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Not a year has gone by in our nearly twenty years of online without a rumor of a Knight Rider feature film. But could now be the time? We reported last year when a rumor surfaced that The Weinstein Company had hired Brad Copeland to pen the script, and this latest news builds ontop of that. Sources that spoke with Schmoes Know informed them that both Chris Pratt & Danny McBride are in talks to headline the movie. No other specifics are given, but the casting leads them and us to believe that a comedic slant is in the cards - one that worked well for 21 Jump Street, but maybe not as well for the Duke of Hazzard remake.

Also no word was given on their intended roles, but many are suggesting - and we agree - that Pratt as Michael Knight and McBride as the voice of KITT could work nicely. That is of course, if they keep the character framework that we all know intact for what is being spoken of as a complete reboot.

Our latest KITT Bytes - bite sized Knight Rider News:

And finally - here is a video of David Hasselhoff promoting Lion Forge's comic:

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If you are near Castleford UK this Saturday, September 7th - be sure to check out the KnightCon Star Cars & Heroes event! Every year, Rob and Steve put on an amazingly well designed event that is free & fun for the whole family. This year, in addition to the amazing replicas, and stars like Rebecca Holden they're working on some fun new surprises - be sure to head over to their facebook page for more information. The festivities get underway at 11am.

You have all been asking... so here it is!...Knightcon Star Cars & Heroes will make its Triumphant return on Saturday 7th September 2013 with our most Spectacular event to date!

The venue once again is the Amazing Xscape in Castleford.

With more unbelievable all time classic cars from Film and Television, Truly iconic sci-fi characters, movie sets, props and displays, Knightcon is not just an event..its an incredible experience you simply do not want to miss!!

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Knight Rider Archives obtained a copy of the cover art for the upcoming Knight Rider digital comic from LionForge and illustrated by Lorenzo Lizana. It's starting to look pretty sweet, and even though this is an updated modern take, there is definitely some familiar cues to be had.

Things are continuing to looking positive as we hear more about their plans for this series. Writer Geoff Thorne has been pretty active via his twitter account so be sure to follow him there. Knight Rider Archives also asked some questions via twitter that they've consolidated into a post for easy archiving.



Be sure to remember to stop by your local Hallmark Gold Crown store this weekend for the 2013 Ornament Premiere where you can pick up your very own "KITT" ornament. KITT has the traditional bells and whistles - being battery operated and featuring scanner light effect and spoken phrases. Retails for $19.99.

We were able to get a sneak peak today at the packaging - hopefully this will hold you over until Saturday. And while we wouldn't describe KITT in exactly the same way (where is the turbo-boost?) we think it's a rad enough edition to our collection to overlook the oversight.

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NBC Universal has announced a deal with Lion Forge Comics that would bring beloved shows from the 80s, including Knight Rider, back in comic form. They have tapped Geoffrey Thorne (of Leverage, Ben 10) as a writer and Jason Johnson (of Wetworks, Godstorm) to illustrate.

Not much is yet known about how much these comics will align with the Knight Rider many of us grew up with. However, when asked by Knight Rider Archives about this Geoff Thorne did say that it would be a "reboot. but you'll find all of it very familiar." We expect to find out more at San Diego Comic Con in two weeks.

The comics are planned for distribution in Q3 and Q4 2013, and will be available through the Amazon Kindle Bookstore, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble’s The Nook Book Store and Kobo.

The Weinstein Company announced today that it was bringing writer Brad Copeland on board to draft a script for the long-awaited Knight Rider motion picture. Brad has a strong background in comedy, having worked on the critically-acclaimed series News Radio, Arrested Development, and My Name is Earl. He also wrote the feature film Wild Hogs, and has a new indie project "Coffee Town" coming out next month.

This is still breaking news, and we'll announce more details about the project as we get them.

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This weekend sees the return of Las Vegas Car Stars, Paul Casey's free event to benefit the Children's Miracle Network. Dozens of cars and celebrities from Movies and TV will be on hand. Scheduled to appear from Knight Rider is Catherine Hickland, Jack Gill, George Barris, Buzz Bundy, Bob Bralver, Tom Greene, James Winburn and KITTs from both the original series and the 2008 reboot (Those are just some of the many)

If you are in Las Vegas this weekend, stop by on Saturday from 10am to 4pm for a fun day filled with amazing vehicles and celebrities! We will be on hand and will report back throughout the day via our twitter account.

More info at lasvegascarstars.com

justin_bruening.jpgCool news.... Teresa Huang, staff writer for Knight Rider '08, got in touch with us to let us know about a new kickstarter short film project she's working on with some other Knight Rider alumni! The movie is called "Early Retirement", and is "a short film about two contract killers engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse that only serves to cover a flirtatious love affair."

Justin Bruening is the lead actor - Teresa tells us "This project will mark his return to kicking ass and taking names! " Justin is also a producer.

Teresa will be producing and acting in the film opposite Justin. Our very own on-location reporter Sue interviewed Teresa during Knight Rider's production several years ago.

Rajeev Dassani is the director. Rajeev started Master Key Productions, the company that did all of the visual effects for Knight Rider. We visited them over the summer before the series started, and they gave us some great previews on video of the work they were doing.

In the last 4 days they raised about $3000 to reach their goal, but you have less than 36 hours to join in too. We pledged some money, and hope you'll think about doing the same. Come on, don't you want to see Justin getting poisoned on screen?

"Early Retirement" on Kickstarter"

d-hotel.jpgThe Knight Rider Festival in Las Vegas has a new host hotel - The D Hotel on Fremont Street. Formerly Fitzgeralds, it just finished a $15 million renovation.

Festival guests get special discounted rates. The Festival itself is Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, but come early to take advantage of even better hotel savings:

Thrs: $39.00
Fri/Sat: $79.00

Call 800-274-5825
and ask for Group Code:
GLVCS

These rates WILL SELL OUT, so book your room while you can!

In addition to many KITT replicas on display and guest appear appearances from the cast and crew of Knight Rider, Las Vegas Star Cars will be hosting many famous Hollywood vehicles along with their human co-stars.



The Hot Wheels Elite team is getting close to releasing both their 1:18 and 1:43 die-cast models. As we've shown you previously this highly detailed model is going to be many fans lusted over product. You'll have to wait till February to get your hands on one, but in the mean time enjoy these images of the final models!

Hope everyone had a great holiday season and a happy new year! The year 2012 was a whirlwind one for us, and we've taken some time off to recover. Expect things to start to pick up again with new product releases and news from of the latest fan events this year.

So how've you been? Have you been enjoying your Diamond Select KITTs? Be sure to check out their latest YouTube video demoing the SPM KITT model, soon to be released!

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Our weekly(ish) KITT Bytes - bite sized Knight Rider News:

  • David Hasselhoff visited the LAPD Golf Tournament last weekend, arriving in his own KITT - check out this thread for more pics!
  • Lifetime announces holiday schedule, including the Nov 10th debut of "The Christmas Consultant" starring David Hasselhoff [via Variety]
  • Deanna Russo and CollegeHumor send up Katy Perry once again with I'm not Awake parody video. (and Happy Birthday to Deanna, on October 17th!)
  • Diamond Select Toys is at it again with a Michael Knight 8" action figure, complete with detailed cloth costumes and a highly posable body. This is part of a new line of figures which you can pre-order now for an April 2013 release [via Articulation Times] Also you can bid on winning a 1:15 prototype at this eBay auction - proceeds to benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Knight Rider fan whom lost his job is auctioning off JoyRide Chrome KITT autographed by many including David Hasselhoff
  • A new company Kimera, is seek to put the KITT into Siri, making our smartphones actually intelligent.
  • Photo above courtesy of Jen Catano, who's driving her KITT on the Toyota Speedway race track in Irwindale, California!

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Get More: MADE, Full Episodes

Last week, MTV began to air the twelfth season of their series Made, which gives participants the opportunity to have their dreams become real. In the premier episode we meet Chris, who is introduced to become David's new assistant. This episode features heavily David's 60th Birthday party where he was presented with his own KITT (with custom lambo doors) which was restored by Jen Catano.

Be sure to check out some behind the scenes pics from Jennifer on our forum! Or head over to davidNET where they have more footage from the episode.


The lovely Rebecca Holden, who played April Curtis in the second season of Knight Rider, is out with a new single! This time it's a duet with Grammy award winner Jon Secada.

Rebecca writes:

“Dreams Come True” is fast becoming the most popular wedding song in the world! We are receiving requests from around the world for our new single to be used for weddings, renewal of vows and to provide hope and inspiration. 3x Grammy Winner Jon Secada and I are so proud of this recording and would love to share our video with you:

More can be found on Rebecca's website, including information on how to obtain your copy of the single. Congratulations Rebecca!

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