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Thursday September 27, 2007 5:25 pm

NBC Revisiting ‘Knight Rider’

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Action, Sci-Fi/Horror, NBC,

Knight RiderYou gotta wonder if the network responsible for resurrecting American Gladiators and Bionic Woman is simply brilliant or desperate for ideas.  It has just been announced that will be dusting off another classic show for today’s audience:  Knight Rider.  A two-hour movie will air later this season; if viewers respond, it will most likely serve as a new series’ pilot.  (The original show, starring , aired from 1982-1986.)

Why Knight Rider?  Well it seems the success of has given the Peacock execs millions of (unoriginal) ideas to play with.  What if K.I.T.T. could also change shapes?  What if there were ‘evil’ versions of the K.I.T.T. mobile?

While I’m tempted to write this movie off altogether, the film is being produced by (Swingers, The Bourne Identity).  (Those of you who regularly watch the FilmCrunch reviews already know how much I love his directorial work.)  So with hesitance, I admit I’ll be watching the remake—if only to see Michael Knight’s retooled leathers.

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