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A Knight Rider Movie is Happening With James Wan Producing

A Knight Rider Movie is Happening With James Wan Producing
People are fully intent on bringing back the past and giving it an upgrade, aren’t they? According to multiple sources that are likely getting pretty excited to find out more at this point, Knight Rider is making a comeback with James Wan in the producer’s seat. As far as who’s going to direct and who’s going to star in the movie this hasn’t been decided yet, which isn’t too hard to believe since the idea of Knight Rider needs a lot of upgrading, not to mention that the anti-establishment feeling needs to be tucked away just to make it possible

A Knight Rider Movie is Happening With James Wan Producing
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The "Knight Rider" Movie

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Spyglass Media Group will develop a feature film based on creator Glen A. Larson's 'talking car' action TV series "Knight Rider" (1982), following 'Michael Knight', a high-tech crime fighter, working for 'Flag' ('Foundation for Law and Government'), assisted by the 'Kitt', ('Knight Industries Two Thousand'), artificially intelligent, self-aware and nearly indestructible 'Pontiac Firebird Trans Am' muscle car:

"...billionaire 'Wilton Knight' rescues police 'Detective Lieutenant Michael Arthur Long' after a near fatal shot to the face, giving him a new identity (by plastic surgery) and a new name: 'Michael Knight'. 

"Wilton selects Michael to be the primary field agent in the pilot program of his public justice organization, the 'Foundation for Law and Government' ('Flag)', headed by 'Devon Miles'. 

"The other half of this pilot program is the 'Knight Industries Two Thousand' ('Kitt'), a heavily modified, technologically advanced 'Pontiac Firebird Trans Am' with numerous features...

"...including an extremely durable shell and frame,
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David Hasselhoff Will Always Have Those Knights To Remember

David Hasselhoff Will Always Have Those Knights To Remember
While the Baywatch movie admittedly has us skeptical of film projects based on old David Hasselhoff TV series, it’s been reported that Knight Rider will indeed be coming to a theater near you in the future. It’s unknown whether Hasselhoff will choose to be part of the film — or whether he’ll be asked, for [...]

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Knight Rider reboot to be developed by Aquaman’s James Wan

Knight Rider reboot to be developed by Aquaman’s James Wan
Deadline has reported Furious 7 and Aquaman director James Wan will develop a reboot of the classic 80s television series Knight Rider for the big screen. He will produce the reboot through his Atomic Monsters company. Airing for four seasons from 1982 – 1986, Knight Rider starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a mysterious undercover detective who fought crime with the help […]

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‘Knight Rider’ Movie Speeds Back Into Development With James Wan

‘Knight Rider’ Movie Speeds Back Into Development With James Wan
Knight Rider is one of those properties Hollywood can’t seem to ever fully shake. The notion of a crime fighter using an artificially intelligent, technologically advanced car is evidently just too enticing to let comfortably settle into the ether of ’80s nostalgia, and for the past decade, studios have been trying to make a Knight […]

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James Wan Producing New Knight Rider Movie

James Wan Producing New Knight Rider Movie
It’s 2020, and Hollywood still can’t get enough of old David Hasselhoff IPs. Three years after Baywatch was rebooted with a starry new cast in 2017, the news has arrived that cult 80s TV series Knight Rider is also now making its way to the big screen.

Deadline reported this afternoon that Spyglass Entertainment is teaming up with Aquaman director James Wan’s Atomic Monster production company to develop a feature film reboot of the classic property. It looks like Wan will produce, alongside Michael Clear, with former video game writer Tj Fixman, whose credits include Ratchet & Clank and Resistance: Fall of Man, attached to provide the script. Judson Scott will exec produce.

As anyone familiar with the original show will know, Knight Rider followed Hasselhoff’s Michael Knight as he went around fighting crime with his trusty talking car, Kitt. Plot details on the movie reboot have yet to be revealed,
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‘Knight Rider’ Movie in the Works With James Wan Producing

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‘Knight Rider’ Movie in the Works With James Wan Producing
A movie version of David Hasselhoff’s “Knight Rider” television series is coming to the big screen with “Aquaman” director James Wan producing.

Spyglass Media Group will develop a feature film based on the NBC action series “Knight Rider,” which generated 90 episodes in a four-season run that began in 1982 through 1986. Hasselhoff starred as Michael Knight, a mysterious agent for the Foundation for Law and Government (Flag), driving the Knight Industries Two Thousand (Kitt), a technologically advanced Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. William Daniels was the voice of Kitt.

Wan will produce through his Atomic Monster production company with Michael Clear. Judson Scott is executive producing. Tj Fixman is writing the screenplay.

Atomic Monster is in post-production on “Malignant” for Starlight Media and Midas Innovation; “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” for New Line Cinema; “There’s Someone Inside Your House” for Netflix; and “Mortal Kombat” for New Line. In television,
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Knight Rider Movie Is Happening with Producer James Wan

Knight Rider Movie Is Happening with Producer James Wan
Michael Knight is gearing up to make his big screen debut. It has been revealed that James Wan is set to produce a Knight Rider Movie. The project is being put together through Wan's Atomic Monster production company, in partnership with Spyglass Media Group. The idea is to bring the classic 80s series starring David Hasselhoff back to life with a present-day reboot.

According to a new report, Knight Rider will be written by Tj Fixman, who is known best for his work as a video game writer. James Wan will produce and develop the project alongside Michael Clear. Judson Scott is on board as an executive producer. There is no word yet on who may end up in the director's chair, nor have any casting decisions been revealed. So it's not out of the question for David Hasselhoff to return in some capacity. It is stressed that the movie
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Spyglass Media and James Wan Atomic Monster Partner ’80s NBC Classic ‘Knight Rider’ Movie

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Spyglass Media and James Wan Atomic Monster Partner ’80s NBC Classic ‘Knight Rider’ Movie
Time to rev up the engines of that 1982 Pontiac Trans Am because Spyglass Media Group has partnered with Jame’s Wan and Michael Clear’s Atomic Monster to develop a movie based on ’80s NBC classic “Knight Rider,” according to an individual with knowledge of the project.

Former video game writer Tj Fixman is adapting the screenplay.

Knight Rider” was created by the late Glen A. Larson and aired on NBC from 1982-1986. The series starred David Hasselhoff as a former Los Angeles detective who got shot in the face and got rescued by self-made billionaire Wilton Knight, giving him a new identity through way of plastic surgery, and a new name: Michael Knight. Wilton Knight is the creator of Knight Industries and founder of public justice organization, the Foundation for Law and Government (Flag). Wilton selects Michael to be the field agent under Flag and equips Michael with Knight
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James Wan Developing ‘Knight Rider’ Remake Movie

James Wan Developing ‘Knight Rider’ Remake Movie
Exciting news today for anyone who thinks, correctly, that modern crime-thrillers don't feature enough wise-cracking talking cars anymore. Deadline reports that James Wan, along with his Atomic Monster partner Michael Clear and Spyglass Media Group, is developing a film based on the Knight Rider franchise. Tj Fixman, a video game scribe who worked on Ratchet and Clank and Resistance: Fall of Man, is handling the script. [caption id="attachment_312464" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via NBC/caption] The core of the Knight Rider brand is the NBC series that ran from 1982 to 1986, launching David Hasselhoff
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‘Knight Rider’: James Wan To Produce A Film Version Of The Classic ’80s Series

‘Knight Rider’: James Wan To Produce A Film Version Of The Classic ’80s Series
What’s old is new again in Hollywood. Why come up with a brand-new idea when you can just take a previously established IP from decades ago, splash a new coat of paint on it, and release it for audiences that probably forgot it existed? That’s a much easier path to success, right? Well, that’s apparently what’s happening, as we see studios snatch up any and every IP available, including Spyglass and the upcoming film, “Knight Rider.”

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That’s right, everyone’s favorite talking car from the ‘80s (excluding the “Transformers” franchise) is hitting the big screen courtesy of Spyglass and producer James Wan.

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Knight Rider Movie in the Works from James Wan

Knight Rider Movie in the Works from James Wan
You better start fan casting your preferred voice for Kitt right now, because Knight Rider is coming to the big screen. Deadline broke the news that Spy Media Group has teamed with James Wan’s production company, Atomic Monster, to adapt the camp classic action TV series into a movie. The film, which also will see Wan’s producing partner Michael Clear attached, has also found a screenwriter in Tj Fixman.

Fixman, who wrote the screenplay for the Ratchet & Clank video game movie in 2016, is attempting to make his own jump to live-action after primarily being writer of video games, which include the Ratchet & Clank series, as well as Resistance 2 and Overstrike.

Knight Rider is of course based on the original NBC television series that ran from 1982 to 1986. Created by Glen A. Larson, the show starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a young man who becomes an off-the-books crime-fighter,
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Spyglass Media teaming with James Wan's Atomic Monster for Knight Rider film

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Spyglass Media teaming with James Wan's Atomic Monster for Knight Rider film
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and prepare to enter Super Pursuit Mode because Spyglass Media Group, Atomic Monster's James Wan, and Michael Clear are revving up to develop a film based on the 1980s classic action series, Knight Rider. Created by Glen A. Larson, Knight Rider burned rubber on NBC from 1982-1986 and is responsible in many ways…
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‘Knight Rider’ Feature In The Works From Spyglass Media & James Wan; Tj Fixman Scripting

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‘Knight Rider’ Feature In The Works From Spyglass Media & James Wan; Tj Fixman Scripting
Exclusive: Spyglass Media Group has teamed 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 (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.

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.

Judson Scott will serve as executive producer.

As a video game scribe, Fixman wrote and developed Ratchet and Clank and Resistance: Fall of Man.
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The Teleprompter Interview: Daniel Mays ‘I’d jump at an Ashes to Ashes Return’

The Teleprompter Interview: Daniel Mays ‘I’d jump at an Ashes to Ashes Return’
‘He pops up absolutely everywhere doesn’t he?’ says Daniel Mays about his Code 404 co-star Stephen Graham. You could say the same of Mays. A draw on any cast list, between them in the last year alone they’ve appeared in almost 20 major titles – 1917, Good Omens, White Lines (Mays), The Irishman, The Virtues, Line of Duty, Save Me (Graham) to name just a handful.

Why Mays and Graham are in such high and regular demand is no mystery; they’re two of our best. Mays has an instant affability on screen that he’s able to turn to tragedy or comedy or both at once. Graham’s characters are often the reverse, unknowable and dangerous before he lays their vulnerabilities bare.

In sci-fi comedy Code 404, they play detectives with a tangled personal history. Mays is a Di unexpectedly brought back from the dead via some bug-ridden experimental AI tech.
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Geena Davis' 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

Geena Davis' 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes
Geena Davis has enjoyed a fascinating career in Hollywood. After making her screen debut in the classic comedy Tootsie in 1982, Davis spent the following three years cutting her teeth on television. She appeared on Knight Rider, Fantasy Island, Family Ties, and other popular series of the 1980s.

Related: 11 Things You Need To Know About Knight Rider

In 1985, Davis landed a plum role in Fletch, leading to a decorated movie career that has lasted 35 years. In 1989, Davis won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her work in The Accidental Tourist. In 2020, Davis also received an Academy Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Here are Geena Davis's ten best movies, according to Rotten Tomatoes!
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The Batman Concept Art Shows Early Batmobile Design

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The Batman Concept Art Shows Early Batmobile Design
Concept art from Matt Reeves' The Batman provides a detailed early look at the new Batmobile. DC fans have had mixed responses to the new design. Some are into the subdued look, while others wish it had a bit more of an extreme look, building off of past designs. Regardless, Reeves has built a ton of excitement around the project, thanks to the official images he has shared, along with the production updates. The Batman was forced to suspend production back in the middle of March.

Concept Model Maker Jeff Frost posted some pictures of a model of #TheBatman's Batmobile on his website! pic.twitter.com/xHNkj6WYtv

The Batman (2021) dir. Matt Reeves
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Anthony James, ‘In the Heat of the Night’ and ‘Unforgiven’ Actor, Dies at 77

Anthony James, ‘In the Heat of the Night’ and ‘Unforgiven’ Actor, Dies at 77
Anthony James, the lanky actor who frequently appeared as bad guys in films such as “In the Heat of the Night” and “Unforgiven,” has died at 77. James died of cancer on May 26, according to an obituary announcement from a funeral home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

James’ first film role was in the Best Picture winner from 1967 “In the Heat of the Night,” where he played Ralph, a mischievous and racist diner clerk alongside Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier. His final film role was then in another Best Picture winner, playing Skinny Dubois in Clint Eastwood’s 1992 Western “Unforgiven.”

His villainous roles were so distinctive that Hollywood took to calling similarly creepy and skinny roles as needing an “Anthony James type.” He also starred in films such as “High Plains Drifter,” “The Naked Gun 2 1/2” and “Vanishing Point.”

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Anthony James Dies: ‘Unforgiven’ & ‘In The Heat Of The Night’ Actor Was 77

Anthony James Dies: ‘Unforgiven’ & ‘In The Heat Of The Night’ Actor Was 77
Anthony James, an instantly recognizable character actor who often played the creepy guy including in Best Picture Oscar winners In the Heat of the Night and Unforgiven, died May 26 of cancer. He was 77.

James had made a single brief appearance on a TV series before Norman Jewison cast him as the killer Ralph in 1967’s In the Heat of the Night, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. The film went on to win five Oscars, including Best Picture.

He would bookend his career with a key role in Unforgiven as the slimy brothel owner Skinny Dubois, who ends up on the losing end of Bill Munny’s gun. That 1992 pic starring and helmed by Eastwood won four Academy Awards, including the marquee prize, and would be James’ final screen credit.

It was the second time an Eastwood character would dispatch James in a revenge Western. Two decades earlier, his Cole
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Here’s The Knight Rider Theme Played on 8 Cellos

Here’s The Knight Rider Theme Played on 8 Cellos
If you were growing up in the 80s then it’s likely that you remember the Knight Rider theme fairly well, and if not then it might still stand out as something you’ve heard once or twice in your life since it’s very distinctive. Listening to it on a cello though, and on several different tracks playing at once, is really kind of nice since it bring back the memory of the show but not the overall cheesy nature that the 80s became known for. In this style it almost feels as though Knight Rider might have been a truly classical

Here’s The Knight Rider Theme Played on 8 Cellos
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