As the helmer of movies from the Fast and the Furious franchise and the upcoming Hot Wheels adaptation, it seems that Justin Lin is becoming the go-to man for anything car-related in Hollywood. The Star Trek Beyond director is partnering with Machinima to adapt the classic ’80s action show KNIGHT RIDER into a digital series.
The Warner Bros. backed digital network will partner with NBC Universal for the series which is slated for release in 2017. The original series aired on NBC in the ’80s and followed Michael Knight, played by David Hasselhoff and his action-packed adventures with a technologically advanced smart-car named KITT. The show ran four seasons from 1982-1986 and was rebooted in 2008 with Justin Bruening as the star but was canceled after one season.
“Knight Rider is an iconic franchise whose concepts of AI and autonomous vehicles were science fiction in the 1980s and are now science fact,” CEO Chad Gutstein said in a statement. “Justin is one of the leading storytellers of his generation and we couldn’t be more excited to work with him on re-invigorating Knight Rider for a new generation of fans.”
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer