I was a 90s kid. I was born in the 80s but in the latter part of it which made me miss some iconic auto movies and TV shows like Back to the future and Miami vice. Fortunately, I was able to catch up with the time-traveling Delorean DMC-12 thanks to VHS tapes when I was growing up.
But like any other old television series, Knight rider is one of those cool shows that’s hard to get a copy of. As a car nut with a fondness for anything that has four wheels, reliving the glory days of these popular shows is a pipe dream.
That’s why this news excites me more than anyone. Knight Rider, which starred Michael Knight and his Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT), is returning – but as a movie remake.
In a report by Variety, the prestigious TV show will be presented on the big screen, courtesy of Spyglass Media Group and director James Wan. It’s worth noting that Wan and his atomic monster will be working with Spyglass to produce the Knight Rider remake, according to the Variety report. Wan is known for his work in films like Aquaman, Seen, Insidious, and Conjuring. By the way, he’s no stranger to car movies, as he directed the seventh installment of the Fast and furious franchise.
There are no details yet on the cast of the Knight Rider movie remake. It would be safe to assume that David Hasselhoff won’t be playing the role of Michael Knight this time around – unless, of course, it’s a continuation of the plot from the old TV show. It would make sense.
The question now is whether KITT will be reborn again as a talking Pontiac Firebird Trans Am and missile launcher? I guess this is something we would find out sooner or later.