These are the bittersweet coincidences that journalism is sometimes made of.
Yesterday, for the latest installment of his TV-side Q&A series “The 11 Big Questions,” Yahoo Entertainment features editor Richard Rushfield shared a recent conversation with Tom Selleck that encompassed projects past, present and might-have-been. In the last category, Selleck clarified that he never turned down the lead in Raiders of the Lost Ark and also made some comments that ring even louder today given the sad news of author Tom Clancy‘s passing:
“It’s been a weird progression with Magnum. Tom Clancy is a huge Magnum fan. 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.’”