While we live in a world where any franchise follows the five second rule (and the 2008 TV reboot definitely landed butter side down*) it should come as no surprise that we are nearing another Knight Rider reboot. To be honest, we’ve known about this since last summer when the LA Times reported that Brad Copeland was tapped to give the buddie-buddie/car-mullet combo a fresh coat of paint, and it was assumed since Copeland (who has worked on Arrested Development) was in charge that this new Knight Rider would have a comedic take. Hey, it worked for 21 Jump Street right?
Well a casting rumor, and I stress, RUMOR floated across the internet about who could be cast in movie and well, it does look like they are joking. Please let them be joking. Hit the jump to see who could be your new Micheal Knight/KITT team.
Via Schmoe Knows and their ‘go-to scoopster’ (their term, not mine) The Phantom:
Thought you’d be interested in knowing, Chris Pratt and Danny McBride are in talks for the Knight Rider remake at The Weinstein Company.
Yup, the chubby guy from Parks and Recreation and the chubby guy from Eastbound & Down could be the David Hasselhoff and William Daniels of a new generation.
Speaking of which, if you are part of this new generation and are wondering what the hell a “Knight Rider” is, well buckle in, Grandpa has a story to tell. You see… the 80’s were a simpler time, when a man with a righteous mullet and a fine rug of chest hair could and would fight crime with the aid of his partner, an artificially intelligent electronic computer installed in a totally bitchin’ black 1982 Pontiac Trans-Am. And we liked it that way.
As Schmoes points out, its good guess that Pratt (and yes, I know I called him chubby and I know he is ripped and all Star Lord now, move on) would be the human, with McBride as the car. Pratt seems like he’d be a natural for a Micheal Knight that is just a bit out of his league with his new found role as a crime fighter resulting in action-comedy. McBride as KITT? Not sure if his cocksure, somewhat mentally challenged, arrogance works for the role that Mr. Feeny from ABC’s Boy Meets World made famous. I’m not saying he can’t, just saying it would be a huge departure from anything we’ve seen him in before. Just imagine a sports car delivering these lines:
It’s late and I just internally debated the star of Your Highness‘ ability to play a talking car in a movie I really don’t think needs to be made.
As it stands, and without reiterating or attacking the sources track record, this is still a rumor. An interesting rumor, but still just a rumor.
*I have no idea why I started out with a food analogy. Like I said, it’s late.
via: Schmoes Knows