Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Knight Rider Headed To Silver Screen

Knight Rider is being developed as a feature film.

Series creator Glen A. Larson reports that the new Knight Rider film will, unlike the recent Starsky & Hutch remake, play the story straight instead of going for pure laughs, saying, "A number of people wanted to do a pure comedic send-up of it, but I always felt that would throw away the franchise. There was always some humor on the show, but this film will probably have more gallows, foxhole humor."

Knight Rider will be a project of the Weinstein Co. Larson will write and executive produce. No casting announcements have been made, but they're crazy if they don't give The Hoff at least a cameo. As for K.I.T.T., no word on who'll voice the car either.

And considering that there's been no Pontiac Firebird for years now, one wonders what kind of ride the new K.I.T.T.'s gonna be. If the producers decide to go with a modern product, I have a suggestion.

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Source: Reuters