'Knight Rider' movie begins to step on the accelerator

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'Knight Rider' movie begins to step on the accelerator

Post by weeezl » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:31 pm

From the LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-knight-rider-movie-hasselhoff-brad-copeland-20130625,0,5316111.story

Seeing as the Weinstein Co has brought onboard Brad Copeland to pen a draft script, does anyone here think the possible feature film could be gaining some traction? :?:

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Post by Michael Pajaro » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:09 pm

It has gained and lost traction many times before, but this is certainly the most tangible news we have heard in quite some time so let's keep our hopes up and fingers crossed! Thanks for posting!
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Post by Micaela Knight » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:06 pm

Maybe this time it'll actually happen... you never know. :)
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Post by Knight Racer » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:44 am

Wasn't Glen seen talking about his already made script at a Knightcon a half a decade ago?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDICdzCxmbo

I have clips of him talking about the movie since before and after that clip.

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Post by Radicalas » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:21 am

Well, looks like old times of visiting Knight Rider Online for news about new movie/show are back. Been waiting for it for so long. Best birthday present ever. I just hope it won't be a flop and will be more action movie than comedy. But comedy is a must they just have to not overdo it. I would like to see Gabriel Macht as Michael Knight, i really like him in Suits, his serious look and humor combination is very likeable.

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Post by theknightling » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:29 am

This does worry me some! Just thinking about all the other reboots/remakes and it makes me nervous. I think I would require Copeland to watch the complete series before taking pen to paper just to get the feel of the original show. It wasn't all about action and amazing feats that the car can do. There needs to be 'heart' in the movie. As for KITT I would like to see a completely new body built with resemblances of the original, but is not made from a production car.

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Post by Michael Pajaro » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:47 pm

Trivia Question:

Brad Copeland was a producer for Arrested Development. There are at least 2 other connections between Knight Rider and Arrested Development. What are they?
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Post by Knight Racer » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:15 am

I know of one of your answers Michael.David Bateman from Arrested Devlopment was the kid in Lost Knight.

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Post by Michael Pajaro » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:34 am

It's Jason Bateman, but yes... that's the first one. The other is trickier, I'll give hints after a while if it's not answered.
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Post by Radicalas » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:47 am

Will Arnett supposed to be the voice of KITT in 2008 TV series.

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Post by Michael Pajaro » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:22 pm

Ding ding ding! Good job Knight Racer & Radicalas!
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Post by knightfever » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:28 pm

"The question for Copeland is how to craft a new car (the show’s KITT was renowned for its ability to talk) in an era when much of what KITT could do can be handled by Siri or a garden-variety iPhone."

I remember this statement being made a lot when the 2008 series was in production. Yes, most cars have the ability to "talk" and offer navigation directions and such, but you can't carry on a conversation with your Siri and have Siri respond back with a thought out answer. The "heart" of KITT is what separates him from what all of the modern cars can do.

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Post by theknightling » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:32 pm

knightfever wrote:"The question for Copeland is how to craft a new car (the show’s KITT was renowned for its ability to talk) in an era when much of what KITT could do can be handled by Siri or a garden-variety iPhone."


I don't get that statement. A lot of what KITT can do an iPhone can't.

I tried to sit on my iPhone and jump over a semi...didn't work!

I asked my iPhone to rig a casino game so I can win...didn't work!

I was at a beach house with my girlfriend and a remote control airplane filled with explosives was coming right at me, I asked my iPhone to cover me...didn't work!

So, Wilton Knight's miracle car will still wow audiences today!

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Post by blowersho » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:03 pm

The only good thing Copeland has ever done is six episodes of Arrested Development. The rest of his resume includes inane, mindless nonsense such as Wild Hogs and Coffee Town which he is directing. I don't think he is a good choice for a Knight Rider movie which I believe should have humor but for the most part be serious, kind of like the recent Batman movies.

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Post by Michael Pajaro » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:43 pm

I think all of us are a little concerned about the film being a flat-out comedy. But I think going the serious Batman route is going to far. It goes against the spirit of the original series.I say, go the Avengers/Iron Man route: lots of comedy, but it's still primarily an action film.

And let's not get too far ahead ourselves just yet. We really don't have any solid information at all about the movie. (Of course, speculation is half the fun of the forum so don't let me stop you!)
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Post by blowersho » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:31 pm

Michael Pajaro wrote:I think all of us are a little concerned about the film being a flat-out comedy. But I think going the serious Batman route is going to far. It goes against the spirit of the original series.I say, go the Avengers/Iron Man route: lots of comedy, but it's still primarily an action film.

And let's not get too far ahead ourselves just yet. We really don't have any solid information at all about the movie. (Of course, speculation is half the fun of the forum so don't let me stop you!)


By "serious" I mean the movie should be some what believable just like Batman Begins and Dark Knight, Dark Knight Rises kind of went overboard with way too much going on and became incoherent. The camp and cheese worked well for the original but it wont work today, if they follow the Avengers/Iron Man route then the KR movie will simply become another summer movie that people watch once and then forget about because it will have no re-watch value.

By all means have humor and a few mega action sequences but keep it real enough that when people see it some part of them believes that perhaps an eccentric billionaire could build a machine like KITT. In my opinion the first two Nolan Batmans did that very well, that an extremely rich person could with all the resources at their disposal dress up as bat and punish criminals.

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Post by AppleMacri1980 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:11 pm

Well Man Of Steel did good i mean Superman is about a alien baby coming here and growing up to be earth's savor. It said in The Christopher Reeve version about it made us believe a man can fly

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Post by Skav » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:54 pm

It will still possibly take years before we see it on the silver screen. Movies go through different script writers all the time, a process which can take a very long while.

But I don't want any slapstick comedy stuff a'la Starsky and Hutch. If they go that route then I am out.

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Post by tharpdevenport » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:18 pm

Wasn't Warner Bros. the one a few years ago that wanted no talking K.I.T.T. in a proposed KR movie?
And when things appeared to get better, they got worse, and everyday was a day to cry.

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Post by blowersho » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:08 pm

tharpdevenport wrote:Wasn't Warner Bros. the one a few years ago that wanted no talking K.I.T.T. in a proposed KR movie?


I believe that was Revolution Studios back in the early 2000's that wanted a KITT that didn't speak.

AppleMacri1980 wrote:Well Man Of Steel did good i mean Superman is about a alien baby coming here and growing up to be earth's savor. It said in The Christopher Reeve version about it made us believe a man can fly


Man Of Steel has really polarized the audience, people either love it or hate. My opinion is that it is a horrible movie, it didn't even feel like a Superman movie, more like a Michael Bay Transformers destruction fest with Superman thrown in there.

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Post by whet » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:22 am

Michael Pajaro wrote:I think all of us are a little concerned about the film being a flat-out comedy. But I think going the serious Batman route is going to far. It goes against the spirit of the original series.I say, go the Avengers/Iron Man route: lots of comedy, but it's still primarily an action film.

And let's not get too far ahead ourselves just yet. We really don't have any solid information at all about the movie. (Of course, speculation is half the fun of the forum so don't let me stop you!)


Yes I echo what your saying Michael..

its so hard being a Knight Rider fan at times...

I direct you back to the 2 games Davilex made, it got really exciting only to be left flat by the end result..

And if a Knight Rider movie is ever going to be reality, its been so many years in the making, so much talk about it etc etc...

Well lets just say, its going to have to be better than awesome to please most of us..

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Post by JamesBondMustangGT » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:38 am

I hope it's done right. As long as the car doesn't transform. That was to me what ruined the 2008 series.

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Post by Nicholas Knight » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:40 am

Personally, I would be satisfied with a movie similar to "Stealth". That movie had a talking airplane, with mainly action, drama, and a lil comedy. I just hope they don't overdo it. (and have a GOOD KITT voice....if William Daniels can't do it Eugene Levy!!!) :-)
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Post by Nicholas Knight » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:43 am

I remember that the Jinn movie had a Firebreather Camaro, but did they cancel the movie?? That car is a great Pontiac inspired Car!!!
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Post by DevonStyles » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:53 pm

They need to get somebody who knows what there doing for this type of movie. I don't think were going to get a big budget batman style movie here. I'm thinking or hoping it's something along the lines of The A-Team. Kinda dark, kinda humerous, and somewhat familiar to the origional. As long as we don't have any transforming cars I'm ok with it.
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