Vin Diesel wants Ang Lee for "Kojak"

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Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) enlists the aid of Dom (Vin Diesel) and the team to help bring a rival gang, led by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), to justice. In exchange for clear records, they must put an end to their schemes, no matter how personal the cost. Justin Lin directs the regular all-star cast in addition to series newbies like Jason Statham, Elsa Pataky & Gal Gidot.
November 26th, 2013

Vin Diesel wants Ang Lee to direct him in 'Kojak'.

The 'Fast & Furious' star is eager for the Oscar-winning 'Life of Pi' director to join his latest project, which is a remake of the classic 1970s TV series.

Quizzed which director he'd like to work with in future, the star wrote on his Facebook page: ''Kojak... New York... Ang Lee (sic)''.

The long-gestating movie was first announced in December 2012 but has yet to confirm a director, which would certainly allow Diesel's dream to come true.

Diesel will play the titular tough-talking New York police officer, who was first portrayed by Telly Savalas in the US series.

The character was famed for his love of lollipops and his signature catchphrase, ''Who loves ya, baby?''

Ving Rhames played the character in a short-lived 2005 TV revival, but the show was quickly cancelled.

Universal Pictures is set to finance the film and Diesel will produce alongside his One Race Films producing partner Samantha Vincent.

The film's script comes from Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who penned the blockbuster James Bond flick 'Skyfall'.

Diesel is currently shooting 'Fast & Furious 7' and will voice Groot in Marvel's superhero blockbuster 'Guardians of the Galaxy'. Both films are due for release in 2014.