Justin Lin and Machinima Producing Knight Rider Reboot

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Justin Lin and Machinima Producing Knight Rider reboot

Justin Lin and Machinima producing Knight Rider reboot

Machinima announced today that it has partnered with YOMYOMF (YouOffendMeYouOffendMyFamily), Justin Lin and NBCUniversal Brand Development to produce a digital reboot of the ’80s NBC television series Knight Rider. The announcement was made by Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein.

“Knight Rider is an iconic franchise whose concepts of AI and autonomous vehicles were science fiction in the 1980s and are now science fact,” said Gutstein. “Justin is one of the leading storytellers of his generation and we couldn’t be more excited to work with him on re-invigorating Knight Rider for a new generation of fans.”

YOMYOMF and Lin will produce the new digital series that is in active development for a potential 2017 launch date.

The series is the latest in a long list of long-form, live-action series based on the world’s most popular television series and video game franchises that Machinima has produced, some of which are among the most watched online programs in history. It will join the likes of Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, Mortal Kombat: Legacy and Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist and Street Fighter: Resurrection, and Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. Combined, those series have garnered more than 300 million views on Machinima.

Knight Rider was created and produced by Glen A. Larson and originally premiered in 1982 with David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a police detective with a talking and highly weaponized car named KITT. A sequel series debuted in 1997 called Team Knight Rider with a reboot airing in 2008.