A film version of the popular '80s TV show is gaining momentum, with the
Copeland is a writer-director who penned another vehicular themed feature — 2007 hit “Wild Hogs” — wrote on the "
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The new “Knight Rider” is being conceived as a somewhat higher-budget, more action-oriented movie than Weinstein's typical prestige fare. The company bought the rights from Glen Larson, the prolific creator of many a TV action series, including the hit
Though a rebooted TV series ran on NBC for just 17 episodes beginning in 2008, the market for a new movie could be abundant, what with the global take of the sixth and most recent “Fast & Furious” movie at $645 million and counting.
The question for Copeland is how to craft a new car (the show’s KITT was renowned for its ability to talk) in an era when much of what KITT could do can be handled by Siri or a garden-variety
A Weinstein Co. spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.
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