Knight Rider may be returning – and David David Hasselhoff is also on board and interested, should James Gunn get the movie moving.
Guardians Of The Galaxy and The Suicide Squad director James Gunn has his hands full what with all of the comic book movies and associated TV shows he’s working on. As well as the aforementioned movies, there’s also the Peacemaker TV spin-off, featuring John Cena from The Suicide Squad, plus Gunn recently revealed he’s working on another DC TV show, although he declined to mention what it is.
However, the filmmaker has, according to his own words, no desire to become the Kevin Feige of the DC world, despite his growing involvement in Warner Bros’ DC Extended Universe indicating his growing levels of influence. In fact, Gunn harbours a keen interest to kickstart a project outside of either comic book world: a legacy sequel to Knight Rider, the beloved 1980s TV show about the adventures of Michel Knight and his advanced talking car, K.I.T.T.
As any child of the 80s will recall, Michael Knight was the coolest character on TV, not only possessing the world’s most brilliant car (among a decade of brilliant cars, the ’89 Batmobile, Ecto-1 and the DeLorean, to name but three), but also boasting the kind of luxurious head hair (and chest hair actually), that stood out as a surefire symbol of success, even amid the rampant excesses of that era.
Anyway, Gunn took to Twitter to reiterate his interest in a legacy sequel to Knight Rider, even announcing that he has had many a discussion with Micheal Knight himself, David Hasselhoff, about getting the project off the ground.
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! https://t.co/Gy24aG4hzc
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 1, 2022
News first emerged last year of a Knight Rider legacy sequel being planned, with writer TJ Fixman on script duties, but now it appears that if the stars align correctly, Gunn himself may be overseeing, perhaps even directing the project.
Hasselhof has spoken about the project previously too, stating that “the details I can share are I have an emotional hand in it and I have a passion … The guy who’s writing it is a major Knight Rider fan. He sent me a picture of him in the Knight Rider car. His name is T J Fixman. The concept, I don’t really know. I threw my hat in the ring as ‘nostalgia meets Knight Rider of today,’ which is not a new Knight Rider, but a continuation of it. They want to do a script that has my approval on it. Whether I’m in it or not, or whether I approve of it, the answer is: I don’t know”.
So there you have it. Would a continuation of the Knight Rider story be the type of legacy sequel you’d like to see? Was K.I.T.T. the coolest car of the 1980s? Let us know in the comments below.
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