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Knight to Bishop Four: "Knight Rider" Finds its Leading Man

Wondering who NBC would get to anchor its planned relaunch of 1980s action series Knight Rider?

Following in the footsteps of former soap star David Hasslehoff is soap star Justin Bruening (All My Children), who has been cast as the lead in the Peacock's two-hour Knight Rider movie, which will be a backdoor pilot for a possible 2008-09 series.

The Transformers-inspired sequel to the original will follow Bruening, who will play the son of Hasslehoff's character, Michael Knight, who is aided in his quest to battle villainy by his artificially-intelligent car K.I.T.T., who can transform into a number of shapes.

I've recently gotten my greedy hands on the two-hour backdoor pilot script of Knight Rider, so expect a script review early next week.

Comments

Anonymous said…
I can't wait for your review. I'm sure it will be...entertaining, to say the least.
But the real question on everyone's minds is - who will play KITT?
Bill said…
His resume fits nicely with the "man of six words" concept.
The CineManiac said…
Personally I think they should bring back William "Mr. Feeney" Daniels as the voice of K.I.T.T.

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