Nicolas Cage as Magnum P.I.?
I'm going to file this under "Rumor" for now, since none of the major outlets appear to have anything on it, but some of the more gossipy sites are reporting the same story that actor Nicolas Cage is considering the role of Thomas Sullivan Magnum, IV in an upcoming film version of the popular '80s dramedy Magnum P.I. Tom Selleck, of course, played Magnum in the original series, and has said in several interviews he wanted to play the character in the film version.
Some have argued Selleck's too old to play the part, and that's true, he is too old to play a young Magnum, but with "senior citizens" such as Bruce Willis and Harrison Ford coming back to play roles from their more youthful days, I don't think Selleck returning as an older, seasoned Magnum is a terrible idea for a feature film.
Also, while Magnum P.I. is in many ways a product of the '80s, I think it still stands up quite well. A series can't last for eight years and not have some low points, but overall I found Magnum P.I. to be a very clever and well-executed series. Also, I think most ladies would agree Selleck still looks pretty good.
As far as Cage playing the role? Eh, whatever. I like Cage, and he always seems to pick roles based on how much fun he'll have playing them and not so much on box office appeal, so I gotta respect the guy. At least Ben Affleck is no longer part of the movie. Still, Magnum P.I. without Selleck just isn't Magnum P.I., and any new version just doesn't seem worth it.