October 25, 2016


'Fast & Furious' Director Justin Lin to Helm 'Knight Rider' Reboot

Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Knight Rider is getting a reboot courtesy of Justin Lin, Variety reports. The director behind a handful of Fast & Furious movies and July's Star Trek Beyond teamed up with Machinima to produce a digital series based on the '80s TV show. YOMYOMF and NBCUniversal Brand Development are also part of the remake, which is set to premiere sometime in 2017. 

Knight Rider is an iconic franchise whose concepts of AI and autonomous vehicles were science-fiction in the 1980s and are now science fact,” Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein said. “Justin is one of the leading storytellers of his generation and we couldn’t be more excited to work with him on reinvigorating Knight Rider for a new generation of fans.”

As of now, there are no details on the cast or how it will be distributed. The project follows Machinima's live-action series Battlestar Galactica: Blood & ChromeMortal Kombat: Legacy and Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. The original Knight Rider ran on NBC from 1982 to 1986, and starred David Hasselhoff as crime fighter Michael Knight along with the talking KITT car. 

Dig into even more nostalgia with the latest episode of Fuse's Besterday podcast below: