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Binkley Report!!! KITT is coming back!!


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At first, I thought Ugh, but as I read on, I thought this might be kinda cool!

 

New Knight Rider!!!

 

Doug Liman Producing New Knight Rider Series

Source: Variety

September 27, 2007

 

 

NBC is bringing back "Knight Rider," hiring Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity) to produce a Transformers-inspired reworking of the 1980s hit action-drama series about a man and his indestructible supercar.

 

Variety says the network is developing a two-hour pilot for the project, with tentative plans to air it as a telepic later this season. Liman is open to the idea of directing, assuming his feature schedule allows. If the telepic clicks, a new-model "Knight Rider" could be on the air as early as next fall.

 

Dave Andron ("Raines") is writing the pilot script and will serve as supervising producer alongside executive producers Liman and Dave Bartis ("The O.C.," "Heist") for Universal Media Studios and Dutch Oven Productions.

 

The trade says the success of Transformers had a role in inspiring NBC Entertainment chief Ben Silverman's decision to revive "Knight." The thinking is that small screen f/x have advanced to the point where it'd be feasible to have a weekly series in which cars shift shapes.

 

It's also likely the new show will explore the idea of "evil" cars to offset the heroic talking K.I.T.T. car of the original series, which starred David Hasselhoff. That said, the series is expected to essentially remain focused on the story of a single man fighting for justice with the help of his superadvanced car.

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Just make KITT a car that turns into a robot and we can go ahead and have The Transformers sequal and Knight Rider with one shot
:rolleyes:

Y'know, they're trying to beat the proposed writers strike (Like anyone's really writing this crap!!!), so you never know........

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Here's hoping they make KITT one of those new Dodge Challengers, and pick a less wooden actor to play Michael Knight.

 

 

I love those new Challengers! But, I'd be willing to bet that they'll try and get one of the new Camaros (or Firebirds if they come out with one) since the original KITT was a 1982 (or 83') Firebird Formula.

 

It'll never make it past the pilot. I wouldn't be surprised if they got Hasselhoff to play his role again!!!

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