The Other ‘Knight Rider’ Project
October 12, 2007 10:08 AM
NBC’s “Knight Rider” revamp has some competition, sort of. As first reported by AintItCoolNews, NBC has the “Knight” series rights and creator Glen Larson has the film rights.
Larson has been trying to get his theatrical version off the ground for years, touting the idea at a fan convention called (and you must love this) KnightCon.
The network’s official stance on this issue: NBC is unconcerned that any potential theatrical version will impact its series brand, a representative says.
That said, NBC’s business affairs department is currently in talks with Larson about the show (cough-consulting producer credit-cough).
If they come to terms, this isn’t the first time NBC Universal and Larson have worked out a deal to cooperate on a reimagined version of one of his classic series. Larson is the creator of the original “Battlestar Galactica” and holds a credit on the Sci Fi Channel version.