Vin Diesel to star in ‘Kojak’ big-screen remake
Vin Diesel is Kojak!
Universal is set to remake the 70′s show which starred Telly Savalas. However, they intend to re-imagine everything but the name. (And the shaved head).
Universal Pictures is getting serious about Kojak, hiring the scribe team of Neal Purvis & Robert Wade to script a movie around the tough-talking, smooth scalped cop played by Telly Savalas on the CBS series. Vin Diesel, who just wrapped Fast And Furious 6 for the studio, will play the chrome-domed cop in the film, which he’s producing with Samantha Vincent for their Universal-based One Race Films.