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Knight Rider rights.

Post by March2875 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:57 pm

Last official word we had on the Knight Rider movie rights was that it belonged to the Weinstein Company. Shouldn't that deal have expired by now and the rights reverted back to the Larson family?

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Re: Knight Rider rights.

Post by Knight Racer » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:00 am

David went to the Weinstein company about a decade before Glen Larson announced that he was working on a script for the movie. David said that they wanted them to do a KR movie but with the car not talking. David wasn't happy with that so it fell apart.

Decade later Glen finished his script or first draft but nothing happened because he past on shortly after.

Not sure if Universal has the still has TV rights and Larson family can only do a movie but I also don't know if technically streaming is a different form of media in which they can make episodes.

We really haven't heard any big announcement that David said he was told not to say anything because something will be announced soon. I think he did that just because he wanted to save face and not look humiliated because nothing is happening with KR lately.

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Re: Knight Rider rights.

Post by YakForger » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:48 am

Okay, good to know.
It's sad that getting more Knight Rider looks unrealistic, with the rights being somewhere in the stratosphere and with disagreements about the plot lines, but when you look at the remakes, sequels and spin-off that are made these days, I don't think it's that bad after all...

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Re: Knight Rider rights.

Post by Knight Racer » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:45 pm

The original series ran from 82-86. Since then there have been new shows trying to continue what man and one car began long ago.

knight rider 1981 -1986
knight rider 2000 1990
knight rider 2010 1994
team knight rider 1997 -1998
knight rider 2008 -2009
######## 2020 <------- Think we're overdue for another attempt.

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