KNIGHT RIDER – A new two-hour tv movie event on NBC

NBC’s KNIGHT RIDER - KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand)

As I mentioned previously, I attended the unveiling of the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand) for the NBC KNIGHT RIDER movie event. The 2-hour Knight Rider television movie event is set to air on February 17th at 9 pm on NBC.

NBC’s KNIGHT RIDER - KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand)

Moving on to the star of the movie, KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand). The new KITT can shift shape and colors to hide from the “bad guys.”

There was three cars at the event. Let’s meet them:

The first car was the KITT remote, a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR. It can be remotely operated for up to one mile. That could become handy, couldn’t it?

NBC’s KNIGHT RIDER - KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand)

The second KITT presented was what they call the KITT Hero, a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR as well with 540 horsepower. It’s the car that will play the part of the everyday Hero car. It will appear with the actors when they are not being chased by the bad guys.

NBC’s KNIGHT RIDER - KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand)

And finally, the third KITT is the KITT Attack, a super high-speed version of the KITT Hero. The car was driven by the stunt coordinator who did some fancy spinning with it as he came out, which made lots of smoke.

NBC’s KNIGHT RIDER - KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand)

As mentioned previously, Will Arnett will lend his voice to KITT in this new two-hour movie.

It was time for the introduction of the new Knight Rider cast.

NBC’s KNIGHT RIDER - Deanna Russo, Justin Bruening, Bruce Davison, and Sydney Tamiia Poitier

From the left, Deanna Russo (Sarah Graiman), Justin Bruening (Mike Tracer), Bruce Davison (Charles Graiman), and Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Carrie Ruvai).

The new version of Knight Rider is a sequel to the 1980’s version:

As the original story resumes, the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand) is absolutely the coolest car ever created: its supercomputer capable of hacking almost any system; its weapons systems efficient; and its body — thanks to its creator’s work and nanotechnology — is capable of actually shifting shape and color. Plus, its artificial intelligence makes it the ideal good cop partner: logical, precise and possessing infinite knowledge. It is the ultimate car — and someone will be willing to do anything to obtain it.

Sarah Graimen (Russo) is a 24-year old Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University, following in her genius father Charles’ (Davison) footsteps. But when men attempt to abduct her, Sarah receives a mysterious call from KITT warning her that he’s a creation of Charles’, who also invented the first KITT 25 years ago — and that her father is in serious danger.

Sarah and KITT track down her best friend from childhood, Mike Tracer (Bruening), a 23-year-old ex-Army Ranger, whom Sarah hasn’t seen since he left home at 18. Having served in Iraq, Mike is now jaded and lost and initially resistant. Eventually he agrees to help Sarah and the two set out to find Charles and to discover who’s behind the attempt to procure KITT. Along the way, Carrie Rivai (Poitier), an agile yet tough FBI agent who has a long-standing friendship with Charles and Sarah, is brought into the mix to help in the search.

NBC’s KNIGHT RIDER - Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, Bruce Davison, and Sydney Tamiia Poitier

Finally, I would like to note that David Hasselhoff, who starred in the original Knight Rider as Michael Knight, will return as the same character in this new two-hour movie as a special guest-star appearance.

NBC’s KNIGHT RIDER - Justin Bruening

I am honestly looking forward to this new movie. I think it has great potential and if done well could be a great two-hour movie that could spin off into a new TV show.

Check back soon for more interviews from some of the cast of the new Knight Rider.