I have got my greasy paws on a version of the new Knight Rider movie pilot, and I have to say that I absolutely love the what they have done to bring back the classic TV-show. Then starring The Hoff, now starring among others Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo and as the new voice of KITT none other than Val Kilmer.
There has been two other attempts toÂ bring back Knight Rider, both failed miserably as they focused mainly on special effects and didn’t build a good story line. This new version is amazing! They have just the right amount of humor, science and action/adventure that is needed for a show like this. I can see this show go a long way when it hit’s the small screen in a series format. The technical parts of KITT is still pretty advanced however not unrealistic in the pure “Sci-Fi decades into the future” that is easy to fall into when writing a script like this. KITT for instance still run on petrol/gas and not some small nuclear device, which is made into a joke in the show. Also The Hoff makes it back in a small role as Michael Knight, and that is one of my favorite scenes in the while thing.
When I was young and watch the show I wanted the car, KITT, as it was a black and cool Trans-Am. I’m not in general a “car person”, but one of my favorite cars of all time are the Ford Mustang series of cars. The original 1965 ford mustang, 1967 Shelby GT500 and the new 2008 Shelby GT500KR. Guess what car KITT is now? Yes! KITT = 2008 Shelby GT500KR, I have never wanted a car this bad with the bodywork(KITT cylon LED) in my life! Here is a picture that now has replaced my old wallpaper:
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