'Hawaii Five-O' movie finally ready to roll
By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Editor
After years of rumors and false starts, it looks like "Hawaii Five-O," the set-in-Hawai'i CBS cop series, is finally coming to the big screen.
Variety reports that DreamWorks has scored rights to do a contemporary version of the show that made Jack Lord and his Steve McGarrett character a household favorite and his "Book 'em Danno" line a trademark for 12 seasons. The studio has a deal worth seven figures and a Robert Towne script (he did Robert Redford's "The Natural" and the upcoming Al Pacino film, "The Farm") ready to roll.
Donne Dawson, manager of the Hawai'i Film Office, had not heard of the project, though "there has been one talked about for a long time," she said. There were no indications yet if DreamWorks would film in Hawai'i.