KNIGHT RIDER - The movie

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  1. Doctor Baywatch Registered

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    What wikipedia says:

    "In March 2002, Revolution Studios announced a partnership with Mayhem Pictures to create a film adaptation of the TV series. The film would be re-designed to be similar to Revolution's previous project, XXX. Series creator Glen A. Larson was hired to write the first script draft, with the series' lead actor David Hasselhoff attached to advise the project and also have an onscreen role.[2] In April 2003, Revolution Studios hired screenwriters David Elliott and Paul Lovett to pen the film's script.[3] In April 2004, the premise of the film was described to have Hasselhoff reprise his role as Michael Knight, though he would be an elder statesman that would serve as a mentor to the protagonist like the character Devon Miles mentored Knight in the TV series. The protagonist would be Knight's son, inheriting the family business and driving the vehicle KITT. The series' voice of KITT, William Daniels, was being sought by Hasselhoff to reprise his role. The producers' choice for the role was actor Ben Affleck.[4]

    In May 2006, The Weinstein Company acquired film rights to adapt Knight Rider from series creator Larson. He expressed his interest in the film adaptation as a potential franchise property.[5] The following September, Hasselhoff invited actor Orlando Bloom to portray Knight's son in the film adaptation, but Bloom turned down the offer.[6] In April 2007, Hasselhoff said that the film was in development at Miramax, and that he would at least have a cameo in the film."

    I say:
    They should make Hasselhoff the main character. He should return like Batman returned in "THe Dark Knight Returns". "The Dark Knight Rider Returns". That would rock.
     
  2. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    I doubt this will go ahead now there is a new Tv series.
     
  3. Lord Blackbolt Registered

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    well....it's a TV movie. And I'm having doubts it will be successful. They tried to bring back the series 2 times already.
     
  4. Jochimus Autobot Slacker

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    Three, actually: Knight Rider 2000, Knight Rider 2010, and Team Knight Rider.

    I think they should see how the new TV version fares before going to the big screen with it...not that either course is necessarily a good idea, either.
     
  5. Doctor Baywatch Registered

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    They are currently developing a theatrical movie, who has nothing to do with the new TV pilot.
     
  6. xmangambit I come fom the net...

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    All I know is the KITT in the TV series looks rubbish, and not futuristic at all, the whole point of Knight Rider was the Epitome of Vehicular technology, then they went and messed it up with this 'Fast and the Furious' big truck looking thing, which isnt sleek or aerodynamic in any way, they should have used a better car, what I'm saying is, The Movie better step up their game if they want to succeed.
     
  7. dark_b Registered

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    you can ntot ''woow'' the people with a car anymore.
    its over.
     
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    I loved the car they used in "Knight Rider 2000"; I think it was a cross between a '91 Stealth and a concept Banshee design.

    As for the new car, I'm kinda "on the fence" about it. The car they chose (a Shelby GT500) featured prominently as "Eleanor" in Nic Cage's Gone in 60 Seconds, which I think is still too recent of a film for NBC to use it as the new "Knight 3000" model. Granted, the new Shelby has been slightly updated (not to mention the red LED), but it looks 90% like the one from the film.

    I liked the Corvette shot posted earlier, but I understand NBC avoiding a retread of the design. They probably wanted this new series to stand on its own, without too much blatant nostalgia, which makes sense. Still, my inner fanboy would love to see a car that's more like the original KITT. :D
     
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    I think they should go with a car that looks like the original KITT, not like the one in the new tv series which looks too recent and not futuristic at all. And they should have the Hoff play a bigger part in it. If not I think Tom Welling should be the new Michael Knight.
     
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    I love that the new car is a Shelby! The point of the old series was the guy was driving a tricked out muscle car, it usually went unnoticed because it looked generally like most of the other millions of Camaros on the street at the time.

    Now, we don't have a Camaro in production, so they chose a tricked out muscle that is common enough that it's plausible that a guy doing Michael's job can drive around in it and not be spotted. Besides, if you've ever driven a Shelby you know it's got some balls on it.
     
  11. Jochimus Autobot Slacker

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    'Cept the old car wasn't a Camaro. But you have a point - KITT really didn't look all that "super-advanced" since the car was in mass production.

    I honestly am kinda fond of the new KITT, car AND voice, because at the very least it's a new approach to interpreting the character. But I won't place my bets at this point on the new show going over as well.
     
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    I meant Trans Am! Either way, both cars we on the same chassis from the same parent company, one was a Pontiac and the other a Chevy.

    People look back at the old Trans Am now with a sense of romanticism but really it was like pretty much any other aerodynamic muscle car that resulted from the 70's gas crisis where they had to make the engines more efficient and the bodies more aerodynamic for speed.

    It's gotta be a car that would go unnoticed in a parking lot or on the street. It can't be anything too special because special means memorable and for a guy who's operating in secret that is not an option.

    As for Gob voicing Kitt, I think that'll be great. His work in everything I've seen him is hilarious.
     
  13. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    It has a lot to do with it. It's Knight Rider. If the TV series is not a success, it may affect the movie.
     
  14. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Why don't we create a new phrase. It's a spin of "Welling for Supes!", only now we'll say "Welling for everything!!!!!!"

    :dry:
     
  15. They should use the original kitt car.. update the interior.. so when Kitt does something awesome..it actually looks impressive cause of how old the car is.

    :up:
     
  16. 블라스 Registered

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    "Welling for moving to Greenland to never be heard of again!"
     
  17. Nightmare "Kill Them All"

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    Wow who would play the new knight rider? I could easily see this being a big sucess at the box office if done right.
     
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    Craptacular . . .
     

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