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'Skyfall' Writers Neal Purvis & Robert Wade Will Try And Make A 'Kojak' Movie Starring Vin Diesel Tolerable

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 17, 2012 at 4:16PM

Because we live in a world where there's going to be a straight faced "MacGuyver" movie, and because studios want branded content, not "films," your Dad's favorite TV show "Kojak," is headed to the big screen with Vin Diesel starring. Who loves ya baby!
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Kojak Vin Diesel

Because we live in a world where there's going to be a straight faced "MacGuyver" movie, and because studios want branded content, not "films," your Dad's favorite TV show "Kojak," is headed to the big screen with Vin Diesel starring. Who loves ya baby!

But perhaps we shouldn't write this off just yet, as "Skyfall" writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are going to put their billion dollar franchise pens to this thing. Yep, the '70s show is going to be re-imagined and contemporized, because it worked so well for "Shaft." Ha, just kidding, but seriously, let's hope they avoid going the gritty cop route and turning the character into just another cop, and keep up the playfulness that people liked so much to begin with. But then again, this is Vin Diesel whose range is...specialized. And please, no more villains letting themselves get captured as part of their master plan.

The project is set up at Universal, and if you don't know what a Kojak is, find the closest parent or grandparent and they'll let you know. We're sure they'll be stoked. [Deadline]

This article is related to: Vin Diesel, Kojak


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