Monday, December 17, 2012

Vin Diesel Takes A Shine To Big Screen "Kojak"

According to internet reports writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade ("Skyfall") will update the CBS TV series "Kojak" as a feature film for Universal, starring actor Vin Diesel, who will also co-produce with Samantha Vincent for One Race Films.

The original "Kojak" TV series, created by Oscar winning writer Abby Mann, as a gritty police procedural, with a subtext focusing on institutionalized prejudice and the civil rights of suspects and witnesses, starred actor Telly Savalas as New York City Police Department 'Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak'.

The series aired October 24, 1973 to March 18, 1978 :

"...'Lieutenant Theodore 'Theo') Kojak (Savalas) is a dapper, New York City policeman, fond of 'Tootsie Roll Pops' and using the catchphrase, 'Who loves ya, baby?'.

"Stubborn and tenacious in his investigation of crimes, he also displays a dark, cynical wit and a tendency to bend the rules if it brought a criminal to justice..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Kojak"...