Knight Rider is set to be made into a digital reboot, with producer-director Justin Lin (Fast and Furious films, Star Trek Beyond) heading the reboot.
Machinima has paired up with Lin and YOMYOMF, his production company, to remake the show, with the hopes of releasing it in 2017. A streaming service appears to be the preferred method of broadcasting the reboot.
Knight Rider was a television programme in which Michael Knight (Hasselhofff) would fight crime with his talking car KITT. The action/adventure show was a mixture of crime fighting, as well as serving as an exploration of the possibilities of technology. Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein recognised the forward-thinking nature of the show, and expressed satisfaction with the director stating: “Knight Rider is an iconic franchise whose concepts of Al and autonomous vehicles were science fiction in the 1980s and are now science fact. Justin is one of the leading storytellers of his generation and we couldn’t be more excited to work with him on reinvigorating Knight Rider for a new generation of fans.”
This is not the first attempt to bring the show back since its four seasons on NBC from 1982-86. Previous attempts to reboot the show include the NBC television series from 2008-09 which lasted one season, and starred Justin Bruening and Val Kilmer.
Fans of Knight Rider will have to wait and see whether this remake will live up to the success of the original when it releases next year. Watch the trailer for the original Knight Rider below.