Vin Diesel to headline Kojak movie

News Simon Brew 18 Dec 2012 - 07:48
Vin Diesel's career heads further towards the toilet

The writers of Skyfall are penning a big screen take on Kojak, with Vin Diesel set to star

The resurgent Vin Diesel has an increasingly busy roster of movies to keep him busy. Production is nearly done on next summer’s Fast & Furious 6, and already Universal is pushing ahead with Fast & Furious 7 as well. Furthermore, Diesel has been reprising the role of Riddick on the big screen for a third time. We’re expecting to see the new Riddick film at some point in 2013.

While he’s juggling those, though, Vin Diesel also now has Kojak to keep him busy.

A big screen take on the 70s crime series, the film is being penned by long-time James Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Skyfall marked their exit from the 007 franchise). Diesel will take on the role made famous on the small screen by Telly Savalas, and he’ll be producing the film as well.

There’s no word on when Kojak will begin production, but we’ll be keeping you posted…


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I think he is a good choice. He definitely has the charisma to pull it off.

Oh God no!

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'Kojak' was undoubtedly one of the most consistently strong police dramas of the 1970's; solid writing and strong performances, and the fact it ended after only five seasons and whilst it was still on top... a quality show all round!

They already tried a 'Kojak' revival with Ving Rhames, didn't work, just leave Telly Savalas' legacy to stand for itself... and write some brand new characters for a film!

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