Shill Directing Knight Rider Pilot


“The Kill Point” director Steve Shill is set to direct NBC’s two-hour backdoor pilot “Knight Rider,” a Transformers-inspired redo of the 1980s series starring David Hasselhoff.

Doug Liman, who is executive producing the project, had been eyed to direct it subject to availability. His feature schedule prevented him from helming the pilot, which is expected to air as a two-hour movie on NBC later this season.

Dave Andron wrote the pilot script and will serve as supervising producer. Liman and Dave Bartis are executive producing for Universal Media Studios and Dutch Oven Productions.