, the latter of which is currently being shopped. Key to the remakes is having the original producers involved in some capacity — which Magnum has with Universal — as more studios look to monetize their existing film libraries.

Lenkov, who also scored a second season for his CBS summer drama Salvation, is repped by CAA and Del Shaw; Guggenheim — whose brother Marc Guggenheim is adapting True Lies for Fox — is with ICM Partners.

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11 Things The TV Cameras Missed Completely

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There was a ‘The Help’ get-together, Lin-Manuel Miranda had a photoshoot with Timothée Chalamet and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

The cameras at the 90th Academy Awards may have gotten have Jimmy Kimmel’s correct hand man Guillermo Rodriguez giving a shout out to him, or Meryl Streep’s response to Jodie Foster saying she “I, Tonya-ed” her, however there were a couple of things going on backstage, in the gathering of people and even off-site that didn’t exactly make it to air.

1. Tidbits and Notes From Jimmy Kimmel: Placed under each seat in the Dolby Theater was a bright box loaded with chips, sticky bears, a lunch room, a Listerine take pack and a note from the host himself. “It wouldn’t be all in all correct to influence you to sit through this without snacks,” Kimmel’s note perused. “Kindly don’t toss them at me.” In a tweet, Kimmel included that the crates — which were planned after the nine best picture chosen people — each spoke to a gift to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

 

During first commercial break, Timothee Chalamet goes to Saoirse Ronan for big hug. Then she goes to hug/talk to his mom. Super sweet.

Chalamet appeared to take advantage of the star-studded audience throughout the night, also meeting up with Meryl Streep and Mary J. Blige.

 

Timothee Chalamet is making most of his first : during commercial break, he and his mom chatted up Meryl, then he was first to hug @maryjblige after her performance.

3. Octavia Spencer got The Help Cast Back Together: Spencer posted an Instagram of her posturing with The Help co-stars Allison Janney and Viola Davis.

4. Tiffany Haddish Protected her Wine: Before making that big appearance to show best narrative short and best cutting edge short close by Maya Rudolph — and afterward requesting that Meryl Streep be her mother —  Haddish made beyond any doubt she’d have the capacity to return to her drink.

 

 

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How ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Re-created Iconic Sports Looks

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Ensemble fashioners Jennifer  Johnson and Mary  Zophres were entrusted with making new forms of sportswear worn by celebrated female competitors Tonya Harding and Billie Jean King.

For ensemble originator Jennifer Johnson, some portion of the examination for Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya led her to eBay, where she found and obtained a chronicle of newspaper clippings from a fixated fan. That ended up being “the most illuminating exploration that I found since it had a ton of family photographs in it,” says Johnson, whose examination concerning Harding’s ice skating included looking Getty Images and watching old footage uploaded by companions, family and news associations throughout the years on YouTube. “You can see these photographs that had not been generally distributed of Tonya as a tyke with her mother and father, and a portion of the hand crafted ensembles her mom had made for her.”

The disrespected Olympic ice skater’s life and vocation becomes the dominant focal point in Craig Gillespie’s dim drama, featuring Margot Robbie as a gifted and agitated Harding; Sebastian Stan as her oppressive ex, Jeff Gillooly; and Allison Janney as her relentless mother, LaVona Golden. It’s one of two honors contenders (Battle of the Sexes being the other) to spotlight epic games standoffs — and authentic sportswear worn by female competitors who expected to score focuses for style and in addition substance.

An exceptional minute in Harding’s vocation caught in the film is the 1991 Nationals in Minneapolis, Minn., where she overcomes a triple axel in a pompous custom made turquoise outfit.

“Its attack is extremely essential in light of the fact that the spandex at the time did not extend in a few distinctive ways. It’s kind of loose along the arms, which is done purposefully,” says Johnson of re-making the evil fitting uniform. “It’s not impeccable, however it’s great made when you take a gander at photographs of the first. It doesn’t have the smoothness that perhaps a portion of alternate skaters have.”

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Johnson, who worked with L.A.- based outfit house Muto-Little in making the film’s ice-skating groups, added her own turn to the piece with a leaf skirt that was fixed with silver “so when she spun, you could detect a tad of shake ‘n’ roll.”

Interestingly, the burgundy look Harding wears to the 1994 Winter Olympics at Lillehammer, Norway, speaks to how far she’d come in the game — that is before her vocation comes apart after the scandalous assault on equal Nancy Kerrigan. This ensemble “symbolizes, now, she has sponsorship and cash,” reviews Johnson. “It’s extremely well made when you take a gander at the pictures of that occasion. In juxtaposition to the ’91 outfit, now you can see there’s skill in fitting going on.”

Another conceivable best picture chosen one, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ Battle of the Sexes, captures the celebrated 1973 tennis match of a similar name between 55-year-old Bobby Riggs (played by Steve Carell) and 29-year-old tennis awesome Billie Jean King (Emma Stone).

Dissimilar to Johnson, who did not find the opportunity to meet with genuine Harding to counsel on her film’s wardrobe, Battle costume architect Mary Zophres met King, as well as got endorsement from the champ herself about the famous look from the epic matchup that helped raise the profile and prominence of ladies’ tennis.

“She came and went to amid prep, which was extremely key for us since we were extremely endeavoring to recreate that dress in the Battle,” reviews Zophres, who takes note of that really popular British tennis couturier Ted Tinling (Alan Cumming) had initially outlined another dress for King, however she felt it was excessively scratchy so she wound up wearing the second alternative, a mint green and light blue dress with rhinestones and sequin sewing for additional energy. “She was, similar to, ‘You nailed it. To hear Billie Jean say that was a major excite for me.” Talk about a great pummel.

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‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Wonderstruck’ Producers on Ensuring a Safe Space on Set

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The maker of ‘Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri’ discussed the film’s convenience at the Produced By NY gathering.

In light of the numerous lewd behavior and attack charges that have been made in the course of recent weeks, the makers of Call Me by Your Name, Wonderstruck and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri used some of a board discourse at the Producers Guild of America’s Produced By Conference NY to discuss guaranteeing a sheltered space on set for on-screen characters, especially ones taping close scenes.

“There’s a considerable measure of close minutes in this motion picture and when we were shooting that, it was dependably an awareness of… how to do that in a way that was deferential of [the actors] imagination, yet additionally their privacy,” Call Me By Your Name producer Peter Spears said of his film, which recounts the tale of an American teacher (Armie Hammer) who starts to create sentimental affections for a graduate understudy (Timothee Chalamet) while they cohabitate in the understudy’s family’s northern Italian home.

Lances noticed that the especially hint scenes in the film were treated with only regard for the performing artists included. From a specialized viewpoint, the generation group ensured that lone the important laborers would be on set amid the shooting of cozy scenes.

“For our situation it was the performing artists, it was the chief and it was the camera individual. Each and every other individual is gone and far from the set when that is going on,” he said. Lances went ahead to clarify that the cast’s solace was dependably a best need on set.

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“We needed the film to have an erotic nature about it and we needed the film to be sexual,” he said. “The everyday and stray pieces to that were the way to do that in a way that was aware of the specialists.”

He included, “I’m thankful that we had a comprehension on our set this was how we would make this motion picture.”

Chalamet, who was likewise part of the board, said that he extraordinarily refreshing an on-set “condition that is helpful for imagination” while recording cozy scenes. The performing artist underscored that a positive vibe on set can change the entire shooting knowledge. “Simply talking from the point of view of being before the camera and having the capacity to see that execution, I’m fortunate to take a shot at things with makers that are by and large energetic about the tasks they’re dealing with.”

Wonderstruck producer Christine Vachon, of Killer Films, said she’s commonly present for the recording of “delicate” scenes and ensures the on-screen characters know they can approach her in the event that they’re awkward.

“When we know we will film a delicate topic, as a rule simulated intercourses or bare scenes, we ensure the performing artists realize that I’m there,” Vachon said. “Some of the time they’d preferably converse with me than the chief since I’m female or on the grounds that they’re still a little anxious about the executive. I attempt to set up those lines of correspondence early and regularly so the performing artists do feel that.”

Vachon included that it is a maker’s obligation to guarantee that both the cast and team are agreeable.

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