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K.I.T.T. to get new voicebox for Knight Rider

by on Feb.07, 2008, under Television

You can either blame Ford, or blame GM, depending which car manufacturer you dislike more, but the car makers are behind the reason that the voice of K.I.T.T. in the new Knight Rider telefilm/pilot is being replaced. Will Arnett had already completed his voice work for the role, but he has also been the voice of GMC Truck commercials for years. Well, when GM found out that Ford was not only providing the car (a Mustang) for the show, but also is taking part of the marketing, GM asked him to pull out. K.I.T.T. will instead be voiced by Val Kilmer (Batman Forever, Deja Vu).

2 Comments for this entry

  • Anonymous Coward

    Why Val?

    Honestly… why? Obviously they need someone else, but why Val in particular?

    • Doc

      Re:Why Val?

      And the first answer is, “Why not”? He was A) Available; B) wanted the part, and C) had a voice the producers thought would work. I can see his voice being used.

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