17 December 2012 12:07 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Screenwriting team Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have made a career out of penning James Bond thrillers from The World is Not Enough to Casino Royale and Skyfall. With the latest of these scoring widespread praise and tearing it up at the box office.to the tune of $951 million worldwide to date.this dynamic duo is being sought by studios looking to create smart and exhilarating action features. But for now, these two screenwriters will have to leave slick spies behind them. Deadline reports that Universal has hired Purvis and Wade to adapt the 1970s TV series Kojak into a vehicle for Vin Diesel. The procedural show starred Telly Savalas, the titular New York City cop with incorruptible ideals, serious swagger and the classic catchphrase "Who Loves ya, Baby?" Purvis and Wade will have five seasons of the Golden Globe-winning series to pour over to get a feel for how »

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