Knight Rider revs up for feature film

The talking car K.I.T.T. is heading to the big screen in an adaptation of the hit 1980s TV series Knight Rider.

Series creator Glen A. Larson will write and executive produce the Weinstein Co. project, which he anticipates will begin production next year. The project had previously been in development at Sony-based Revolution Studios.

Larson has bandied about the project for years. "A number of people wanted to do a pure comedic send-up of it, but I always felt that would throw away the franchise," he said. "There was always some humor on the show, but this film will probably have more gallows, foxhole humor.

Despite the darker tone, he said he would aim for a PG-13 rating because he doesn't want to exclude the series' core audience. The show ran on NBC from 1982-86.

The story centers on the tale of a police investigator shot in the line of duty who is nursed back to health by a mysterious millionaire. He's given a new name (Michael Knight), a new face, and a new car to help him continue his work. As in the pilot, he also seeks revenge on the criminals who left him for dead.

Larson wouldn't say whether David Hasselhoff, who starred in the series, would appear in a cameo or if William Daniels would reprise his role as the voice of K.I.T.T.

Other Larson TV series being developed as film adaptations include Magnum, P.I. at Imagine Entertainment and The Fall Guy at Warner Bros. Pictures.

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Alright I know most of these remakes don't feature the original cast and I can understand David Hasselhoff not being there but come on! William Daniels HAS to be in it as the voice of K.I.T.T. Going with someone else is like having Peewee Herman doing the voice of Darth Vader am I right?
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Heck - it definately would not be Knight Rider if anyone other than William Daniels reprised the role as the voice of KITT!
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No David Hasselhoff itwould not be Knight Rider !!!!!!
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GOD! Is it too much to ask for hollywood to think up new ideas instead of this neverending sea of remakes and sequels to old films that we seem to be drowning in.
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my problem with remakes like this is exactly what Larson seems to think, not to make a stupid comedic send up of the show but to make a good, serious, updated version. I always wished they'd remade Scooby Doo this way and aimed it at the people who watched scooby doo in the 70's and 80's by making a real horror movie of the show....instead they made a stupid kids version. This Knight Rider could be good if it's done right...and from the sounds of it Larson seems to know what he's doign.
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For this to work, regardless of who stars, KITT would have to be upgraded to reflect over 20 years worth of technological improvements. As far as the tone of the film, I hope that Larson gets his way. Fans of the show don't want a "Starsky and Hutch" or "Dukes of Hazzard" style movie remake.
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I dont think this is a good idea either. The 4th season was stupid with the adding of the character RC and making the KITT a convertable. Talk about ruining a show.
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i'm a big fan of knight-rider but i don't know if this is a good idea-i think time of talking cars is gone.
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