Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Birdman Trailer Flies In
This place is horrible. Smells like balls...
New Spongebob Squarepants Trailer Arrives
Sponge N' Roses
Dick Smith 1922-2014
The Godfather of Makeup has passed away
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 Adds New Cast
Glee's Harry Shum Jr. joins the martial arts sequel
Jamie Foxx To Play Mike Tyson
In a biopic written by Terence Winter
The First Into The Woods Trailer Has Arrived
Double, double, toil and Meryl
Luke Wilson Heads For Meadowland
Joining Olivia Wilde
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
14 February 2014
Danny McBride Up For Knight Rider Remake?
Rumour mill says he'll team with Chris Pratt
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Empire Star Rating
Knightrider 2000
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Knight Rides Again
Prepare yourselves for the Knight Rider movie

19 March 2002  |  Written by   

submit to reddit

It's 1982 and you've just finished construction of a fake swishing light for the front of your bicycle. No longer a simple Raleigh Grifter, it is now a crime-fighting machine and you are its heroic driver, completely oblivious to the strange looks garnered as you shout earnest commands into your digital watch for it to 'pick you up' outside the newsagent. Every child wanted to be Michael Knight

A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Well, at least according to the gravely voice-over that accompanied the opening credits of cult 80s series, Knight Rider. To the more cynical nine-year-old, however, what we had was an hour of shamelessly stupid fun as the mulletted vigilante in a blouson leather jacket cavorted around stopping ne'er-do-wells with his camp, talking Trans Am in tow.

However you remember Knight Rider, it can only be fondly and, in a stroke of luck for fans everywhere, the Knight Industries 2000 is being resurrected for a big screen Knight Rider revival.

Happily though, you need little fear of an aging, post-Baywatch Hasselhoff jogging breathlessly after a gang of street thugs. While he will have input into this souped-up cinematic incarnation of the series and is expected to take an onscreen role, Hasselhoff will likely be abdicating KITT's diriving seat to let a more spry and youthful driver take the wheel.

A script has yet to be completed, but with any luck the film won't be taking notes from any of the ropey spin-off TV movies or the remarkably ill-conceived Team Knight Rider series - featuring no less than five talking cars, none of which were a patch on the original.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Star Wars Book Docking Shortly
'Menace' book to be available online before film release...
Impractical Magic
Kidman ready to be Bewitched?

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Michel Gondry Talks Mood Indigo
Gondry on Bjork, erections and Mark Ruffalo in his pants

Everything You Need To Know About The Dragonriders Of Pern
The lowdown on Warner Bros. new fantasy sci-fi

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)