Entertainment Weekly has reveled that Mathew McConaughey was recently offered the role of Magnum, P.I. in an upcoming theatrical adaptation of the 80s TV show. The film will be produced through Universal Pictures.

McConaughey would play the role of a former navy seal turned reluctant island private investigator. Rumor has the breezy actor reading the script at this very moment. Rawson Thurber wrote the big screen update, which Matthew will give his word on shortly.

The film is looking at a possible 2009 release date.