The “Fast and Furious” star is now attached to play the big-screen version of the tough-talking, domed TV cop originally made famous by Telly Savalas in the 1970s TV series “Kojak”.
Universal, the same studio that’s been making a mint off Diesel’s car action franchise, will produce the big-screen adaptation, and has hired James Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to tackle the script. Although they’ve written other, non-Bond movies, Purvis and Wade are most known for the Bond films, starting with 1999’s ” The World Is Not Enough” and continuing up to this year’s “Skyfall”.
The idea is for Diesel to Kojak, with the script set in the present day. So no “Starksy and Hutch” Tomfoolery here, I’m assuming.
Diesel just wrapped “The Fast and the Furious 6”, which finds the gang in Europe doing stuff like riding around fast cars and stealing things. Or some such.
Never one to let a good franchise go to waste, Diesel also just wrapped “Riddick 3”, the latest installment of his “Pitch Black” series, and is rumored to be heading back to “xXx” territory. I guess Ice Cube was busy with those beer commercials.
Via : Deadline