Val Kilmer Replaces Will Arnett in 'Knight Rider'
NBC has hired Val Kilmer to replace Will Arnett as the voice of KITT in the upcoming revival of Knight Rider.
Variety reports there’s a carmaker conflict. For almost a decade, Arnett lended his voice talents to General Motors — as the voice of GMC Trucks. NBC’s new “Knight,” however, is “played” by a Ford Mustang.
When GM found out about the Ford connection, it asked Arnett to pull out. Busted.
“I was very excited at the prospect of playing the part of KITT in the new Knight Rider movie,” Arnett said. “However, because of a long relationship with General Motors as the voice of GMC Trucks, I had to respectfully withdraw from the project.”
ARE YOU STILL going to watch Knight Rider with Val Kilmer as the voice of KITT?