Thanks To ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy,’ David Hasselhoff Says ‘Knight Rider’ Is Coming Back
Thanks to his appearance on “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” David Hasselhoff says that it very well could bring back the beloved 80s show “Knight Rider.” That’s right, you could once again be taken on a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law.
Hasselhoff got his role on “GOTG2” simply because director James Gunn was a huge fan of “Knight Rider.” “I just look at life — I embrace ‘Baywatch,’ I embrace ‘Knight Rider’ — especially ‘Knight Rider’ — and now we’re in talks about bringing it back as a series which is unbelievable,” Hasselhoff said. “And it’s cool because all of the people who have seen the other reboots of ‘Knight Rider’ didn’t like it and I keep saying it’s got to be true to what it was. Let me be the old guy, let me be Devon. I can’t run, I can’t fight, I can’t jump, but I can still drive.”
As recently as 2008 there was a remake of the crime-fighting super car TV show where K.I.T.T. was a transforming Ford Mustang, plus there was the TV movie “Knight Rider 2000” back in 1991. But sentient car K.I.T.T. isn’t so special any longer since any new car will communicate with the driver and there are self-driving cars, so it has lost its luster. Also, K.I.T.T. really needs to be a Pontiac Firebird, but there hasn’t been a new Firebird since 2002. The problem is the TV network can get a lot of money to feature new cars as K.I.T.T., but if there is no new Firebird there is no money. But maybe with Gunn directing and getting financial backing, the “Knight Rider” reboot could be great, just no more singing Hasselhoff.