New Images of KITT from KNIGHT RIDER – And Will Arnett is the Voice of KITT!

     December 12, 2007

For those who didn’t know, NBC has been working on a updated version of their 80’s show “Knight Rider” and they’re finally ready to reveal what’s under the engine.

This morning, at a special event on their Burbank lot, NBC announced that “Knight Rider” will return to network television with a two-hour movie event on Sunday, February 17 (9-11 p.m. ET). They also revealed what the new KITT will look like. As you can see from the pictures, it looks exactly like the car that was leaked online a few weeks ago. The only difference that I can see is that the car is black, while the leaked pictures were yellow.

The other big news that was revealed this morning is that funnyman Will Arnett will be providing the voice of KITT! All I can say is…are you frackin’ kidding me?! While a lot of you might not know Will Arnett, I think this is a great move. He’s incredibly funny and he has been doing voice over work for years…

Anyway, here’s the press release which sums up the show and it also explains the cars that they’ll be using:

The three cars to be employed in the series include the KITT Hero — a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR that is playing the part of the everyday Hero car with 540 horsepower; the KITT Attack — a super high-speed version of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR Hero car that transforms into Attack mode with the help of air-ride technology and specialized body parts — and a KITT Remote, which is a driverless Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR version of the Hero vehicle.

As the original story resumes, the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand) is absolutely the coolest car ever created: its supercomputer capable of hacking almost any system; its weapons systems efficient; and its body — thanks to its creator’s work and nanotechnology — is capable of actually shifting shape and color. Plus, its artificial intelligence makes it the ideal crime-fighting partner: logical, precise and possessing infinite knowledge. It is the ultimate car — and someone will be willing to do anything to obtain it.

Sarah Graiman is a 24-year old Ph.D candidate at Stanford University, following in her genius father Charles’ (Davison) footsteps. But when men attempt to abduct her, Sarah receives a mysterious call from KITT warning her that he’s a creation of Charles, who also invented the first KITT 25 years ago — and that her father is in serious danger.

Sarah and KITT track down her best friend from childhood, Mike Tracer (Bruening), a 23-year-old ex-Army Ranger, whom Sarah hasn’t seen since he left home at 18. Having served in Iraq, Mike is now jaded and lost and initially resistant. Eventually he agrees to help Sarah and the two set out to discover who’s behind the attempt to procure KITT and find Charles. Along the way, Carrie Rivai (Poitier) plays the agile yet tough FBI agent who has a long-standing friendship with Charles and Sarah. Due to those ties, she is brought into the mix to help in the search.

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