KNIGHT RIDER Movie Moves Forward with New Screenwriter

Movieby Joey Paur

Hollywood has been trying to get a feature film adaptation of Knight Rider made for years, and they are now one step closer to getting it made.  The Weinstein Co. has hired filmmaker Brad Copeland to write a draft of the script. Copeland is known for working on projects such as Wild Hogs, Arrested Development, and Grounded For Life. The news comes from the LA Times, which explains, 

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.

I used to watch the original '80s show all the time as a kid. It was one of my favorite series, and I always had to be home so I could watch it. It was rebooted in 2008, but unfortunately, it sucked. Hopefully the movie will end up being a better adaptation. I'm actually excited that this movie is moving forward and just hope it's good! What do you think about Knight Rider coming to the big screen? 

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