Deadline has learned that James Wan (Saw, Insidious, Aquaman) and Michael Clear are developing a film based on the 1980s series Knight Rider, which saw David Hasselhoff’s Michael Knight racing around and battling crime in a witty, talking 1982 Pontiac TransAm named KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand). Plot details are unknown, but this will reportedly be a “present-day take that will maintain the anti-establishment tone of the original.”
TJ Fixman, a video game writer who wrote and developed PlayStation’s Ratchet and Clank and Resistance: Fall of Man, is in charge of the script. “On the film side, Fixman has sold a number of scripts Including One Night On the Hudson to Universal Pictures, Brotherhood of Magic to MGM, and Men Who Kill to Fox with Greg Berlanti producing and Michael B. Jordan starring,” noted Deadline. “Most recently, he sold his original pitch Rogue to STX with David S. Goyers’ Phantom Four producing and feature pitch Legacy to Village Roadshow with Phantom Four producing. Fixman is repped by Grandview and Ziffren Brittenham.”
Will KITT still be a TransAm? And who’s going to play Knight? There’s a lot of possibilities, but we’re willing to bet that the Hoff will have some sort of cameo.