The Hoff and KITT may one day be reunited as super spies...
Former Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff tells us he would like to turn the cult 1980s TV series into a movie that reimages the hero Michael Knight as more of a “James Bond” style character.
Speaking exclusively to RadioTimes.com, Hasselhoff revealed: “I would love to make Knight Rider the movie in a real James Bond way. It’s in development right now as a movie and I know the direction they are going but it’s not that direction.”
Hasselhoff has said he would like to appear in the movie reboot, but so far it appears that his overtures have been rebuffed by the Weinstein Company, which is understood to be overseeing it. Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt is leading the race to fill Hasselhoff's shoes in the part of Michael, the investigator with the talking car, KITT.
However Hasselhoff tells us that he is not sure that movie will ever be made. “I don’t think it’s going to happen,” he said of the project, which is understood to have been penned by Arrested Development writer Brad Copeland.
The original series ran from 1982 to 1986 with an NBC follow up in 2008 centred around Michael’s estranged son Mike Traceur (Justin Bruening) who takes up his father's crime-busting mantle. However it didn't last beyond the pilot stage.
Hasselhoff told us: “I had two major shows. One was about talking to a car. Could you imagine getting that script where you have to talk to a car. Can I get ER? Why didn’t I get Hill Street Blues? And yet 30 years later we are still talking about it.”
Hoff the Record, a six-part take on Hasselhoff’s life, will air on Dave next year