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A Knight Rider movie is still on the way with the addition of a new screenwriter

06.25.2013

I somehow managed to forget about the fact that a KNIGHT RIDER movie was being planned. To be fair, the last time we ever wrote up anything on the subject it was 2002 and the project was just being announced. At that time, Revolution Studios, who brought us XXX were the ones housing the film. Not only that but the flick was being written by series creator Glen Larson with David Hasselhoff serving as producer/co-star.

This version doesn't have any of that. It seems that The Weinstein Company has the rights to the movie adaptation after the bought them from Larson. They recently hired Brad Copeland to write the first draft of the script. Copeland's writing resume consists of YOGI BEAR, WILD HOGS, and episodes of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, GROUNDED FOR LIFE, MY NAME IS EARL, and the American version of THE INBETWEENERS. The original television version starred Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a guy who fought crime with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

The film adaptation is being developed as a "higher-budget, more action-oriented movie" which is quite different from what the The Weinsteins usually do. Will Hasselhoff take part in the movie? Not sure. But he really, really wants to.

Source: LA Times

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9:14PM on 06/25/2013
Would this work? Even the new series that came out around 2008 only lasted one season.
Would this work? Even the new series that came out around 2008 only lasted one season.
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10:33PM on 06/25/2013
Yeah, very true indeed.
Yeah, very true indeed.
9:27PM on 06/25/2013
That would be because that show wasn't very good.
That would be because that show wasn't very good.
10:22PM on 06/25/2013
I caught a couple of episodes of the remake TV series...eh, it was really silly (there was a bit where Mike and his female passenger had to disrobe in the car because it was getting too hot). Seems like a knight flogging a dead horse.
I caught a couple of episodes of the remake TV series...eh, it was really silly (there was a bit where Mike and his female passenger had to disrobe in the car because it was getting too hot). Seems like a knight flogging a dead horse.
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10:33PM on 06/25/2013

mmm

They should bring in Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum and shoot some dicks off. Then I would see it.... alright micheal?
They should bring in Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum and shoot some dicks off. Then I would see it.... alright micheal?
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11:48PM on 06/25/2013
MY guess is that they will make this a fast and furious type of movie.
MY guess is that they will make this a fast and furious type of movie.
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8:39AM on 06/26/2013
Ya i kinda remember hearing about this, especially after the original Fast & The Furious hit it big. Knight Rider was one of my favorite tv shows as a kid. Same for Dukes of Hazzard but I wasn't too crazy about the movie. I am wondering if it will be a straight forward action flick like The A-Team or more comedic like 21 Jump Street. I liked both adaptations & i really hope they get this one right around the same realm.
Ya i kinda remember hearing about this, especially after the original Fast & The Furious hit it big. Knight Rider was one of my favorite tv shows as a kid. Same for Dukes of Hazzard but I wasn't too crazy about the movie. I am wondering if it will be a straight forward action flick like The A-Team or more comedic like 21 Jump Street. I liked both adaptations & i really hope they get this one right around the same realm.
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9:06AM on 06/26/2013
I'd love to see it set in the 80's, all done a bit tongue-in-cheek but not full-on comedic like the Starsky & Hutch remake.
I'd love to see it set in the 80's, all done a bit tongue-in-cheek but not full-on comedic like the Starsky & Hutch remake.
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9:46AM on 06/26/2013

Finally!

I can now put a name to The Inbetweeners USA because that show sucks and has nothing on the UK version which kicks major comedic ass.
Given this guy's resume I hope he keeps it lighthearted because thats what made the 80s show a classic.
But then again in this age of talking SatNavs, Siri (TM) and driverless cars coming soon, it seems unlikely but I'll try and keep an open mind.
I can now put a name to The Inbetweeners USA because that show sucks and has nothing on the UK version which kicks major comedic ass.
Given this guy's resume I hope he keeps it lighthearted because thats what made the 80s show a classic.
But then again in this age of talking SatNavs, Siri (TM) and driverless cars coming soon, it seems unlikely but I'll try and keep an open mind.
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11:51AM on 06/26/2013

Great.

Another Will Farrell / Vince Vaughn / Owen Wilson / Ben Stiller comedy.

Can't wait to see if this is more or less memorable than Starsky & Hutch.

Honestly, how many more jokes about 70s/80s era clothes and hair can be made?
Another Will Farrell / Vince Vaughn / Owen Wilson / Ben Stiller comedy.

Can't wait to see if this is more or less memorable than Starsky & Hutch.

Honestly, how many more jokes about 70s/80s era clothes and hair can be made?
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11:54AM on 06/26/2013

WAys that they will RUIN this...

--Wont be a Pontiac Trans Am...which means it wont even BE Knight Rider. If they change the CAR, they may as well call it something else.
--It will be a COMEDY instead of a action/hero series...it will be ridiculous.
--The story will be too big--KITT used to save one person at a time...or play a roll in a small crime bust--this time, Im sure he will have to save a whole CITY-- or a GALAXY. Movies dont have to be THAT DAMNED BIG.
--the car will have PLAID MODE.
...ok, thats all I have. Im
--Wont be a Pontiac Trans Am...which means it wont even BE Knight Rider. If they change the CAR, they may as well call it something else.
--It will be a COMEDY instead of a action/hero series...it will be ridiculous.
--The story will be too big--KITT used to save one person at a time...or play a roll in a small crime bust--this time, Im sure he will have to save a whole CITY-- or a GALAXY. Movies dont have to be THAT DAMNED BIG.
--the car will have PLAID MODE.
...ok, thats all I have. Im too sad to think about this anymore.
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5:07PM on 06/26/2013

It really wouldn't be tough to make this right.

Just make it like a Fast and the Furious movie with a supercar. Get a solid actor as Michael Knight and it's just fine. BUT given the record of tv show adaptations, they will do something completely unnecessary that screws it up. Whether good or bad, I'm excited to see how it turns out.
Just make it like a Fast and the Furious movie with a supercar. Get a solid actor as Michael Knight and it's just fine. BUT given the record of tv show adaptations, they will do something completely unnecessary that screws it up. Whether good or bad, I'm excited to see how it turns out.
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