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Rumor: Chris Pratt and Danny McBride in talks for Knight Rider

02.13.2014

We haven't heard anything about The Weinstein Company's KNIGHT RIDER movie since Brad Copeland (YOGI BEAR, WILD HOGS) was hired to write the first draft back in June, but if Schmoes Know's source is correct, the studio might be at the point where they are offering roles in their planned film. According to the site, Chris Pratt and Danny McBride are in talks for KNIGHT RIDER.

It's not clear if Pratt and McBride are up for the same role, however it's also possible they are being considered for different parts. David Hasselhoff's character Michael Knight from the television series is the obvious lead role, but they also need someone to voice his car KITT. Some have speculated KNIGHT RIDER could end up being very much like 21 JUMP STREET: a movie based on an 80s television series that blends action with comedy. If that is TWC's plans for the film, it would make a lot of sense to cast two comedic actors like Chris Pratt and Danny McBride.

But remember, this is just a rumor at this point, and nothing more. Do we even want a KNIGHT RIDER movie though? It's all going to depend on how it's handled, and which actors they cast to play Michael Knight and voice KITT. If it's going to be Chris Pratt and Danny McBride, then I'm going to be at least a little interested in the big screen version of KNIGHT RIDER.

Extra Tidbit: Which do you think would be better: Chris Pratt as Michael Knight and Danny McBride as KITT, or Pratt as KITT and McBride as Knight?
Source: Schmoes Know

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11:40PM on 02/13/2014
I actually have this theme for my ring tone. So what? Don't judge me. lol
I actually have this theme for my ring tone. So what? Don't judge me. lol
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7:57PM on 02/13/2014

Ugh

Pratt is better than McBride but Pratt shouldnt deal with this shlock. The writer of Wild Hogs and Yogi Bear? Pass on this Chris.
Pratt is better than McBride but Pratt shouldnt deal with this shlock. The writer of Wild Hogs and Yogi Bear? Pass on this Chris.
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7:18PM on 02/13/2014
Let me think. If I found a cop who took a bullet in the face and have it reconstructed, would I choose to paste in Chris Pratt's likenesses to the poor guy's face? (Actually I would if he originally looked like Danny McBride)
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But seriously, is there any juice left in this franchise? After a string of bad TV movies and short lived sequel TV series, maybe this one is something that should be left alone in the '80s.
Let me think. If I found a cop who took a bullet in the face and have it reconstructed, would I choose to paste in Chris Pratt's likenesses to the poor guy's face? (Actually I would if he originally looked like Danny McBride)
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But seriously, is there any juice left in this franchise? After a string of bad TV movies and short lived sequel TV series, maybe this one is something that should be left alone in the '80s.
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2:56PM on 02/13/2014
I'm guessing Chris Pratt for Michael Knight and McBride as KITT. I'm also getting a Green Hornet/Starsky and Hutch movie vibe. Does every inherently cheesy premise have to be sent up when remade as a movie?
I'm guessing Chris Pratt for Michael Knight and McBride as KITT. I'm also getting a Green Hornet/Starsky and Hutch movie vibe. Does every inherently cheesy premise have to be sent up when remade as a movie?
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2:16PM on 02/13/2014

perfect solution:

Pratt with McBride's hair for Michael Knight
Pratt with McBride's hair for Michael Knight
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1:23PM on 02/13/2014

I dont know what it is but..

Strangely I think Danny McBride can pull it off IF the movie will take a comedic tone. Sure he'll probably come off brash and arrogant but thats how the Michael Knight character was in the early seasons only he was tamer.

Chris Pratt also wouldn't be bad but he'd be more suited to the (unlikely) action angle if ZeroDarkThirty is anything to go by.
Strangely I think Danny McBride can pull it off IF the movie will take a comedic tone. Sure he'll probably come off brash and arrogant but thats how the Michael Knight character was in the early seasons only he was tamer.

Chris Pratt also wouldn't be bad but he'd be more suited to the (unlikely) action angle if ZeroDarkThirty is anything to go by.
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11:47AM on 02/13/2014
Danny McBride as KITT: "Hey Michael, if you'd stop sucking your own dick for a second, you would see we are in some real shit right now. Why don't you sit back and let me do a sweet ass jump off this ramp all over these motherfucker's heads and then we can head back to your mom's place so I can buttfuck her Prius."
Danny McBride as KITT: "Hey Michael, if you'd stop sucking your own dick for a second, you would see we are in some real shit right now. Why don't you sit back and let me do a sweet ass jump off this ramp all over these motherfucker's heads and then we can head back to your mom's place so I can buttfuck her Prius."
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12:10PM on 02/13/2014
Ah man your right, it would be terrible
Ah man your right, it would be terrible
1:45PM on 02/13/2014
Congrats on winning the internet today. Well done.
Congrats on winning the internet today. Well done.
2:28PM on 02/13/2014
Hollywood- find Kathmanpoo and pay him to re-write this movie, stat!
Hollywood- find Kathmanpoo and pay him to re-write this movie, stat!
2:39PM on 02/13/2014
It's eerie how I read that and could only hear Danny's voice. Lol
It's eerie how I read that and could only hear Danny's voice. Lol
5:01PM on 02/13/2014
Hahahahahahahaha, yeah, I could only read that in Danny McBrides voice. That was perfect.
Hahahahahahahaha, yeah, I could only read that in Danny McBrides voice. That was perfect.
11:23AM on 02/13/2014
Theres been failed spin offs and reboots yet for some bizarre reason I'm still up for this

Dam you KITT stirring up long lost memories
Theres been failed spin offs and reboots yet for some bizarre reason I'm still up for this

Dam you KITT stirring up long lost memories
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11:10AM on 02/13/2014
I want the guy who does the voice of "Boomhauer" from King of the Hill to play Kitt.
I want the guy who does the voice of "Boomhauer" from King of the Hill to play Kitt.
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1:36PM on 02/13/2014
Mike Judge?
Mike Judge?
11:06AM on 02/13/2014
Can you imagine, KITT voiced by Kenny Powers.
Can you imagine, KITT voiced by Kenny Powers.
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10:13AM on 02/13/2014

Nick Offerman for KITT.

Chris Pratt would make for a good Knight, but I'm not so sure about McBride for Kitt. How about Nick Offerman for Kitt. I think his voice is better and Pratt and him already have great chemistry which would be key for a film like this from Parks and Recreation.
Chris Pratt would make for a good Knight, but I'm not so sure about McBride for Kitt. How about Nick Offerman for Kitt. I think his voice is better and Pratt and him already have great chemistry which would be key for a film like this from Parks and Recreation.
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9:58AM on 02/13/2014

I would watch the balls off this

If both these names are attached.
If both these names are attached.
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9:57AM on 02/13/2014
not Danny Mcbride
not Danny Mcbride
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9:29AM on 02/13/2014

DON'T GO COMEDY

Please be more like The A-Team movie and less like Green Hornet and 21 Jump Street comedies.
Please be more like The A-Team movie and less like Green Hornet and 21 Jump Street comedies.
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5:50AM on 02/14/2014
The A-Team movie was the worst ever...
The A-Team movie was the worst ever...
9:23AM on 02/13/2014
They better come up with good story to tell. The reboot series back in 2008 wasn't that good. Chris Pratt would make a good Michael Knight. As for KITT, I'd go with James Franco.
They better come up with good story to tell. The reboot series back in 2008 wasn't that good. Chris Pratt would make a good Michael Knight. As for KITT, I'd go with James Franco.
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9:12AM on 02/13/2014
Pratt as Knight, McBride as KITT. Pratt has more traditional heroic good looks and he's jacked now, whereas McBride will be the douchiest KITT, which is probably gonna be the direction this goes in, if we can judge by the 21 Jump Street reboot.
Pratt as Knight, McBride as KITT. Pratt has more traditional heroic good looks and he's jacked now, whereas McBride will be the douchiest KITT, which is probably gonna be the direction this goes in, if we can judge by the 21 Jump Street reboot.
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9:10AM on 02/13/2014
Wild Hogs and Yogi Bear are not encouraging writing credits. The casting of KITT's voice will be key. I like Chris Pratt but Danny McBride can sometimes get on the nerves. They've gotta to get the Hoff to cameo (and he most likely will agree to it). I feel that KITT should be the straight man to a possibly goofy, bravado-driven Michael, so somebody with a deadpan voice would work. Kevin Spacey? An interesting direction this could go in is as something of a spoof of remakes, poking fun at common
Wild Hogs and Yogi Bear are not encouraging writing credits. The casting of KITT's voice will be key. I like Chris Pratt but Danny McBride can sometimes get on the nerves. They've gotta to get the Hoff to cameo (and he most likely will agree to it). I feel that KITT should be the straight man to a possibly goofy, bravado-driven Michael, so somebody with a deadpan voice would work. Kevin Spacey? An interesting direction this could go in is as something of a spoof of remakes, poking fun at common elements among reworkings of 80s films and TV shows, like the A-Team film or the recent Total Recall and RoboCop remakes.
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