New Knight Rider - TWO MINUTE preview

We just recieved a copy of the first extended look at the NBC Knight Rider two hour movie. This nearly 2 minute clip shows some footage from the actual movie as well as cast interviews. It highlights the advanced features of KITT and the new hero Mike Tracer.


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  • Chey

    Well, I'm watching it now and I'm REALLY not impressed. Yes, we should try to focus more on the show rather than the car (which makes the show), but it's a bit difficult with all the blatent Ford placements thrown in my face! The car is ok, yeah whoo big sports car, but they could have used a sleeker car out in the market today (like a corvette even- it's at least a little longer, sleeker body w/ some character like the Trans-Am). Will Arnett would have been a MUCH better Kitt voice. The acting from everyone I'm not impressed w/ so far, maybe ok for the Australian guy. Hey, at least I tried to watch. Whatever, since someone else brought it up- I'm pissed Bumble Bee turned out to be anything other than a VW Bug as well.

  • ulises

    what? please why a ford.. GM's rivals.. really disappointed. at least use an exotic? exp. masarati or lp640 but most of all should of sticked w. GM vehicles they make all shows look good and affordable.. i would have enjoyed it with the G8 or the concept comaro!!!

  • Chris

    Nostalgic male said:..

    Man, Nostalgic, your a moron, do us a favour.. turn your capslocks off, wait, I got too far ahead. Please learn how to talk before you even try to type.. Yeah there we go.



    I wish they made Kitt as a Pontiac.. But I will live with the Shelby.. preview looks awesome..

    I know how this will end, terroists will find the old kitt, bring it back and supe it up, then the old kitt will kick the shit out of the new kitt and all us fans will be happy.

    (/1 I wish!

    L8z

  • Kitsune_Baka

    I'm sorry, but NBC's new incarnation of KR is going to be worse than TKR and KR2K combined. What were NBC thinking? KITT is a Trans Am like the General Lee is a Dodge Charger. Also, no Turbo Boost? Half the fun of the show was watching KITT jump through the side of a semi trailer or a brick wall. New KITT probably couldn't even make it through a wall, it doesn't even have the MBS, just some lame "self healing" capability. So is he gunna just go sit in a corner and rebuild himself like Christine?

    And for the record, THIS woulda

    made a much better KITT. =P

    http://www.knightreplicas.com/database/pictures/Alternative-0000000007-0000000011.jpg

  • Elizabeth

    DAMN!!! this looks good, i can't wait! and kit being a Mustang, hell ya! it's my favorite car! This was one of my favorite shows me and my sister use to watch it all the time as kids, AND NOW IT'S BACK AND BETTER, COOL!!! You guys and/or ladies did a great job, I hope you keep it on for a long time.

  • oldschoolfan

    I believe he said "my predecessor".

  • David

    I cant wait! Will he be a lone crusader? This car better have a turbo boost...

    Go Knight Rider

  • Tony

    You give people a new show and what do they do before it even comes out. They bitch about it. Really people leave your complaints to yourself, that's why nobody who enjoys movies and TV listen to reviews. Get over it and enjoy the show.

  • Khrome

    I'll watch it. But..

    The other Knight Rider series & movies (like Team Knight Rider) never happened?

  • Webune

    This is the baddest looking car I have ever seen on a TV series. I have owned plenty of Mustangs and dusted every Pontiac that ever dared to pull with me from a light.

    I will watch the show just to get a glimpse of that bad looking steed every week. NBC, you made the right choice with one tough looking Stang.

  • Burn35

    Well, after weeks of promo & hype, I'm just going to "wait & see".

    January 16, 2008 8:07 PM

    gary said:

    times change so should we give it a chance



  • Russ

    Well....I'm glad to see the show back. I can care less about what car it is....IT'S BLACK!! I thought the new Dodge Charger would have been a good pick for KITT, but hey that's just my opinion. As far as the actor, I would really hate to see David trying to do it again. I played some old KR movies that had CAR in it and found the voices of the old CAR and the new KITT are similar, but there is a difference in the tone (darkness if you will). I will admitt the voice is a little softer than the last, but it's deeper and hell of a lot more confident. All in all, I think the CONTINUATION will be pretty good. I mean come on people......IT'S GOING TO BE IN HIGH DEFINITION!!!! YA BABY!!!! Can't wait, I'll have the DVR ready on the 17th.

  • The best

    The Mustang is the greatest car ever!!! New Chevy Camaro would probably break down during the making of the film.

  • V

    It's official , I'm sick to my stomach. The Mustang is garbage.... I would of been happy with a Pontiac G8 for christ sakes not this crappy stang that looks as if mtv pimped it. As far as story I won't knock it off yet, but I can smell faliure. I'm going back to Heroes and Life :)

  • Ryan Lessley

    I own a Pontiac Firebird TA and I think they should have had pontiac make a new car for the show. The car is a 2008 Mustang and it looks sick because of the old redisign look they did, but I would have rather seen the new Camaro redesigned for it!

  • O'Neal

    I am upset also at the fact that the car is not a Pontiac. Why couldn't they use the GTO? I mean I know they stopped making those, but that would've been an alright car to use for the new KITT. I also agree about the red scanner in the front. It doesn't look right. They need to do something to the front end of the car to make it look better, and make it go straight from left to right instead of how they have it going. Why do they have to change all the good stuff?

  • A Fan of the "Old Show&qu

    I meant 'kidding me' in the above first sentence. Give me a break ... it's 3:30 in the morning and I'm a little tired. I believe I saw a grandmother driving a Ford Mustang today. "WHOOOOOOOO" for the new Knight Rider and NBC. They have now managed to pick a car that everyone has. I am so watching Celebrity Rehab instead (LOL)!

  • A Fan of the "Old Show&qu

    You have got to be kinding me!!! "The hottest car out there" A Mustang?! Give me a break (Sigh)! The hottest car out right now, by far, would be the new Chevy Camaro. Does anyone out in Hollywood ever think anything through? I mean come on, there are high school students driving Mustangs. I'm suppose to be impressed ... yeah right!

  • Nostalgic male

    K.I.T.T. STANDS FOR KNIGHT INDUSTRIES, WHERE IS KNIGHT INDUSTRIES? I SAW A BROAD WITH MICHAEL IN THE CAR, WHERE IS THE FOUNDATION? KNIGHT RIDER WAS BASED UPON CERTAIN PRINCIPLES, AND MANY ICONS STAND OUT FROM THE SHOW. THE CAR, THE CHARACTERS, THE VOICE OF THE CAR, AND LET US NOT FORGET THE HUMOR. THIS CARS NEW VOICE IS SOUNDS ABOUT AS PLEASANT AS A TALKING IRS AGENT. IF EVERYONE LIKES THEN TO EACH HIS OWN, MYSELF IM NOT GOING TO EVEN GIVE THIS SHOW A CHANCE. ITS NOT KNIGHT RIDER, HOWEVER LOOK AT THE CHANNEL ITS ON. THE WRITERS ARE NOT BACK TO WORK YET SO THEY HAD TO THINK OF SOME SHOW THAT WOULD DRAW FANS. ALL THIS IS FRANKENSTEIN ILLUSION TO PLAY TO THOSE WHO DON'T ACTUALLY APPRECIATE THE ORIGINAL FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS.A CLASSIC, THEY SHOULD LEAVE IT THE HELL ALONE!!! THE NETWORKS ARENT SHOOTING FOR ORIGINALITY, THERE NOT INTERESTED IN PRESERVING THE MORE FINER POINTS OF THE SERIES. THERE MINDS ARE GEARED TOWARD WHAT THEY BELIEVE WILL BRING IN RATINGS, THEY DON'T CARE WHAT SHOWS FROM YEARS AGO THAT THEY HAVE TO BUTCHER TO MAKE UP FOR THEIR INCOMPETENT IMAGINATIONS, THIS PATHETIC DISPLAY PROVES JUST THAT. WHAT'S NEXT THE A-TEAM DRIVING AROUND IN AN AEROSTAR. TRUE THIS IS MY OPINION, THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I'M STATING. ENJOY WATCHING THE NEW KNIGHT RIDER, I WILL ENJOY MY DVDS OF THE REAL KNIGHT AND THE TRUE KITT!! FOR THE RECORD YOU CAN TELL NOT MUCH THOUGHT WENT INTO THE CAR EXCEPT FOR SOME FLASHING COMPUTER IMAGING, IF YOU THINK CLOSELY ABOUT ITS A COOKIE CUTTER IDEA THOUGHT UP BY THOSE WHO CANT BE ORIGINAL!!!!!

  • Seikoman

    Has nobody noticed that KITT says "Hello Mike" instead of "Hello Michael" yet? Rather disrespectful if you ask me...

  • LR

    What is up with Hollywood?

    Bewitched movie was awful.

    Bionic Woman is awful.

    Journey Man resembles the FOREVER AMAZING Quantum Leap.

    Re-makings are not be THE SAME, and as we can see, only a few similarities will do (like 4 tires! LOL).

    I agree with Claudio:

    =KITT was a 1982'black trans am,

    is a 1982'black trans am,

    and will be for ever a 1982'trans am!!!=

    and I LOVE Chris' idea:

    =The NEW software is infiltrated and there's nothing that they can do to fight their opponent.

    Then the Hoff gets the idea to go back to an old garage where the ORIGINAL CAR is. They re-boot THAT KITT and Michael Knight gets to do the honors.

    INSERT CAMEO - WILLIAM DANIELS - THE ORIGINAL VOICE OF KITT.

    David Hasselhoff as his original character driving around talking to KITT (William Daniels) and they're able to save the day.=

    Sure DH was handsome and conquered the females (like me) but this car does not seem up to speed to 2010 technology.

    But what is in a preview anyway?



    KITT FOREVER !!!

  • Bob

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.... boycot of show needed

    I am happy to see that they have brought KR back from the ashes, but it would have been nice to wait another year and stick with something GM at least (Camaro). Even though these cars are a little weak, I would much rather see KITT as the newer GTO or solstice GXP. ANY mustang is just a slap in the face to all that is sacred and just.

    On another note, I do think that the new voice of KITT works well and the newer style of scanner lights looks really good. Now if they could have used them all the time, that would have been even better.

  • Claudio

    Those guys in Hollywood must be joking...

    Say that again..A 08'Mustang for new KITT?

    That's bullshit!

    KITT was a 1982'black trans am,

    is a 1982'black trans am,

    and will be for ever a 1982'trans am!!!

    I grew up with the original series (82-85),

    and even now KITT(82'trans am) is my dream car.For me the Mustang or even the Veyron

    is a nightmare...so give me a break!

  • gary

    times change so should we give it a chance

  • Leonardo Rodriguez orlando FL

    I THINK IT GREAT TO BRING A LEGEND LIKE KITT AS A MUSTANG. I ACTUALLY HATED THE FACT THAT THE CAR WAS A PONTIAC NOT SOMETHING ELSE BUT NOW THIS CHANGE TO THE MUSTANG WILL BE A GOOD ONE AND A SMART MOVE BY THE PRODUCERS TO USE THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE CAR ON EARTH. I MEAN COME ON MUSTANG CAR CLUBS AND FANS ARE BIGGER NOW THAN ALL THE OTHER CAR CLUB PUT TOGETHER WICH MEANS. NOT ONLY ARE THEY GOING TO GET MILLIONS OF THE TRUE MUSTANG FOLLOWERS AS COMMITTED VIEWERS BUT THEY WILL GET THOSE WHO ARE BIG FANS OF THE OLD CAR GROWING TO LOVE THE NEW ONE

  • edith vazquez

    wow i never new that pontiac had pick kitt as ford cobra sad saddddddddddd 1

  • The Professor

    I seem to remember seeing a few "Rear wheel drive" vehicles coming out of GM. I saw "Bumble Bee" from Transformers go from being a VW years ago to being an unreleased Chevy Camero in the movie. Everyone making a stink about KITT being a Mustang... it all comes down to marketing. Ford was the first to the production studios to offer a semi affordable (base model), everyday car to be used. Same as what Pontiac did back in the eighties. GM gave Universal a bunch of Trans Ams back in 1981 before that new body style was even released for 1982-83. Ford did just that now. Released the GT500KR just about the time the new KR comes out. If Chevy had thought about it, they could have taken the new Camero (same used in Transformers) and done some minor body modification to make it the "Unreleased" 2010 Pontiac Trans Am. Hell, wait a few years after the Camero hits the dealers, and the Pontiac TA won't be far behind.

    So as far as KITT being a Mustang. Talk to Universal and GM for not striking up a deal. If you don't like Fords, don't go get a Mustang and fix it up to look like the new KITT. If you want to make a 2010 KITT of your own, wait until the new Camero / Trans Am is released, and do some custom mods to give it a New Mellinium spin of K.I.T.T., show it to Universal, and make some cash.

  • MKnight

    I don't like the Mustang,in fact I don't like Fords at all.I am aware that GM does not produce the Trans Am anymore,but why could'nt the Knight 3000 be a Corvette?Or what is wrong with using the 1982 Trans Am?Remember The Dukes Of Hazzard Reunion Movie?The original 1969 Dodge Charger was used,not a substitute.Come on let's get with the program here.

  • Nathan G.

    I am like SuperDave and intend to not judge until the airing on February 17. Although everyone says to get over the fact the car is not a GM product, I must say that it looks like GM missed a golden opportunity here to bring back an updated Tans-Am to market. Talk about not wanting to be competitive!

    The clips I have seen of the car (the true star of Knight Rider in the past), show a lack of ingenuity on the part of the designers. Satellite link-up, wireless internet, etc... do not excite me as much as amazing driving does - they should only be a supplement to the car. We shall see if it lives up to the old show's "One Man (and his car) Can Make A Difference."

    I am kind of thinking though that I will end up always being an old school Knight Rider fan. If nothing else, a new generation will be looking to style their Mustangs after the new KITT since 82 T-top Crossfire 305 Trans-Ams are getting harder to find in good shape.

  • SuperDave

    I thought I heard him too say the same thing...but he either did a Captain Kirk pause, or there was some horrible audio editing, but after playing it several times, James does say:

    "I play Mike Traceur, son...of Michael Knight." Happens at 1:15 in the video.

    I too was intrigued that they cast Will Arnett to be the new voice. Then I heard on this how flat he is. There was no inflection in his voice, as William Daniels did. But, it is just the preview, we shall see.

    As well as the shape-shifting abilities. I read somewhere else, they brought up the show "Viper" ... I withhold judgement until the show airs. The day I get back from a weekend vacation getaway. TiVo, do not fail me!!

    But that comment you said, Bob Whyte, about "maybe this time the car won't sound so gay," that is quite vulgar and offensive.

    A final thought: I am with you johnny. There should be no complaining. Everyone should do as I will - withhold all judgement until the show airs. Then have at it. Until then, everyone needs to retract their claws.

  • johnny

    hey evryone i think this is going to be a better show be happy it seems like a great show to watch i mean gosh everyone has something to complain about get over it

  • Steve

    I loved the original and this looks like it's going to be really good. I like the updates. What I have seen of the trailer the cast seems to be the same kind of "team" base the original had and I am happy they kept that concept from the original series. Unlike the New Bionic Woman which totally sucks.

  • Phil

    I like it. I was the other person who never had a problem with the Mustang. And Will Arnett has just enough roughness and smarm to let you know this car can take care of itself. Or is it that the CPU is taking care of the car? But lets not get into a debate about the CPU being a separate entity from the car. :-)

  • James Dwyer (13)

    I'd like to see this film right now please ...!!!!!!

  • Todd

    Having Peter Cullen (voice actor for Optimus Prime) voice KARR in the first season episode "Trust Doesn't Rust" was really memorable. I have to agree that the voice for the new KITT sounds kind of similar in tone.

  • Karlis

    I agree with the one person who posted here...THEY DIDN'T GO WITH PONTIAC SO LET'S MOVE ON. It's obviously true that a lot of people are afraid of change and this is a prime example. Besides, would you keep your present Playstation 2/3 or Nintendo Wii or back to the Sega Genesis or old Nintendo game system.



    As for the new voice of KITT...I like it, it sounds somewhat "dark" (like Optimus Prime). Ironically, if you remember, KARR (KITT's evil prototype)had a VERY similar voice-tone and I almost thought NBC was using the same voice for new KITT.

  • Peter

    "Andre said:

    The red scanner.

    but seeing those opposing red lights that only come on when the car is in "attack mode" really bothers me."

    I don't see why the red scanner does not move from left to right and back again like it used to on the original. If I remember correctly, the opposing eye was once used on a second season episode of the original where KITT's CPU was removed from the car and tossed in the trash.

  • Ben

    Does anyone know when Knight Rider 2008 come out in UK?

  • c

    Actually he says, "I play Mike Traceur, son of Michael Knight.

  • c

    Actually he says, "I play Mike Traceur, son of Michael Knight.

  • Lee

    I am aware of the spelling & grammer errors on my last post. Thought i'd mention that before I get slagged off.

  • Lee

    I am aware of the spelling & grammer errors on my last post. Thought i'd mention that before I get slagged off.

  • Lee

    I wish people will just get over the fact that new KITT it's a Mustang, not a Trans-Am. Christ, it's not like the producers are gonna change their mind now.

    BUT, the new KITT should be able to Turbo Boost. No excuse for that.

    And The Hoff will make a appearence.

  • dresito

    I love the car. That it was going to be a koenig..but that would make it to "here i am". Then we have the part where it will race exotic cars and tuners, and they will think they can beat KITT but wont, I love when U dont See it Coming. Only thing, I Hope the voice works out....Wish they kept the old KITT VOICE..Mr Feeny from Boy Meets World...Plus he is a computer so he shouldnt die out since he is artificial intelligence.

  • Patrick

    The new Knightrider movie looks good but I didn't see David Hasslehoff in the sneek peek of the new KR film. I was hoping that the new Kitt will do toobo boost but I guess there not doing that and I don't know why because I loved that in the show I wish that my car can do toobo boost. I'm hoping that the new Kitt will still have the SPM from season 4 of KR.

  • Bob Whyte

    Hopefully, this show will be a little more realistic and not have the car jumping over things. Also, you must realize that the car's manufacturer subsidizes the vehicle's costs in exchange for publicity, ie: being the "star" of the show. Pontiac currently doesn't make a hot rod car, but Ford does, so there you go. And maybe this time the car won't sound so gay.

  • Chris

    Great episode idea -

    The NEW software is infiltrated and there's nothing that they can do to fight their opponent.

    Then the Hoff gets the idea to go back to an old garage where the ORIGINAL CAR is. They re-boot THAT KITT and Michael Knight gets to do the honors.

    INSERT CAMEO - WILLIAM DANIELS - THE ORIGINAL VOICE OF KITT.

    David Hasselhoff as his original character driving around talking to KITT (William Daniels) and they're able to save the day.

    This would be a great tribute episode and it would be a great tip of the hat to the original fans.

  • Johnny Cash

    KITT said:

    HOPEFULLY THIS CAR HAS TURBO BOOST AND ALL THE OTHER FEATURES THAT THE OLD KITT HAD AND OBVIOSLY MORE.....WILL BE VERY DISAPOINTED IF THERE ISNT ANY TURBO BOOSTS...

    ---------------------------------------------

    Sorry to dissapoint but the new KITT doesnt have any turbo boost. It will have all kinds of other features tho like military satelite access and internet, etc...

  • Johnny Cash

    Knight said:

    To me it sounded like he said:"I play Mike Traceurs....son of Michael Knight". Just my opinion.

    ---------------------------------------------

    Actually he says: "I play Mike Traceur's son, Michael Knight".

    Therefore he's playing Michael Knight. They probably edited it random like that to confuse fans and leave them asking more.

  • KITT

    CRAP. YEAH HOW COULD THEY DO THAT TO THE OLD KITT...? THAT AINT GONNA MAKE THE FANS HAPPY...TRAILER LOOKS GOOD. STEARING WHEAL LOOKS CRAP, LACK OF GADGETS IN THE CAR, NO COOL DASH LIKE IN THE OLD CAR, BRING THOSE FEATURES BACK, VOISE OF KNIGHT INDUSTRIES THREE THOUSAND IS CRAP AND KIND OF TOOOO COMPUTERISED BRING THE OLD VOICE OF KITT BACK, DONT LIKE HOW THE NEW SCANNER SOUNDS, BRING BACK THE SCANNER SCANNING SOUND, DONT LIKE THE WAY THE RED LIGHT MOVES BRING THE OLD ONE BACK, DONT REALLY LIKE THE CAR!! SHOULD USE THE PONTIAC TRANSAM AND GIVE IT A NEW ENGINE, SUSPENSION AND EVERYTHIN JUS USE THE SAME BODY. CAR DOES NOT SUIT KITT.

    I THINK THIS MOVIE MIGHT BE KIND OF CRAP LIKE THE KNIGHT RIDER MOVIE 2000. THEY USED THE RED CAR WHICH WAS CRAP AND DESTROYED THE PONTIAC.

    HOPEFULLY THIS CAR HAS TURBO BOOST AND ALL THE OTHER FEATURES THAT THE OLD KITT HAD AND OBVIOSLY MORE.....WILL BE VERY DISAPOINTED IF THERE ISNT ANY TURBO BOOSTS...

  • Knight

    To me it sounded like he said:"I play Mike Traceurs....son of Michael Knight". Just my opinion.

  • Andre

    Other than actually seeing the car or hearing the name "Michael Knight", what is the one thing that will always remind a person of Knight Rider regardless of whether they were a fan or not?.......

    The red scanner.

    I can get over the car being a mustang, I can get over the cars shapeshifting abilities (ugh) and I can possibly.....maybe get over the cheesy acting, but seeing those opposing red lights that only come on when the car is in "attack mode" really bothers me.

    And did anyone else notice Justin Breuning said "I play Mike Traceurs son....Michael Knight". Since this is a preview of the show and produced by NBC, you would think somebody would have told him he was wrong and did a do-over before presenting it. I really really REALLY hate todays Hollywood.

  • Nestagia Motors

    Maybe I'm a fool, but Bumble Bee was a VW bug and KITT was a Trans Am. Will the new KITT be found on road dead? I'll never know.

  • neps

    You know what? They didn't. So we need to move on from that. The mustang looks pretty bad ass.

    Besides, Pontiac doesn't have any cool RWD cars. Ford does. I'd rather cool stunts.

  • BEN

    GLAD ITS BACK BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE STAYED WITH A PONTIAC

  • ben

    its wow but how dare they do that to pontiac!

  • Grizz

    Hmmmmm...looks good!

    The mustang KITT does look damn fine.

    PLEASE LET THIS BE GOOD!!!

  • Stinch

    Outstanding!!!

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