Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Drew Goddard Circling The Spider-Man Reboot
He's in discussions for the latest take on the character
First Proper Look At Daredevil's Kingpin
Vincent D'Onofrio is ready to cause trouble
Ethan Hawke Rides In For The Magnificent Seven
Training Day reunion klaxon!
Jennifer Lawrence Says It's What I Do
Steven Spielberg attached to direct the war photographer film
Latest Red Band Trailer For Get Hard
Will Ferrell: thug strife
Sullivan Stapleton Dives Into The Lake
Luc Besson's new thriller
Iko Uwais Runs To Mile 22
A new action thriller with Ronda Rousey
Jamie Dornan Heads To Anthropoid
He's leading a World War II thriller with Cillian Murphy
Leonardo DiCaprio Moves To The Crowded Room
He'll produce and may star in the true-life tale
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
Update: Here's Hawkeye!
James Franco In Talks For Why Him?
Could he be the boyfriend from hell?
Kristen Stewart On For Kelly Reichardt's New Drama
She'll play a lawyer
Adventure Time Heads To Cinemas
Finn and Jake go big (screen)
Meet Lady Penelope And Brains In New Thunderbirds Are Go! Images
Parker, fetch the Rolls...
Focus Is Sharp At The Top Of The US Box Office
The Lazarus Effect arises in fifth
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 February 2015
Ang Lee Finds His Billy Lynn
Newcomer Joe Alwyn takes the Long Halftime Walk
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Fast And Furious 7
03 April 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Riddick (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Life Of Pi (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist
Empire Star Rating
Taking Woodstock (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Vin Diesel Tapping Ang Lee For Kojak?
No, we're not kidding

26 November 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Coming Soon

submit to reddit

Vin Diesel

Okay, stop the internet. It's over. Vin Diesel has won. News, or perhaps 'scuttlebutt' is a better word, has him crystal ball gazing about his dream project. Responding to a fan's enquiry about what he'd most love to do once he's finished Fast 7ing and possibly popping up in the Marvelverse in some guise, his answer - "Kojak... New York... Ang Lee..." - has our heads spinning at the sheer possibilities.

Vin Diesel and Ang Lee. Vin Diesel and Ang Lee. While we take a minute, consider that Lee's movie shapeshifting has already seen him tackle superheroes (Hulk), the US Civil War (Ride Like The Devil), a Nixon-era family saga (The Ice Storm), a '60s Western (Brokeback Mountain), Jane Austen's England (Sense & Sensibility) and a movie starring a hyena (Life Of Pi), among others. The great man is nothing if not open to new experiences - and genres. We're saying it's high time to get some car chases into his life.

News of a Diesel-powered take on Kojak first hit the wires at the end of last year, with 007 pair Neal Purvis and Rob Wade linked with scripting duties. The actor now has substantially clout thanks to the box-office monstering success of Fasts Five and Six. Clout enough to get a dream project like this made? Universal certainly think so.

Theo Kojak, the cool-as-bananas NYPD 'tec made famous by Telly Savalas in the '70s, has already had a reboot of sorts. Ving Rhames had a short-lived stint behind the lolly on USA Network in 2005.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Christopher Nolan On Francis Bacon And The Joker
With Loach and Leigh talking art for the Tate
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)