Justin Lin to helm digital series ‘Knight Rider’ reboot

Digital network Machinima will be giving the iconic “Knight Rider” series a makeover with the help of filmmaker Justin Lin.

Machinima said it will work with Lin, YOMYOMF (You Offend Me, You Offend My Family) and NBCUniversal Brand Development, according to Deadline.

“Knight Rider is an iconic franchise whose concepts of AI and autonomous vehicles were science fiction in the 1980s and are now science fact,” Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein said in a press release. “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.”

Lin, who will be producing the rebooted “Knight Rider,” certainly knows his way around a car – he was an integral part of reviving the “Fast & Furious” franchise, and is set to direct Legendary’s “Hot Wheels” film, another high-octane adventure.

Created by Glen A. Larson, the original “Knight Rider” series ran four seasons from 1982 to 1986. It followed Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff), a crime-fighting driver, and his smart car KITT. The series was rebooted in 2008, but only lasted a season.

The digital series will join Machinima’s other live-action series like “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” and “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”

The relaunch is slated for 2007.