Ready to have the Knight Rider theme embedded into your head for the next couple of hours? Good, for we’ve got word that James Wan is developing a new movie based around the much-loved property.
Via Deadline, Wan is teaming with Spyglass Media for a Knight Rider picture pegged for a big-screen release. Already, Spyglass has brought in Ratchet & Clank’s T.J. Fixman to pen the film, and the plan is to deliver a present-day spin on Knight Rider – all while reportedly keeping the anti-establishment tone of the original series.
That series, of course, was fronted by David Hasselhoff and first aired back in 1982. As former LAPD detective Michael Knight, Hoff’s facially-reconstructed badass embarks on a life of crimefighting alongside his supersmart Firebird Trans Am known as the Knight Industries Two Thousand. Or to millions over us across the globe, KITT.
The original Knight Rider show ran for four seasons, before then having several direct-to-TV movies and spin-offs. In 2008, NBC had Justin Bruening headline a new Knight Rider show, but that was axed after just one season.
Since then, there have been plentiful rumblings of Knight Rider getting to ride once more – and the last we’d heard on anything Knight Rider was back in 2017 when Kevin Hart and John Cena were mooted to be starring in a reboot.
At this stage, this James Wan and Spyglass Knight Rider has yet to be given an official release date, but expect more on the film as we get it.