Chris Pratt and Danny McBride Rumored for KNIGHT RIDER Movie

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Last year, we reported that The Weinstein Company had tapped screenwriter Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs) to pen the script for a big screen adaptation of the 1980s TV series Knight Rider. For those of you unfamiliar with the show, it starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a police detective reborn into a modern high-tech crime fighter by billionaire Wilton Knight.  Michael becomes an agent of Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG), along with his vehicular partner, K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand), who was voiced by William Daniels (Boy Meets World).  The show was remade back in 2008, but lasted for less than a season.

Word on the project has been quiet since Copeland was hired, but now it looks like the movie might be going the action-comedy route.  Hit the jump for more.

According to Schmoes Know, “Chris Pratt and Danny McBride are in talks” for Knight Rider.  That’s a pretty big statement since “in talks” usually means “in the final stages of negotiations.”  This is the first time we’ve heard their names come up in connection to the project, and at this point it’s possible they’ve just taken a meeting or they’re on the studio’s wish list.

Assuming this rumor is true, Schmoes speculates, “I think Pratt is being looked at for Michael Knight and McBride for the voice of KITT,” and I have to agree that would be a sound pairing.  I also have to admit that the thought of Danny McBride as the voice of KITT brings a smile to my face.

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the intro for the TV show:

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  • brNdon

    These are the types of remakes/reboots that I love. Something that doesn’t take itself to seriously and kind of pokes fun at how ridiculous the original was. Same with 21 Jump Street and the rumored Bill Hader BayWatch.

  • Daniel Ronczkowski

    McBride would be epic!

  • Leo Spaceman

    What franchise do you think they will announce Pratt in next at this point? Madea wouldn’t surprise me.

    Jokes aside though. If he is getting this much exposure, and this popular studio execs must really be confident that he is about to have a massive hit that is going to make him the next big thing. That has to be a sign that Guardians of the Galaxy is going to be as epic as i Imagine it is going to be.

  • Person

    Dear God no.

  • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

    The year of the Pratt continues!

  • Byron Ramirez Jr

    sold

  • joe

    Wild Hogs was incredibly bad all the way around.
    Especially the writing.

  • Jamesy

    I love Pratt, but don’t want him to turn into one of these actors who is just in everything. Would be cool to see a remake, something like 21 Jump Street where it’s tongue in cheek could work. If they try and make it a serious action movie though I can’t see it happening. If they’re looking at Pratt and McBride though this justifies that they could be going the comedic route, but I just can’t see them in the role. Maybe James Franco?

  • eternalozzie

    can someone explain to me why Chris Pratt is so popular all of a sudden. He has been acting for years … I remember him on Everwood in like 2003

    • Leo Spaceman

      I think studios are hearing that Guardians of the Galaxy is going to launch this guy into the stratosphere and every one wants a piece.

    • Giovanni Luis Jiminez

      That and his new chiseled buff physique is getting him more leading man roles. Girls love the muscles lol who am I kidding, I like my heroes to be strapping musclebound fellas as well lol

  • Troll Therapist

    Make this fuckin happen!

  • jk

    Danny McBride as a foul-mouth KITT would be epic!

  • Steven

    I say yes to Pratt and no McBride.

  • Walt gamble

    Why McBrjde? This guys success actually baffles me. So many people just love him and I don’t understand at all, he never does anything but annoy me.
    But I love Chris Pratt, just hope he isn’t in danger of over exposure.

  • Strong Enough

    that actually sounds neat. make it rated r like 21 jump street

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