The Weinstein Company bought the feature rights to the cult ‘80s telly drama Knight Rider
back in 2006. They’re ready now to move forward on big-screen adaptation of the series and have hired writer-director Brad Copeland
to pen the script.
, star of the original series – a crimefighter with the help of the Knight Industries Two Thousand, or K.I.T.T – wants to get involved in one way or another.
No word yet on whether William Daniels
, a.k.a. Boy Meets World’s Mr. Feeny will return to voice the role of K.I.T.T., an artificially intelligent electronic computer module installed in a highly advanced vehicle: as a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am, and the second KITT as a 2008-2009 Ford Shelby GT500KR.
Copeland, who has previously worked on sitcoms such as ‘Arrested Developmen’ and ‘My Name Is Earl’, recently helped develop the MTV version of the hit British comedy series ‘The Inbetweeners,’ neither of which convince us he’s the man to write an all-action update of Knight Rider
(not to mention his big screen projects like Wild Hogs
or Yogi Bear
In a celluloid world where Fast & Furious
owns the streets, maybe there’s room for something funny, but also packed with some great stunt sequences and a blast of adventure.
In the original series,
Hasselhoff starred as Michael Long, a police officer who is shot and left for dead while working on a case. Discovered by a mysterious millionaire named Wilton Knight, who wishes to take action against the criminal element, Long is nursed back to health and reborn as Michael Knight. The benefactor supplies Michael with all sorts of tech to fight crime, the most valuable piece being the Knight Industries Two Thousand, a.k.a. KITT.’