James Gunn says he’s talked to David Hasselhoff about making a sequel to his’ 80s Knight Rider series, but explains why it hasn’t materialized.
James Gunn explains why his plans to do a sequel to Knight rider with David Hasselhoff have not come to fruition. Knight rider is a classic series from the 1980s starring Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a man who uses a highly advanced talking car called KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) to fight crime. The original series aired on NBC for 4 seasons beginning in 1982, but grew into a surprisingly strong franchise encompassing a spin-off titled Knight Rider: Code of Vengeance, two reboot series in 1997 and 2008 following Michael Knight’s relatives working for the same organization, plus 3 Knight rider TV movies and 5 Knight rider video game.
A reboot of Knight rider – whether as a movie or as a television series – has been in development hell for quite some time. Already in 2013, Arrested developmentBrad Copeland signed a contract to write a reboot, and several characters have been cast in the intervening years, including Aquaman director James Wan and Fast and Furious director Justin Lin. Although there hasn’t been a peep from the project recently, the latest news as of January 2021 was that the movie was in Spyglass in the hands of screenwriter TJ Fixman, and David Hasselhoff was emotionally invested and invested in the project.
On Twitter, James Gunn You were asked which 80s TV show you would love to reboot between Airwolf, Knight rider, Y Street hawk. In response, he revealed that he and Hasselhoff have had frequent discussions about making a continuation of the series set in modern times. However, the director, who has been jumping from superhero to superhero between Guardians of the Galaxy 1, 2, Y 3, Suicide squad, Y Pacifier – has found that “There are not enough hours in the day to do all the cool things I want to do!Check out the original post below:
My friend @DavidHasselhoff and many times I’ve talked about making a modern sequel to Knight Rider. The main obstacle has been that there are not enough hours in the day to do all the interesting things that I want to do! https://t.co/Gy24aG4hzc
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 1, 2022
Although Gunn has said that he is friends with Hasselhoff, they have only worked together on one important occasion. The star provided a song for the 2017 soundtrack. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 titled “Guardians Inferno” in which he raps about Star-Lord and the events of the film in a pastiche of classic 80s rap themes. He also appeared in a music video for the song alongside James Gunn himself.
Although Gunn and Hasselhoff may not team up on a reboot of Knight rider soon, their discussions were still fruitful. If this Spyglass movie reboot is really happening, maybe an idea the pair came up with will endure in the new iteration. Gunn’s idiosyncratic style is still popular in modern cinema, and having his flavor in a remake of the cheesy classic series would definitely be an interesting way for the material to find new fans.