Knight Rider to make it on to big screen
It seems that the only redeeming feature of being a crime fighting maverick in the 1980s, apart from the pretty girls whose hairstyles were only marginally smaller than the hero's, was the chance to cruise around in a state of the art crime fighting vehicle.
Think Street Hawk the super fast motorbike with enormous firepower that motorcycle cop Jessie Mach took out on the road or Air Wolf the helicopter that could outpace jets or fly all the way round the world, while carrying renegade pilot Stringfellow Hawke, played by Jan-Michael Vincent.
But for those whose youth coincided with the eighties one particular vehicle will be indelibly etched on the brain - the slick looking, sarcastic talking, battle armour stronger-than-a-tank wearing super car, KITT.
The original series, a hit from 1982-86, saw David Hasselhoff play the part of a detective who almost dies on a stakeout before he's revived and taken in by Wilson Knight, a dying billionaire.
Knight changes Michael's appearance and identity, gives him his own surname, and pairs the newly created Michael Knight with Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT) to create a formidable crime-fighting partnership.
And it is this partnership that Harvey Weinstein is looking to revive and put up on the big screen, if reports in the Hollywood Reporter are to be believed.
Whether The Hoff will be involved at some point has not been revealed as yet but the creator of Knight Rider, Glen A Larson, told the Hollywood Reporter: "A number of people wanted to do a pure comedic send-up of it, but I always felt that would throw away the franchise."
Filming is scheduled to begin next year.