Friday, December 14, 2007

Knight Rider the series.

So as all you loyal readers know, I've been somewhat following the behind the scenes drama that is Knight Rider. Well this week, with the announcements that the new KITT will be portrayed by a black 550 HP Ford Shelby GT500KR Mustang, and not a Camaro, and then the official press kick off with photos to boot, I think this version has taken a significant leap in the polls. Not that fans, especially internet one, aren't finding things to bitch about (they always do), but this Knight Rider is here and now, and 'real'. The Weinstein's one is one of those 'out there in the ether' kinds of things...

Check out these sweet picks of the cast, including KITT and the new hero of the show, long estranged son of Michael Knight, Mike Tracer as played by Justin Bruening, of All My Children fame.

also... click to embiggen.

(left to right) Deanna Russo (as Mike Tracer's long lost love & daughter of KITT's creator), Justin Bruening (Mike Tracer), Bruce Davison (playing KITT's creator) and Sydney Tamiia Poitier

For a bunch more great photos please go check out this AICN article.

But that's not all people. This "backdoor pilot" which is set to air February 17th, '08 on NBC, also announced that none other than evil comedian Will Arnett of Arrested Development fame will be voicing the new KITT! Pretty sweet if you ask me. KITT needs to be a bit smarmy, and Arnett has a great voice for something like this.

The final news though is so awesome I can hardly believe it. And it makes me suspect that whatever else happens the proposed film version of Knight Rider will NOT ever come to fruition. Is that the man himself David Hasselhoff, is going to cameo in the pilot, reprising his role from some 20 years ago!

Things are sure shaping up pretty interesting with this one. A few unexpected turns, but so far I have nothing really to complain about. I hope its good. I think this property deserves to be on tv, its fun and cool, has great action, and hot women... or at least that's what I'm hoping for, lets see what they deliver.

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