After a few failed re-starts on the small screen, it seems that Knight Rider is one step closer to becoming visualized on the silver screen instead. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that The Weinstein Company has hired Brad Copeland to flesh out a screenplay for a feature film version of the KITT adventures. Copeland's previous writing credits include "Arrested Development", Yogi Bear and Wild Hogs. His name has also been alongside rumored reboots of "Gilligan's Island."
The Times reports: The new “Knight Rider” is being conceived as a somewhat higher-budget, more action-oriented movie than Weinstein's typical prestige fare. The company bought the rights from Glen Larson, the prolific creator of many a TV action series, including the hit NBC show about Michael Knight and his flying Trans Am. David Hasselhoff, who of course played Knight in the original "Knight Rider," has been making noise about wanting to be a part of the new movie.
Though a rebooted TV series ran on NBC for just 17 episodes beginning in 2008, the market for a new movie could be abundant, what with the global take of the sixth and most recent “Fast & Furious” movie at $645 million and counting.
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