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James Wan To Develop Knight Rider Movie, The Original Self-Driving Car

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BY February 11, 2021

The 1980s were a strange time, and Knight Rider is one of the stranger things to come from it. The series, which gave the world David Hasselhoff, was about a guy who worked for a private secret agency, driving a sentient car. The car, KITT, is supposed to be all nuts and bolts and computer programming, but the car is basically just another person in the cast. (Though, a character who can go into “super-pursuit” mode.) Despite its strangeness, the series remains very popular with fans, and one of them happens to be a superstar in Hollywood. James Wan, Michael Clear, and Spyglass Entertainment are teaming up to bring a Knight Rider movie to the big-screen (or at least streaming or video-on-demand). Judson Scott also serves as an executive producer.

While the Knight Rider franchise actually boasts a number of sequels and reboots, none found the success of the original. There was a short-lived spinoff in the 1980s called Code of Vengeance. Team Knight Rider got one season in 1997, and Knight Rider got one season in 2008. There were a handful of TV movies, in 2000, 2008, and 2010. There is also a rumor that Justin Lin was working on a new television series based on the property, but news of the movie likely means this deal fell through. Still, NBC Universal owns the franchise, and they need content for Peacock.

So, it’ll be interesting to see how a new Knight Rider franchise would wor. Yet, in a world with nearly a dozen movies in the Fast and the Furious universe, maybe KITT has a shot at stardom again.

TJ Fixman will write the script, according to Deadline.com.

What do you think? Do you want to see a Knight Rider movie from James Wan and company? Can the guy who made Aquaman cool bring KITT back to its true glory? Tell us below.

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Joshua M. Patton is a father, veteran, and writer living in Pittsburgh, PA. The first books he read on his own were comics, and he's loved the medium ever since. He is the greatest star-pilot in the galaxy, a cunning warrior, and a good friend. His book "What I Learned: Stories, Essays, and More" is available in print from Amazon and from all electronic booksellers.

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