Knight Rider The Movie

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  1. kronos

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    Hasselhoff Skien Comes to Big Screen
    Tuesday May 9 11:44 AM ET


    The Weinstein Co. has picked up the feature rights to the '80's series Knight Rider from show creator Glen A. Larson.

    By Mark Umbach, FilmStew.com

    Everybody's favorite TV actor, well, at least Germany's favorite TV actor, David Hasselhoff, must be so proud. The actor, who recently found out DreamWorks will be bringing an adaptation his Baywatch to theatres, will soon see another of his characters brought to the big screen. Indie shingle The Weinstein Co. has picked up feature rights to Hasselhoff starrer Knight Rider from show creator Glen A. Larson, and the company now has an eye toward adapting the series for the big screen.

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    Hasselhoff spent the mid-'80s cruising around the small screen as Michael Knight, with his talking car KITT, in the cop series Knight Rider. The show centered on an injured cop who had been left to die. He is nursed back to health by a mysterious millionaire who gives the cop a new name, face and all sorts of high-tech gadgets, including his car KITT, to help fight crime.

    The show ran from 1982 through 1986 on NBC and earned Hasselhoff the People's Choice Award as Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series for the show's first season.

    No casting decisions for the feature have been made, but David Price, who brought the idea to The Weinstein Co., will be a co-producer.

    The Weinstein Co. recently picked up the feature rights to TV's Welcome Back, Kotter as a star vehicle for Ice Cube, and they are also developing The Equalizer for the big screen. One can only hope that the studio does a better job with Knight Rider than was recently done with the likes of The Dukes of Hazzard and Bewitched, to name a few.



    http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/fs/20060509/114720026800.html
     
  2. rattrap007

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    Yay!! KITT on the big screen..
     
  3. Shin-Gouki

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    KITT with new special effects, that alone will be worth the price of admission.
     
  4. Eradicator

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    What do they mean no cast choices have been made? This movie has been in the works for several years. I had heard William Daniels was already onboard to voice KITT.
     
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    As much as I'd like to see KITT on the big screen, I have a feeling this movie is gonna suck hard.
     
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    I like to see it.
     
  7. Greyryder

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    *waits for them to turn it into a slapstick comedy*:rolleyes2 
     
  8. Triformis

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    "Welcome Back, Kotter as a star vehicle for Ice Cube"...wtf?!? I now question the validity of this entire article.
     
  9. Triformis

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    Plus, there's this: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=skien

    Am I and the dictionary both crazy or does the word skien not exist?

    On the other hand, I would dig a Knight Rider movie, so don't think I'm bashing on that, just the validity of this particular source (no offense).
     
  10. Aberration

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    It's probably a typo, I'm guessing that it should be "skein"
     
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    Love when Hasslehoff gets raided my the media squad and ignores them by talking to his watch.

    Then dives in limo
     
  12. Frognal

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    I found this more interesting. Matt Groening has predicted the future once again.
     
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    "It was the first movie filmed completely in slow motion."
     
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    Sounds great. I'll wait for it when it hits DVD.

    Just like what happened to the Dukes of Hazzard movie? :lol 
     
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    Another movie where the car was the star
     
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    You know the movie's going to have KARR in it. And you know who did KARR's voice. ;) 
     
  17. Eradicator

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    I'd imagine you meant the first episode with KARR which was voiced by Peter Cullen. It was Paul Frees in the second KARR ep.
     
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    I thought there was a "Knight Rider" movie already. I think KITT was a red car in the movie I remember. :confused: 
     
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    I heard Bernie Mac is going to play the lead. :D 
     
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    Yes. That was Knight Rider 2000, which was a tv movie which was going to be the pilot for a new show. It failed badly.
     

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