Fast & Furious 6 director Justin Lin’s production company, YOMYOMF, is partnering with Machinima to reboot Knight Rider as a digital series, the company announced today.
The digital series is expected to launch in 2017 with Justin Lin helming the production. Although Lin is best known for his work on feature films like the Fast and Furious series and Star Trek Beyond, he has also contributed quite a bit to the television landscape over the years. Lin directed three episodes of Dan Harmon’s beloved sitcom, Community, as well as the pilot episode of CBS’ action-series, Scorpion. Lin also serves as an executive producer on that series.
Knight Rider ran on NBC between 1982 and 1996, and focused on a detective and his futuristic, technological advanced car, KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand). The original series starred David Hasselhoff as crimefighter Michael Knight and William Daniels as the voice of KITT.
According to YOMYOMF, which stands for “You Offend Me You Offend My Family,” the show will play “tribute to the original series but is definitely reflective of the 21st century world we live in.” Over the years, Machinima has teamed up with third-party studios to create multiple live-action series based on popular video games, television shows and films, including Mortal Kombat and Battlestar Galactica.
Lin’s next projects include a feature film based on the Hot Wheels toy franchise and the Lebron James-starring sequel to Michael Jordan’s 1996 film, Space Jam.