Fans of the show ‘Knight Rider‘ from the 1980’s have wanted to see a film about the show for a long time. However, with recent crummy films based on 80’s TV shows like ‘Chips’ and ‘Baywatch’, the fanbase would probably rather the movie stay in the can than go in that direction. On that front David Hasselhoff has stated he has had talks with Guardians of the Galaxy man James Gunn about a possible Knight Rider film. Check out more on this below and let us know if you would like to see Michael Knight make it to the big screen AFTER THE JUMP!
Hasselhoff shared that there have been discussions between him and Gunn to possibly collaborate on Knight Rider‘s contemporary big screen adaptation:
“I’ve given some ideas to James for Knight Rider and he responded in a big way. If it does go forward, I don’t want it to be spoofed like Baywatch or 21 Jump Street. Those films lose what it’s about and you have to respect the fans.”
Hasselhoff has been actively involved in the rebooting process of the TV series that catapulted him to stardom in the 80s. In the series’ four-season run, the actor played Michael Knight, a high-tech crime fighter assisted by a self-aware and indestructible vehicle. The film project has been a long time coming with talks about it dating all the way back to 2002, but it was only in 2015 when Hasselhoff’s name was actually thrown in the mix.
Gunn has yet to say something specific regarding the movie. And despite Hasselhoff’s hopeful tone, it is no secret that the filmmaker’s hands are full with all things Marvel. On top of penning and directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, he is also the main man within the studio who is in charge of everything that involves the cosmic realm of the franchise, which could ultimately spell the difference between him nabbing the opportunity and passing up on it.