Vin Diesel wants Ang Lee for his 'Kojak' remake
(CBR)Vin Diesel sure loves utilizing social media as a way to send his fans into a frenzy. He did it earlier this year when he first started talking about meeting with Marvel Studios. Now he’s doing much of the same with "Kojak".
While that might sound like a pie-in-the-sky comment, it is based in some fact: Toward the end of last year, Universal Pictures announced that "Skyfall" writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade were working on a Kojak script with Diesel attached to star.
So, what about the rest of his statement? Well, the original "Kojak" series, which starred Telly Savalas and ran from 1973 to 1978 on CBS, was set in New York City, so that seems like a likely filming location.
The remaining question is Lee’s involvement. After doing "Life of Pi", Lee began working on an untitled 3D boxing movie focusing on bouts between Joe Frasier and Muhammad Ali. That film’s screenwriter Peter Morgan recently told The Daily Mail he won’t be finished with the intricate script until next year. Would that give Lee enough time to head to the Big Apple and shoot Diesel in a gritty cop movie? It would seem unlikely, but Hollywood makes the unlikely happen every day.
Copyright © 2014 Comic Book Resources. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.
1958 | Drama | NRSummary: The Hellcats are an all-female gang bent on bucking authority and terrorizing the schools by doing things like having a bad attitude toward their teachers and parents. When Joyce, a new student, moves into the neighborhood, she draws the attention of The Hellcats. Desperate for acceptance and unh...Director: Edward Bernds
Cast: Yvonne Fedderson, Brett Halsey, Jana Lund, Susanne Sidney
1956 | Musical | NRSummary: Musical remake of The Philadelphia Story with a Cole Porter score and a vibrant cast featuring Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, and Bing Crosby.Director: Charles Walters
Cast: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra
2014 | Thriller | RSummary: A morally unsound but very ambitious man finds himself uniquely at home in the cuthroat world of late-night news video crews.Director: Dan Gilroy
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2013 | Fantasy | PGSummary: The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can ...Director: Raja Gosnell
Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Ricci, Katy Perry, Hank Azaria
2007 | Drama | TV-14Summary: One of the best shows ever to air on television explores the origins of modern advertising, sexual relationships and social structures, with star-making turns from Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, and Christina Hendricks.Director: Matthew Weiner (creator)
Cast: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery
1994 | Comedy | NRSummary: One of the major ‘90s sitcoms introduced us to Jennifer Aniston, who played one of six 20-something friends dealing with life and love in New York City.Director: David Crane, Marta Kauffman (creators)
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer
2012 | Comedy | GSummary: Disney's irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them halfway across the world to the ruins of ancient Egypt. With the help of some exotic new friends, this epic adventure is a treasure trove of pure Buddy fun. In a race against a devious cat, the Buddies and their ne...Director: Robert Vince
Cast: Richard Riehle, Edward Herrmann, Mason Cook, Adam Alexi-Malle
2001 | Drama | RSummary: A powerful and disturbing story of intolerance featuring Ryan Gosling as a young Jewish man in New York City who joins a Neo-Nazi group.Director: Henry Bean
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows
Let Streaming Genie help you.