According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has officially greenlighted a remake of the iconic police drama Hawaii Five-0, which ran for twelve seasons from 1968-1980. For you young’ns, the original centered on former Navy officer Steve McGarrett (played by Jack Lord) and the adventures of a fictional branch of the state police force. Its lasting impacts on pop culture include the catch phrase “Book ’em, Danno” and an awesome surf rock theme song.
The pilot of the new Hawaii Five-0 was scripted by ubiquitous writing team Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci, the creative minds behind this summer’s Star Trek and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, as well as CSI:NY executive producer Peter Lenkov. If a series results, Hawaii Five-0 will add Honolulu as a new location under CBS jurisdiction; the network currently airs police procedurals based in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Miami, Toronto, Sacramento, and Quantico. That’s a lot of crime.
My current interest level in the project is entirely defined by my curiosity to see the new millenium’s take on the original’s wicked theme song, which you should check out after the jump.