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Val Kilmer Replaces Will Arnett in 'Knight Rider'

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.”

Sucks carburetor.

ARE YOU STILL going to watch Knight Rider with Val Kilmer as the voice of KITT?

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  • LL cool beans

    I don’t care if Jesus himself voices that car. Down with Hollywood remaking everything and not having any original ideas!

  • yfw

    *agrees with LL cool beans*

  • LINA

    third

  • http://poponthepop.com Coco

    I also have to agree with LL cool beans.

    Val Kilmer looks rough!

  • Nina Simone

    Agreed, LL cool beans. But they’re gonna make the film regardless. Kilmer seems so random. Why not Alec Baldwin? I loved him as the narrator for “The Royal Tenenbaums.”

  • MIRANDA

    I love Will Arnett. He’s a cool cat. He’s all proud of his being the GM trucks guy

  • http://www.portmansource.com Sandra

    Yes! I love Val Kilmer, and I love the original Knight Rider series. Awesome.

  • tajtaj

    lended?

  • anonymous

    yes i would watch it now becuse i didn’t like the voice before, val kilmer has an incredible voice his voice is so moving. excelent choice.

  • anonymous

    i meant excellent choice.

  • Ashley

    No, not watching anymore. I was only gonna watch for Will, anyway.

  • Yeahhh boyyyy

    My 8 y.o. will be so happy that Knight Rider is back on. I’ve ordered him all the old episodes from Netflix. He thinks KITT rocks, and so do I. I love Val, but he’s not looking so good. I hope he’s alright.

  • Mel

    didn’t Val Kilmer use to be hot? WTF happened?