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David Hasselhoff had 'emotional hand' in new Knight Rider sequel

David Hasselhoff had 'emotional hand' in new Knight Rider sequel

David Hasselhoff had an "emotional hand" in the conception of the new Knight Rider movie.

The 68-year-old actor starred as crime-fighter Michael Knight in the TV action series between 1982 and 1986.

Speaking to Consequence of Sound, the star revealed that he is invested in the upcoming movie - despite not knowing if he will have a role in the flick.

He said: "The details I can share are I have an emotional hand in it and I have a passion. The guy who's writing it is a major 'Knight Rider' fan. He sent me a picture of him in the 'Knight Rider' car. His name is T.J. Fixman."

Hasselhoff continued: "The concept, I don't really know. I threw my hat into the ring as 'nostalgia meets Knight Rider of today', which is not a new Knight Rider, but a continuation of it.

"They want to do a script that has my approval on it. Whether I'm in it or not, or whether I approve of it, the answer is: I don't know."

The Baywatch star had been hoping to bring Knight Rider – which follows the adventures of Michael Knight and his assistant KITT, an almost indestructible talking car – to the big screen for several years and is keen that this adaptation remains faithful to the TV series.

"I had the rights for about 10 years to Knight Rider, and I couldn't get a bite. And these guys have it now because of the timing, because of the resurgence of nostalgia, because the guy who's doing it gets it," he explained.

"It's not about a talking car. It's about the relationship between Michael and KITT. And it's also about the action and 'one man can make a difference'. And if they do that, I'll probably support it. If they don't do that, they've hassled The Hoff."


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