Will Arnett is out as the voice of Kitt. And Val Kilmer is in.
Arnett, who gained popularity in Arrested Development had to bow out of his commitment to be Kitt’s voice in the revival of “Knight Rider”, according to Variety. The reason is a conflict in, believe it or not, cars.
Apparently, Arnett has been doing voice overs for General Motors commercials. He voiced the GMC trucks. But then in the new Knight Rider, Kitt is a Ford Mustang. Of course, when GM found out about this, the company asked Arnett to pull out of the project.
Actor Val Kilmer has now been reportedly hired to replace Arnett. It’s a bit surprising though why an A-List actor (well, to me he will always be A-List) agreed to voice a car in a TV show. Maybe, he’s a Knight Rider fan.
The Knight Rider pilot will be aired on February 17.