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.
If you’re coming up a bit short on ideas for your holiday shopping list, you might want to check out this Geek Gifts Grab-Bag Giveaway! We’ve got a whole host of holiday collectibles from such cult favorites as Knight Rider, Battlestar Galactica and even Downton Abbey to giveaway. Need a new ornament for the tree? Want some new clothing to show off your starship allegiance? Need a coffee table book that delves behind the scenes of a certain dramatic series about a wealthy British family in the early 20th century? Hit the jump for your one-stop shop of holiday geek goodies!
Amazon’s Gold Box Deal for today is a steal for all you K.I.T.T. fans. Knight Rider: The Complete Series is currently on sale for $52.49, which is a whopping 56% off the DVD set. The collection includes all four season of the 1980s David Hasselhoff-fronted series, as well as episode commentaries, featurettes, galleries, and more. Act fast, because there are only a limited number available at the Gold Box price and the deal expires at the end of the day. Here’s the link:
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Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Though a movie version of the 1980s TV show does not yet exist, the hiring of screenwriter Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs) certainly puts the project on the road. The Weinstein Company owns the feature rights to the property and is aiming for a more high-octane, action-oriented adaptation; a departure from their awards-oriented fare. And, of course, David Hasselhoff, star of the original series, wants to get involved with the new version in one way or another. No word on whether Mr. Feeny (William Daniels) will return to voice the role of K.I.T.T., the extremely advanced and indestructible vehicle that was featured in the 80s original. Hit the jump for more.
While walking around Comic-Con the past two days, I’ve taken almost 150 pictures of the various things items on the convention floor. If you’re interested in checking out what’s in San Diego this year, hit the jump for tons of posters, costumes, toys, collectibles, people, props, and so much more.
A few of the movies and TV shows you’ll see include Iron Man 3, Breaking Bad, Men in Black, The Walking Dead, Resident Evil, Total Recall, Looper, Ender’s Game, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Star Trek, Back to the Future, Lego, Knight Rider, Star Wars, Sideshow Collectibles, Entertainment Earth, The Hobbit, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The 5th Element, Thundercats, THX 1138, and more.
While it feels like we’re always highlighting minimalist movie posters, for today’s cool poster article, we’ve got some awesome alternative Star Wars posters, as well as a line of TV show posters called “quote series” featuring The A-Team, Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider and Superman 2.
What’s also great about the Star Wars posters is all the alternative designs are based on other famous movie posters. For Star Wars they used Full Metal Jacket, The Empire Strikes Back used Goodfellas, and Return of the Jedi used American Beauty. In addition, you can check out some retro boxing posters using Star Wars characters as contestants.
Hit the jump to check out the posters: