The cult classic series Knight Rider is being remade into a film, according to Deadline.
The publication reports that the movie will ‘be a present-day take that will maintain the anti-establishment tone of the original’.
The screenplay is being adapted by TJ Fixman, a former video game writer, and Judson Scott will serve as executive producer – beyond that, we don’t know much about the remake at this stage.
Indeed, if you’re a young ‘un, you may well not know much about the original either.
The action series was first broadcast in the 80s and followed the adventures of crime-fighter Michael Knight and his artificially intelligent car, K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand).
Knight was played by David Hasselhoff, aka The Hoff, and the show played a major role in launching his career.
It garnered a devout cult following and subsequently spawned TV spin-offs, films, video games, books, and even a Knight Rider convention, called KnightCon.
If you don’t think the news of the latest spin-off is sufficient proof of the enduring popularity of the series, then check out Paul Nicholls’ whip:
He spent £32,000 ($42,058) making his very own K.I.T.T., spending around 1,000 hours on the impressive DIY project.
Speaking to LADbible, the 40-year-old from Great Yarmouth said he picked up the old Pontiac Trans Am in May 2019 for £15,000 ($20,000) and spent £17,000 ($22,000) doing it up.
He said: “I was watching Knight Rider from the age of about eight, and as a kid I was obsessed with all the gadgets K.I.T.T. had and how it looked and sounded.
“So when I realised around three years ago that I could actually build one for use on public roads, I started seriously thinking about doing it – and it’s a dream come true.”
He’s even added a playlist of some of K.I.T.T.’s catchphrases and quotes from the show, so it feels just like the real deal.
He said: “When lockdown hit in the middle of March, I had an ideal opportunity to work on it more or less every day.
“I was in my garage working on it for hours on end, fitting out interior and installing electronics and panels etc. I did this for around six weeks solid and got a lot done.
“It was a lot of hard work, I have never done anything like this before. In total, I’ve probably spent about 1,000 hours on it.”
This article was first published in LadBible