Knight Rider TV Series Returns...Because of Transformers
Thursday, September 27th, 2007 7:44am CDTCategory: Digital Media News
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Variety reports that the inspiration for bringing back the series to TV was brought on by the Michael Bay Transformers movie.
"Success of "Transformers" had a role in inspiring NBC Entertainment chief Ben Silverman's decision to revive "Knight." The thinking is that smallscreen f/x have advanced to the point where it'd be feasible to have a weekly series in which cars shift shapes".
"There's also huge potential for advertiser integration. General Motors was all over "Transformers," and it's easy to see NBC striking a rich deal with a single automaker to serve as the exclusive auto brand for the new "Knight." It's understood preliminary talks have already begun".
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Posted by DorkimusPrime on September 27th, 2007 @ 7:53am CDT
Flint wrote:Sweet! I hope the Hoff has a part in this.
Me too, but I don't want NBC to Hassle the Hoff too much.
Posted by TheKnightShift on September 27th, 2007 @ 8:04am CDT
NO MORE REMAKES!!!
Can't this industry produce something original?!?
What next: a re-hash of "The A-Team" with Tyrese Gibson as B.A. Baracus and Terry O'Quinn as Hannibal?
Posted by Ravage XK on September 27th, 2007 @ 8:06am CDT
Knightrider 2000 was pretty bad ( woman gets one of KITT's chips installed in her noggin, please ) and Team Knightrider reminds me of the American dub of Galaxy Force with all the cars having a stupid accent.
Posted by Leonardo on September 27th, 2007 @ 8:09am CDT
Posted by crazyfists on September 27th, 2007 @ 8:26am CDT
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Posted by Liege Evilmus on September 27th, 2007 @ 8:30am CDT
There was that Knight Rider team show with the mortorcyle. The Knight Rider future show with the rusted out homemade car with KITT being the guys girlfriend stuck in a crystal or something like that. I remember they had a kick ass monster truck in that one two.
I don't know if I'm missing any, but basicly Knight Rider was cool in it's own right. I realy hope if they do this that they learn from the mistakes in these previous attempts, or else, this will be an easy strick 3 for this franchise.
Posted by Ultra Magnus on September 27th, 2007 @ 8:31am CDT
As for the Shape-Shifting, well all I know is that towards the end of the original Knight Rider series, K.I.T.T. woul doccasionally transform in to "Super Pursuit Mode(all of the armor panels extending outward, looked kinda dumb)", and that's something I'd rather not see repeated. But who knows. This could be interesting. Now give me some Airwolf and then we'll be cookin' with Gas!
Posted by Sign Of The Cross on September 27th, 2007 @ 8:33am CDT
Posted by Leonardo on September 27th, 2007 @ 8:36am CDT
Posted by Sarri on September 27th, 2007 @ 8:53am CDT
I apropriately fawned over David Hasselhoff, as very girl around here, although I always liked KITT better. I have even have a remote controlled KITT, but I dont know whether he still works, he'll go back onto the drawer tomorrow after the new telephone cable is in place.
I'm undecided as far as a new series goes, depends upon how it is done. Many of the recent SciFi series just can't hold my interest, somehow they have no heart.
Posted by autobot_aza on September 27th, 2007 @ 8:54am CDT
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Posted by Jimotron Prime on September 27th, 2007 @ 8:58am CDT
I am a little worried, though. As stated, they've had several failures at trying to launch another series, and technically they were trying to take the movie approach (the Weinstein Company had acquired the movie rights). In other words, there's been a lot of talk over the past four years, but no results.
Posted by steve2275 on September 27th, 2007 @ 9:01am CDT
Posted by Robinson on September 27th, 2007 @ 9:03am CDT