neps: May 2006 Archives

In this weeks Entertainment Weekly (Issue #877), they decide to try and pick the Knight Rider movie dream cast:

Entertainment Weekly Scan

Who would be in your dream cast?

From Daily Variety today:

V's 'Knight' Rides Again Ian Mohr

"The Weinstein Co. is steering an adaptation of the '80s TV series "Knight Rider" toward the bigscreen.
Indie banner has sealed a deal to acquire rights to the skein from creator Glen A. Larson, who also was behind such titles as "Magnum, P.I." and "The Fall Guy."

"Knight" follows a cop who's been left to die and is nursed back to health by a mysterious millionaire. The moneyman also gives the cop a new face; a new name, Michael Knight; and crime-fighting gadgetry, including KITT, the car with artificial intelligence.

Original skein ran on NBC from 1982-86 and starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight.

David Price, who brought the project to TWC, is co-producing.

Larson said he sees the feature version of "Knight" as a potential franchise property.

TWC has been beefing up on TV remakes of late: Unit recently pacted with rapper-thesp Ice Cube to produce and topline a bigscreen version of the ABC series "Welcome Back, Kotter" and the company also has on its slate "The Equalizer," with Paul McGuigan at the helm."

Thanks to all who sent this in, and Michael Pajaro for the transcription.

Further coverage:

Google News
Syfy Portal (has some inacurate mentions)

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