Vin Diesel will spearhead ‘Miami Vice’ reboot

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The American television channel NBC is working with movie star Vin Diesel on a remake of the series “Miami Vice”.

The television network did not officially announce the project, but sources indicate that the production of the 50-year-old actor, One Race Television, teamed up with Chris Morgan, who wrote six  episodes of Saga of action “Fast and Furious”.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the action star is producing and the project is being driven by Shana Waterman, who previously worked on “24: Live Another Day” and “Wayward Pines.”

Miami Vice ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984-1989. The series starred Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as undercover detectives James “Sonny” Crockett and Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs, respectively, as they took on challenging cases at Miami’s Metro-Date Police Department.

 Just over a decade-and-a-half later, Miami Vice was brought to the big screen by writer and producer Michael Mann.

Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx brought the star power to the action/crime flick which grossed $63.5 million domestically for a total of $163.8 worldwide.