The writers behind two of summer's biggest box office sensations have picked up another project for the small screen. According to Variety, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek) have signed on to develop a remake of the 1968 classic series Hawaii Five-O.
Orci and Kurtzman will develop the pilot with CSI: NY executive producer Peter Lenkov, with Peter writing the screenplay. All three will be executive producers and, if the pilot is picked up to series, Lenkov will take over as showrunner. CBS has given the trio a pilot commitment on Thursday after Orci, Kurtzman and Lenkov all pitched the idea to CBS.
The original Hawaii Five-O was a long-running hit for CBS from 1968 to 1980 and it was said that the network had long wanted to revive the popular series, which starred Jack Lord and James MacArthur. The series was known for its catchy theme song and for spawning the highly-popular catchphrase, "Book 'em, Dano," which Lord would say to MacArthur after an arrest.