17 December 2012 12:43 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, two members of the writing team for Skyfall, have been set to pen the Kojak feature for Universal with Vin Diesel attached to star in the title role. The picture is based on the 1970s crime drama television series of the same name, which starred Telly Savalas as a tough and witty New York City detective with a bald head and a penchant for Tootsie Pops. Diesel, who has just wrapped on Fast and Furious 6, will also produce with Samantha Vincent for their Universal-located One Race Films. "Who loves ya, baby?" Hit the jump to find out more. Deadline reports that Diesel will star as Kojak in a feature length reboot and that Purvis and Wade will pen the adaptation. Kojak ran for five seasons and 125 episodes from 1973 to 1978. Another television adaptation was given a try back in 2005 with Ving Rhames in the lead, but »

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