Knight Rider: The Movie

There has been alot of talk for a few years now about another Knight Rider movie. It has been confirmed and the release is set for 2008.
The movie poster featuring the new KITT:

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In the series, the Knight Industries Two-Thousand was a George Barris-modified 1982 Pontiac Trans Am (some believe it was actually a 1981½ model). Promotional material for the new film indicates that the new KITT will be a Koenigsegg CCX. As you can see in the movie poster above, the scan bar has been retained.

Rumored to be in development since at least 2002, this new film was almost nixed at least twice due to David Hasselhoff’s insistence that the script be faithful to the show. One of his demands was that KITT should be similar to his predecessor. Negotiations stalled when studios to whom the concept was pitched refused to allow it, but resumed again in 2005 when they finally conceded and allowed a new script to be written, this time with the new KITT retaining his predecessor’s characteristics.

David Hasselhoff has been virtually silent about what his on-screen contributions, if any, would be. He has said that he would return as Michael Knight, but that Knight’s role, given the fact that the Devon Miles character was killed off in the 1991 one-off made-for-television “reunion” film, Knight Rider 2000, likely means that Knight has assumed the position of leader of the Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG) and its public face.
Edward Mulhare, the Irish actor who portrayed Devon Miles, died of lung cancer in 1997.

Patricia McPherson, who played head technician Bonnie Barstow in seasons one, three, and four, (she was fired at the culmination of season one, but was rehired when her replacement, Rebecca Holden (April Curtis), received only a middling response. McPherson, whose last acting job was as the long-lost love of Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) in 1997’s Men in Black (he’s looking at her via his workstation at MIB headquarters), has been on hiatus from acting and devotes her time to the conservation of endangered wetlands.

It is also unknown if Peter Parros, who played technical wiz Reginald Cornelius, III (RC3) in Knight Rider’s fourth and final season as well as the television film, will be part of the film.

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Kyle Wadsworth

Kyle Wadsworth is a trained multimedia journalist with a passion for film and television - notably Westside and Outrageous Fortune! Also known as TuiKiwi (the name of which has also featured on Outrageous Fortune as a guest-starring beer brand).
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  • Tui

    I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t wait to see this. By the looks of the poster, its bound to be a really good movie.