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Knight Rider 'Being Remade' Into A Film

Knight Rider 'Being Remade' Into A Film

The cult classic series Knight Rider is being remade into a film, according to Deadline.

The publication reports that the movie will 'be a present-day take that will maintain the anti-establishment tone of the original'.

Knight Rider is being remade into a film. Credit: NBC Universal Television
Knight Rider is being remade into a film. Credit: NBC Universal Television

The screenplay is being adapted by TJ Fixman, a former video game writer, and Judson Scott will serve as executive producer - beyond that, we don't know much about the remake at this stage.

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Indeed, if you're a young 'un, you may well not know much about the original either.

The action series was first broadcast in the 80s and followed the adventures of crime-fighter Michael Knight and his artificially intelligent car, K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand).

Knight was played by David Hasselhoff, aka The Hoff, and the show played a major role in launching his career.

It garnered a devout cult following and subsequently spawned TV spin-offs, films, video games, books, and even a Knight Rider convention, called KnightCon.

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If you don't think the news of the latest spin-off is sufficient proof of the enduring popularity of the series, then check out Paul Nicholls' whip:

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Paul has created a road-worthy K.I.T.T. Credit: LADbible
Paul has created a road-worthy K.I.T.T. Credit: LADbible

He spent £32,000 ($42,058) making his very own K.I.T.T., spending around 1,000 hours on the impressive DIY project.

Speaking to LADbible, the 40-year-old from Great Yarmouth said he picked up the old Pontiac Trans Am in May 2019 for £15,000 ($20,000) and spent £17,000 ($22,000) doing it up.

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He said: "I was watching Knight Rider from the age of about eight, and as a kid I was obsessed with all the gadgets K.I.T.T. had and how it looked and sounded.

"So when I realised around three years ago that I could actually build one for use on public roads, I started seriously thinking about doing it - and it's a dream come true."

He's even added a playlist of some of K.I.T.T.'s catchphrases and quotes from the show, so it feels just like the real deal.

He said: "When lockdown hit in the middle of March, I had an ideal opportunity to work on it more or less every day.

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"I was in my garage working on it for hours on end, fitting out interior and installing electronics and panels etc. I did this for around six weeks solid and got a lot done.

"It was a lot of hard work, I have never done anything like this before. In total, I've probably spent about 1,000 hours on it."

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Topics: TV and Film

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.