Knight Rider

Monday 18 May 2009 7:30pm

Bringing back the 1980’s television classic ‘Knight Rider’. KITT returns with a talented cast of young and seasoned actors bring it into the 21st century with speed, drama, love and triumph.

Tonight: When Mike and K.I.T.T. try to assist in a downed jet aircraft, they find that it leads to a 10 year old boy genius who was under protective custody in cooperation with the DEA.

This i the opening credit sequence for the new Knight Rider, or as it is more commonly known “The Hour long Ford commercial”

Knight Rider is coming back to television screens, along with the star of the 1980s original, David Hasselhoff. But many will be relieved to learn that David “Don’t Hassle the Hoff” won’t be centre-stage in the 2008 small-screen movie version of Knight, and nor will the early-1980s Pontiac Trans Am that starred as the Knight Industries Two Thousand (Kitt) alongside him.

Instead, in the new version, the lead character will be played by Justin Bruening, as Michael Knight’s long-lost son Michael Tracer.

And the car, now known as the Knight Industries Three Thousand (still Kitt), will be based on the latest Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR.

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Here is a short promo for the upcoming TV movie, Knight Rider.
The promo features the new KITT (Knight 3000) and the new voice.
It airs 17 February in America.

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New pilot!!!

NBC is looking at doing a two hour pilot of … Knight Rider! If it goes down well, they’ll make a whole season!!!!

WOW!!!!!

David Hasslehoff of Baywatch fame has recently made headlines again – for all the wrong reasons. The former TV star recently acted in a reality tv program filmed by his own daughter. However, instead of being a glamourous pilot for a new show, Hasslehoff’s movie was a video of him falling-down drunk at an infrequent visit with his daughter. Hoff’s daughter was so disgusted with her dad’s drunken behaviour and long-term problems with alcoholism that she released the video to the press, which has had a field-day, to say the least.

The latest scoop is that Hoff has been denied any custody and will be banned from seeing his children. When will his big-breasted lifeguard colleagues come save him from drowning in this mess?

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David Hasselhoff says his talking Knight Rider car was gay. The actor – who is in the UK promoting his autobiography, a movie and a new single – shocked students when he came out with the comment about Kitt during an appearance at Trinity College in Dublin.

He said: “We have some fairly X-rated outtakes on Knight Rider. “Kitt was constantly asking, ‘Do you want me to take you home Michael?’ in that very camp voice of his.”

The scooper says Hasselhoff is going around mentioning that he’s in the film in an attempt to drum up interest. At the moment though, he is not involved – in any capacity.

“This isn’t the first time that he has tried to launch interest in the movie behind Glen’s [Larson] back. Hassellhoff made Knight Rider 2000 with Universal without Glen’s involvement and we all know how well that went over right?

“There is no legal obligation stating that Hassellhoff needs to be involved with the movie. If you’re aware of the delicate relationship between David and Glen, you’ll see why Glen isn’t all that thrilled to invite David back”, says the Aint it Cool News scooper.

Actor David Hasselhoff has offered Jack Osbourne a role in a planned ‘Knight Rider’ film. The offer was made at a urinal!

Hasselhoff is keen for a movie version of the hit 80s television show in which he shot to fame as maverick crime fighter Michael Knight, said contactmusic.com. But the former ‘Baywatch’ star picked an unusual moment to offer a part to Osbourne, son of ageing rocker Ozzy.

The 21-year-old Osbourne said: ‘I was in a urinal at a premiere and Hasselhoff was next to me. He offered me a part in the ‘Knight Rider’ film. It was phenomenal.’

There has been alot of talk for a few years now about another Knight Rider movie. It has been confirmed and the release is set for 2008.
The movie poster featuring the new KITT:

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In the series, the Knight Industries Two-Thousand was a George Barris-modified 1982 Pontiac Trans Am (some believe it was actually a 1981½ model). Promotional material for the new film indicates that the new KITT will be a Koenigsegg CCX. As you can see in the movie poster above, the scan bar has been retained.

Rumored to be in development since at least 2002, this new film was almost nixed at least twice due to David Hasselhoff’s insistence that the script be faithful to the show. One of his demands was that KITT should be similar to his predecessor. Negotiations stalled when studios to whom the concept was pitched refused to allow it, but resumed again in 2005 when they finally conceded and allowed a new script to be written, this time with the new KITT retaining his predecessor’s characteristics.

David Hasselhoff has been virtually silent about what his on-screen contributions, if any, would be. He has said that he would return as Michael Knight, but that Knight’s role, given the fact that the Devon Miles character was killed off in the 1991 one-off made-for-television “reunion” film, Knight Rider 2000, likely means that Knight has assumed the position of leader of the Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG) and its public face.
Edward Mulhare, the Irish actor who portrayed Devon Miles, died of lung cancer in 1997.

Patricia McPherson, who played head technician Bonnie Barstow in seasons one, three, and four, (she was fired at the culmination of season one, but was rehired when her replacement, Rebecca Holden (April Curtis), received only a middling response. McPherson, whose last acting job was as the long-lost love of Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) in 1997’s Men in Black (he’s looking at her via his workstation at MIB headquarters), has been on hiatus from acting and devotes her time to the conservation of endangered wetlands.

It is also unknown if Peter Parros, who played technical wiz Reginald Cornelius, III (RC3) in Knight Rider’s fourth and final season as well as the television film, will be part of the film.