James Wan has expanded his film catalog over the years from just supernatural horror films. He helped add a chapter to the Fast & Furious franchise and gave DC Films their most successful film with Aquaman. Now Wan is set to resurrect an old 80’s cult hit series, ‘Knight Rider.”
Spyglass Media Group is teaming up with Atomic Monster’s James Wan and Michael Clear to develop a film based on the 1980s classic action series Knight Rider. TJ Fixman, a former video game writer, is adapting the screenplay.
Created by Glen A. Larson, Knight Rider first aired on NBC from 1982-1986 and boosted David Hasselhoff’s career. It’s about a high-tech car named KITT that assists the mysterious crime-fighting driver Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff).
The series amassed a significant cult following and spun more TV spinoffs, films, video games, books, and a Knight Rider convention known as KnightCon. The less said about the spinoffs and the other failed reboots the better. Plot details for this latest installment are being kept under wraps but we hear it will be a present-day take that will maintain the anti-establishment tone of the original. Hopefully they keep the model of the original car. In one of the reboots, KITT was changed into a Ford Mustang and it did NOT work at all.