Weinsteins Buckle Up For 'Knight Rider' Movie
Classic '80s series will move to the big screen, but will anybody invite Hasselhoff?
The Weinstein Co. is moving forward on a feature film version of the classic '80s action series "Knight Rider," optioning the development rights and hiring a screenwriter.
Fittingly, the studio has recruited "Knight Rider" creator Glen A. Larson to take the first pass at the script. Larson, whose other show credits include "Magnum P.I.," "Fall Guy" and the original "Battlestar Galactica," will also executive produce.
"I am a huge fan of the original series and could not be happier that we've joined forces with Glen Larson to bring these iconic characters to the big screen," says Harvey Weinstein.
The Emmy nominated (sound editing, if you're curious) original series ran on NBC from 1982-86 and starred Hasselhoff as an undercover cop who was shot and hideously disfigured in the line of duty. A wealthy man rescued him and gave him a new pretty face, a new identity and a fancy Trans-Am voiced by William Daniels nicknamed KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand). Off he went to fight for justice.
"Teaming up with Harvey and Bob, with their unparalleled success in motion picture, gives 'Knight Rider' an exciting opportunity to be a breakout franchise," says Larson.