The long-gestating Knight Rider movie is revving up again.
The Weinstein Co., who bought the film rights to Knight Rider from Glen A. Larson several years ago, have attached filmmaker Brad Copeland to write a new draft of the script. Copeland’s credits include episodes of Arrested Development, My Name Is Earl, and The Inbetweeners, and he also wrote the screenplays for the movies Yogi Bear and Wild Hogs.
Copeland’s background in comedy will concern fans of the series, who have been vocal that the project should honor the original with a serious approach. The Los Angeles Times reports that “The new Knight Rider is being conceived as a somewhat higher-budget, more action-oriented movie than Weinstein’s typical prestige fare”, so it may not all be bad news. A Knight Rider for the silver screen would likely attempt to tap into the audience for the Fast & Furious franchise.