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Postby knapplc » Tue May 09, 2006 11:24 am

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) -- The talking car K.I.T.T. is heading to the big screen in an adaptation of the hit 1980s TV series "Knight Rider."

Series creator Glen A. Larson will write and executive produce the Weinstein Co. project, which he anticipates will begin production next year. The project had previously been in development at Sony-based Revolution Studios.

Larson has bandied about the project for years. "A number of people wanted to do a pure comedic send-up of it, but I always felt that would throw away the franchise," he said. "There was always some humor on the show, but this film will probably have more gallows, foxhole humor.

Despite the darker tone, he said he would aim for a PG-13 rating because he doesn't want to exclude the series' core audience. The show ran on NBC from 1982-86.

The story centers on the tale of a police investigator shot in the line of duty who is nursed back to health by a mysterious millionaire. He's given a new name (Michael Knight), a new face and a new car to help him continue his work. As in the pilot, he also seeks revenge on the criminals who left him for dead.

Larson wouldn't say whether David Hasselhoff, who starred in the series, would appear in a cameo or if William Daniels would reprise his role as the voice of K.I.T.T.

Other Larson TV series being developed as film adaptations include "Magnum, P.I." at Imagine Entertainment and "The Fall Guy" at Warner Bros. Pictures.


I will probably NOT see Knight Rider (or Miami Vice for that matter) but if they have the original cast of Magnum P.I. I'll go see that.

There's no way Lee Majors could do The Fall Guy again, but Heather Thomas doesn't look too bad:

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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue May 09, 2006 12:12 pm

The Dukes of Hazzard movie really put a bad taste in my mouth in regards to TV series being made into movies. I may rent Miami Vice, but only because I thought the previews looked good.
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Postby flotsamnjetsam » Tue May 09, 2006 12:13 pm

Just shows that the movie industry is running out of original ideas so they make more pathetic movies that will sell just based on their names. :-t
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Postby VaderFin » Tue May 09, 2006 12:13 pm

The Fall Guy was such a good tv show but could only be a bad movie. Tom Selleck in a good Magnum P.I. movie could be really fun, anyone else playing the role would be lame.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Tue May 09, 2006 12:26 pm

I'm still waiting for my "A-Team" movie. ;-7
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue May 09, 2006 12:53 pm

Dr. Duran Duran wrote:I'm still waiting for my "A-Team" movie. ;-7


i pity the fool who makes that movie
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Postby moonhead » Tue May 09, 2006 1:23 pm

flotsamnjetsam wrote:Just shows that the movie industry is running out of original ideas so they make more pathetic movies that will sell just based on their names. :-t


you make it sound like they are just now getting to this point.
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Postby onnestabe » Tue May 09, 2006 1:48 pm

moonhead wrote:
flotsamnjetsam wrote:Just shows that the movie industry is running out of original ideas so they make more pathetic movies that will sell just based on their names. :-t


you make it sound like they are just now getting to this point.


Yeah, moon....next thing you know, someone will be making three new Star Wars movies that pale in comparison to the worst of the original trilogy.... ;-7 :-D
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Postby moonhead » Tue May 09, 2006 2:12 pm

oh well. as long as it's not the tried and turd formula of a dumbass falls in love with the unattainable woman, she falls for him as he gives up or does something stupid to lose her, and then he wins her back with a heroic herculean effort at the end. every romantic comedy ever made.
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Postby skibrett15 » Tue May 09, 2006 2:20 pm

moonhead wrote:oh well. as long as it's not the tried and turd formula of a dumbass falls in love with the unattainable woman, she falls for him as he gives up or does something stupid to lose her, and then he wins her back with a heroic herculean effort at the end. every romantic comedy ever made.

Hmmm lets see... Han Solo, the smuggler falls in love with a princess, gives up because he thinks she's in love with her brother. He starts being mean, then blows up the death star to win her back.

sorry moon, I couldn't resist.
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