James Gunn has briefly discussed with David Hasselhoff about doing a continuation of his 80s series Knight Rider.
This came in the form of a recent tweet regarding Gunn’s close friend Hasselhoff. Though the Baywatch actor hasn’t been up to much of late, he and Gunn are primed and ready to make a Knight Rider continuation.
Introduced in the 1982 series created by Glen A. Larson, the concept has been revived numerous times. There have been two different rival series, one called Team Knight Rider and another just named Knight Rider, and three different TV movies, including a Knight Rider 2000 and a Knight Rider 2010.
David Hasselhoff played Michael Knight, an agent who fought crime all with the help of his sentient car. Dubbed K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand,) the vehicle was a Trans Am that was amplified with Artificial Intelligence. The car had its own voice and many tricks and hidden special talents to aid Michael Knight in his quest. The series ran for four seasons
Unfortunately, it may take some time for this to materialize. If it does materialize at all. Gunn tweeted out that he has discussed doing a Knight Rider film with Hasselhoff, though there certainly are not enough hours in the day.
During a Q&A session on Twitter, Gunn said:
“My friend @DavidHasselhoff and I have discussed doing a modern continuation of Knight Rider many times. The primary hurdle has been there aren’t enough hours in the day to do all the cool things I want to do!”
Both obviously would love to make this revival a reality. Hasselhoff replied to Gunn, adding:
“Cést la vie my friend!”
“I want to bring it back and make it dark! Michael Knight comes back and he’s pissed.”
The connection between Hasselhoff and Gunn goes back to the Guardians Of The Galaxy film. While Hasselhoff did not appear in the film itself, he is a part of Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) story. Because Quill didn’t know his father, he carried around a picture of Hasselhoff that was cut out of a magazine and told everyone that was his real dad.
Would you like to see Gunn and Haselhoff team up for a Knight Rider revival?