neps: April 2003 Archives

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Aint it Cool News posted some information on the movie that as far as I know hasn't been mentioned anywhere else. Harry was asked about the Knight Rider movie, and below is his response.. Although, with him your never too sure what he has heard credibly. That whole Hasselhoff bit.. ut oh.. If true, I guess this means that they may be starting from the begining.

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Hey folks, Harry here... Yup, this is completely true. In addition to all of this... The film is set to be distributed by Sony, Hasselhoff will have a role in the film, but not Michael Knight. William Daniels will be the voice of KITT and though dead, Edward Mulhare will apparently be back, but as a hologram... (Don't ask me, I don't know) The script has had Glen Larson, Paul Lovett and David Elliot working on it. I'm curious how this will end up doing, because frankly... Universal has a SPY HUNTER film with The Rock set up, and that car is apparently going to be tranforming into all sorts of super cool things and doing badass stunt after badass stunt... BUT... KNIGHT RIDER does have that cool title music, though personally, AIR WOLF owned KNIGHT RIDER's ass!


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below is a copy of the article that appeared in this monday's variety

Scribes revving up 'Knight Rider' pic
Hasselhoff to exec produce; Elliott, Lovett to pen script
By MARC GRASER
Daily Variety, April 14 2003

The wheels are in motion on Revolution Studios' bigscreen adaptation of the 1980s TV show "Knight Rider."

The studio has hired tyro scribes David Elliott and Paul Lovett to pen the script for the pic, which is being planned as an action comedy.

TV series ran on NBC from 1982 to 1986, revolving around Michael Knight and his talking car K.I.T.T., a sleek black Pontiac Trans Am, as they fight crime.

Elliott and Lovett are also writing Revolution's comedy "Neighborhood Watch."

Revolution partner Tom Sherak brought "Knight Rider" into the studio where it will be overseen by development exec Navid McIlhargey.

"Knight Rider's" original star David Hasselhoff will executive produce the pic, while Disney-based Mayhem Pictures' Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray will produce with Glen A. Larson, who created the "Knight Rider" TV series.

Ciardi and Grey produced Revolution's comedy "The New Guy" and Disney's "The Rookie."

Elliott and Lovett are repped by CAA.

Thanks to Michael Pajaro at knightridermovie.com for the text.

Today's Variety reports on the progress of the Knight Rider movie. Cinescape provides a summary of the article: (if anyone wants to email me a copy of the article it would be appreciated)

Movie News
Two hop onboard KNIGHT RIDER
Writers hired for movie script

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Dateline: Monday, April 14, 2003

By: PATRICK SAURIOL
By: News Editor

There's another step forward to report today for the KNIGHT RIDER feature film in development. Variety states that David Elliott and Paul Lovett have been hired to write the script which, the trade magazine reports, is being given the CHARLIE'S ANGELS approach: action comedy. Well, it's good to know no one's taking the idea of a talking Trans Am too seriously.

David Hasselhoff, the star of the original NBC television series, has an executive producer credit. The show's creator, Glen A. Larson, has a full producer one along with Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray. The project is set up with Revolution Studios.

Thanks to Scorp from the Boards for the scoop. You can see the article for yourself at here.

Knight Registries posted this week the date for this years annual Knight Nationals. It's a great event where Knight Rider enthusiasts gather to show off their conversion cars and discuss the series. It's a great event, and highly recommeded good time.

From knightregistries.com:

04.07.03
2003 Knight Nationals Announcement!
Knight Registries is proud to announce that we are again having our annual gathering August 22-24, 2003 in Vandalia Ohio to coincide with the Trans Am Nationals. AJ Palmgren is taking on a bigger role in the planning of this years event and we're looking forward to our best year yet! Ernie Peery (Website Here) has graciously offered to do the art for this years event as well! We'll be unveiling it soon! In the meantime please visit the events area to learn more and pre-register!

Be sure to check out knight registries for more information.

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