Filmmaker James Wan is one of the most accomplished directors in modern Hollywood. His incredibly diverse litany of film genres he’s explored makes his work extremely dependable to moviegoers. As first reported by Deadline, Wan will next team with Spyglass Media Group to develop a film based on the fan-favorite NBC series from the 80s Knight Rider.
Created by Glen A. Larson, Knight Rider ran from 1982 to 1986. The series focuses on a high-tech car named KITT who assists a mysterious crime fighter named Michael Knight, played by the iconic David Hasselhoff. Despite its short four-year run on NBC, the series has amassed a large cult following. The entertainment franchise has grown over the last 30+ years to include four additional television series, three films, computer and video games, and a few novels. Additionally, fans of the franchise attend an annual event titled KnightCon.
The upcoming film will be developed by James Wan alongside Michael Clear (Annabelle Comes Home). Moreover, Judson Scott (Blade) is already on-board as executive producer as well. At this time, plot details remain scares. However, per the initial report, the film will be a present-day adaptation maintaining the core anti-establishment thematic elements.
James Wan is the eighth director cinematic history with two films grossing over $1 billion with Furious 7 and Aquaman. Additionally, the director co-created the Saw film franchise and will next helm the upcoming horror flick Malignant.
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