Spyglass Entertainment is teaming up with Aquaman director James Wan to develop a feature film reboot of the 80s television series ‘ Knight Rider ‘.
Knight Rider is an action crime drama television series created by Glan A. Larson. The show centered around the relationship between KITT and Michael, together with dealing with bad guys, from a common criminal to a rival supercar. The show is fun to watch with memorable cast David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, William Daniels voicing KITT, Edward Mulhare as Devon Miles, Patricia McPherson as Bonnie Barstow, Peter Parros as the young assistant Reginald “RC3” Cornelius III, and Rebecca Holden as April Curtis. David Hasselhoff starred in the original series, which premiered in 1982. Hasselhoff then reprised the role in the two television series ‘Knight Rider 2000’ which was released in 1991 and ‘Knight Rider’, released in 2008.
A film adaptation of 80s Knight Rider
A reboot of the classic 80s Knight Rider had been in talks for a while. There were speculations that it will be directed by James Gunn- writer and director of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and Star Trek Beyond’s director Justin Lin. However, nothing has been said about who will end up in the director’s chair nor any cast member has been revealed. What we know is that the film will be produced by James Wan and executively produced by Judson Scott.
Wan has directed many popular films like Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring movies, Aquaman, Furious 7, and many more. As a producer, he is behind highly successful movies of The Conjuring and the upcoming reboot of Mortal Kombat.
Michael Clear. T.J. Fixman has been hired to pen the screenplay of the new movie. Fixman is a veteran video game writer of the Ratchet & Clank series. It will be interesting to see Knight Rider with a modern-day take while containing its original anti-establishment theme. The plot details of this new project haven’t yet been revealed. It will be the first time the franchise will bring Michael and KITT to the big screen.