Selleck, who starred in “Magnum” in the ‘80s, revealed that he and Clancy had worked together in the ‘90s to craft a “Magnum, P.I.” movie adaptation that never made it to the big screen.
“Tom Clancy is a huge ‘Magnum’ fan,” Selleck told Yahoo. “In the early '90s, he'd done a couple of wildly successful movie adaptations of his books. We got together, and I went to Universal, and I said ‘It's time we could do a series of feature films.’ They were very interested, and I had Tom, who wanted to do the story, and I had this package put together, but Universal's the only studio that could make it, and they went through three ownership changes in the '90s, and I think that was the real window for ‘Magnum.’”
Clancy’s publisher confirmed that the celebrated author died on Tuesday at the age of 66.