Kojak: Universal Moves Forward with Vin Diesel Feature Film

kojak“Who loves ya, baby?” Universal Pictures has hired the writing team of Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to script a movie version of Kojak. They wrote Skyfall, the current James Bond movie, as well as four previous Bond films.

Kojak, the tough, lollipop-sucking cop, was played by Telly Savalas for five seasons and 125 episodes on CBS. In 2005, the show was revived for USA with Ving Rhames playing the title role. That version only lasted 10 episodes.

In the new movie, Vin Diesel will play the bald cop. He’s producing the picture with Samantha Vincent for their Universal-based One Race Films.

What do you think? Would you be interested in seeing a new version of Kojak as a movie?

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  1. says

    i believe universal studios knows exactly what their doing
    casting vin deisel as the legendary cop kojak is great vin can nail the character on
    the head.
    the talk about re-boot is nonsense this is a motion picture version that would be
    well recieved by kojak fans. but using british writers maybe not so wise remember
    the skyfall film was british made.

  2. Esmeralda says

    Oooh! I’m salivating already at the thought of seeing this sexy, bald-headed hunk reprising that role I loved so much as a small child. I can’t think of a better choice to play the part. It should be fun and sexy! My sister and I can’t wait.

  3. Duane says

    I was a big fan of Kojak but this is just WRONG! 1) changing is race, 2) using a tough(hard)/action guy to play a mild mannered yet verbally tough guy doesn’t fit. I like Vin and his movies but… This is another attempt of trying to capitalized on an old TV series. Many if not all have failed.
    Just have a new movie similar to that show and rename it. He’ll bring in the fans.

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