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UPDATED!! THE HOFF IS IN!! KNIGHT RIDER Press Event Pics!! + The New Voice Of KITT Is...

Published at: Dec. 13, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

Merrick here... We've been hearing indications for a while that Hasselhoff was in talks to reprise his Michael Knight role as a guest shot on the upcoming KNIGHT RIDER TV movie. The script definitely leaves open room for more appearances by characters from the original series - not only by Hasselhoff, but the original KITT (provided this backdoor pilot/sequel turns into a series). We now have final word on Hoff's involvement, via this press release from NBC.
David Hasselhoff (NBC's "America's Got Talent") -- who starred in the popular lead role as Michael Knight for four seasons during the original series -- returns as the same character in a special guest-star appearance.
We evidently received this release yesterday & somehow it went into the wrong e-mail box. Apologies for the delay. According to new KNIGHT RIDER star Justin Bruening, he's already filmed his sequences with Hasselhoff. This per a brief interview that appeared on G4's "Attack of the Show" last night. So, there you have it.

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Merrick here...
NBC held a big shindig this morning, trotting out the cast & cars of its new KNIGHT RIDER television project. Our man Greynolds Park was there, and sent back some photos from the event...and a few broad notes. Greynolds says Will Arnett will be the voice of the Knight Industries Three Thousand (KITT). If you're not familiar with Arnett's work, chance are you've probably come across it at some point. CHECK OUT his IMDB listing. Seems 3 KITTs were rolled out: "the driving HERO car, the remote control car and the effects/tricked out car."

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Here's a shot of the new cast:

(l-r) Deanna Russo (playing Mike Tracer's long lost love & daughter of KITT's creator), Justin Bruening (playing Mike Tracer, Michael Knight's son), Bruce Davison (playing KITT's creator) and Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Sydney's Poitier's daughter in real life).
BELOW: Bruening with KITT, and Bruening with Russo. She's hot.

Greynolds says David Hasselhoff (who, last we heard, was in talks to reprise his Michael Knight role) was not in attendance & the new cast was super cool & a lot of fun. Huge thanks to Greynold for his time, and for sending these in.

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  • Dec. 12, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    GOB is KITT!? WTF!?

    by Tanklab

    That's nuts. Arnett is so comedic it makes me feel like this is a a parody or something. Michael: We're in trouble KITT! How about a smoke screen or oil slick or some other trick to help out? KITT: They aren't tricks, Michael... THEY'RE ILLUSIONS!!!! (cue the final countdown)

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    another rehash dead in the water..

    by mitemike

    WTF is right...why mess with what made the show popular in the first place?..this car looks like shit..bye bye Knight Rider..one season MAX..

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    CAN'T WAIT, SUCH A HUGE VAN !

    by Pound Sand

    KR is beginning to look a lot like a Ford Shelby GT 500 infomercial. Which makes the Hoff Ron Popeil, I suppose.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Ain't Watchin', NBC.

    by CatVutt

    Not unless it leads into Season Two of JOURNEYMAN, fammit!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    The actor who plays the new Michael...

    by Kid Z

    ...looks freakily like a young Hasselhoff. Bruce Davison, in that photo looks freakily like current-day Michael Douglas. The new KITT looks like... a car!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 2:56 p.m. CST

    this looks so stupid

    by coachaaron

    c'mon, a mustang? please... this looks so beyond uncool it's scary.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Yet Journeyman is going tits up

    by Heckles

    Great. Let's remake old, tired shows in favor of new ones. I can't wait for the remakes of the remakes.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    The new Knightrider=

    by Kid Z

    =the new Bionic Woman. What with Heroes tanking abysmally (and probably permanently), NBC is toast. Good riddance. It's their own damn fault for relying for too long on the sitcom, which is a dead format now. CBS still only programs shows for old people. ABC is... hell if I know, at least they still have Lost, even if the strike and resulting truncated season will f*** that up. CW is... not really a network, more of a bad joke (Their only saving grace is Reaper, which they're stupidly getting ready to cancel). Network TV is dead!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Um...

    by gamergirl15

    First they make KITT all clunky as a mustang... now Arnett is voicing him... It's like NBC has a checklist of how they can totally screw this up and they're just marking off each point as they go. I really wanted to hear Daniels as KITT again, I know he's old but still! I'm going to have a really hard time buying anyone else as KITT. Unless this new KITT isn't supposed to be the same artificial intelligence as the old KITT, in which case... well, I still would have liked William Daniels better.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Oh My God...

    by travis-dane

    ...kill em all,just kill em Hollywood bastards and then blow up the new S.H.I.T.T.!What an ugly car!Why oh Why!K.I.T.T. where are you buddy I need you!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Man this is going to blow hard.

    by Pipple

    that's all

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    "Illusion Michael! A trick is something a whore does for money."

    by brokentusk

    C'mon! This is brilliant news - I mean, Will Arnett's voice is perfect, but I can tell I'll be cracking up even when he's being serious.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Ugh

    by shitstorm23

    Is there even the red moving light on the front anymore? Or did I miss it in that mess? What a shitty looking show. I liked KR when I was a kid, especially KARR, KITTs evil twin brother and Michaels evil twin with the goatee. Classic! This might even be watchable if it were more of a campy, not take itself seriously, paradoy show like the Brady Bunch movies.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    I may be being an ass, but why is this show getting so much cove

    by Demosthenes2

    I don't recall seeing as many stories about a show that hasn't even finished filming its pilot on here; it's getting annoying. If the original show was amazing, that would explain it, but it was really dumb and I think these stories are riding on the nostalgia factor from when people were eleven. Granted, BSG was based on a hokey show and ended up being great, but there wasn't much buildup to its debut and it ended up being a pleasant surprise, which was nice.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    I may be being an ass, but why is this show getting so much cove

    by Demosthenes2

    I don't recall seeing as many stories about a show that hasn't even finished filming its pilot on here; it's getting annoying. If the original show was amazing, that would explain it, but it was really dumb and I think these stories are riding on the nostalgia factor from when people were eleven. Granted, BSG was based on a hokey show and ended up being great, but there wasn't much buildup to its debut and it ended up being a pleasant surprise, which was nice.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    I'm sure this show will be good

    by Jor-El23

    and i'm sure NBC will cancel it after half a season.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    The Mustang sucks

    by Han Cholo

    I'm sorry but I think that fan made picture that had that other car as KITT was 1000 times way cooler than a Mustang. The premise was cool but when I saw the car they're using, the show went from cool to crap instantly.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Arnett?!? The wheels are so off this thing...

    by James Westfall

    Dead before it starts.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    i've made a huge mistake

    by sbessiso

    COME ON!!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Stone me, I didn't realise Bjorn Borg was in it...

    by Zino

    Maybe Macenroe can play his arch nemesis.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Shouldn't Hasselhoff play the old guy that sends Knight on missi

    by Orionsangels

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    More men with mullets . . .

    by gruntybear

    Does no one in Hollywood have a decent barber anymore? That 70's flyaway hair is some tired looking shit.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:46 p.m. CST

    WTF

    by Reel American Hero

    Will Arnett is too comedic to be KITT. I know William Daniels is older but he still basically sounds the same. How is it we can get Peter Cullen to re-voice Prime, but can't get the original KITT?

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:46 p.m. CST

    They better use the Final Countdown as his theme

    by oisin5199

    duh-na-na-na, duh-na-na-na-na.... <p>Aren't you gonna fight the bad guys, Michael? Ca-CAW, Ca-CAW!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Now if we could just get someone to write it...

    by The Winged Doucheman

    hmmmmm

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Will Arnett wasn't bad at all in RATATOUILLE

    by El Mamerro

    He was the dude who killed a guy with his thumb.<br><br>Didn't sound like Gob at all, I think he can pull this off no problem. Now about that mustang...

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Will Arrnet?

    by eric haislar

    WTF? interesting choice but still? Will Arrnet?

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    So many Michael Arrested Development Joke to be made

    by The Funketeer

    Where to start?

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Kitt: The fast & the furious edition

    by palewook

    meh.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Wait there's more - He's a "JADED Iraq War Vet..."

    by James Westfall

    Of for the love of CHRIST, NBC...

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Oh man, that's going to be great...

    by epitone

    "KITT, keep on that truck's tail while I find out who those guys are."<br><br>"Oh, sure. The car with the ten million dollar artificially intelligent navigation system is going to chase a truck for the guy who doesn't make that much in a decade. COME ON!"

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    the car...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...still looks like ASS.<p> ...and what's with that re-tahded spoiler? what's next? hydraulics and kick-ass subwoofer?

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    All CGI stunts then..............

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Not gonna jump a Shelby. Too bad.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    I love Knight Rider

    by longhairedrocker

    Chances of me watching this are 0. I'm betting all fans of this show will not watch this P.O.S.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Boring Car

    by magnius

    I'm sorry, but that car is soooo dull I just want to curl up and fall asleep when i look at it!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    VELL EETS DEFINATELY SUCKEEENG

    by ArcadianDS

    EET TYME TEW UNPEEEMP ZEE AUTO!!!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Will Arnett? Mustang? Iraq War Vet?

    by kevinwillis.net

    This thing just sounds worse and worse.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Solar Powered? When will people learn?

    by kevinwillis.net

    We can't uplug it!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Anyone remember that show Viper...

    by JohnnyRicoHatesBugs

    ...Where the good guy drove a Dodge Viper and all the bad guys drove Dodge Stealths (and whatever other brands Dodge used to make). Apparently it was the execs behind that who wanted to reboot it Knight Rider. And that is the true story of how we got Ford Rider. I mean Knight Rider 5000. Or whatever it's called. Lame.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Awesome

    by lex romero

    Micheal: "The only thing I found in the glovebox was a dead dove in a bag." KITT: You didnt eat that dove, did you? I only have 6 days to return it.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST

    They Should have Made KITT a VW Bug

    by kevinwillis.net

    And go on whacky adventures with Lindsey Lohan! Or Don Knotts. Or both! Would have been awesome!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    They put so much more effort into...

    by JMiles_T

    modifying the Trans-Am back in the eighties and it looked beautiful. The front end was modified, and the tail lights were altered. In addition, I don't remember seeing a single GM/Pontiac emblem anywhere on it. This new one just has the red scanner on the hood, and that's it. Pathetic! I like Mustangs just fine, but I expected way more for KITT. What laziness.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    KRINO -Trans Am or nuthin.

    by modlight

    not interested.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Too many Logos on that car.

    by modlight

    its not sleek, the cobras, the stripes, the GT, even the grill disrupts any chance at being sleek, smooth, stealthy, awesome. Plus Mustangs are stripper cars.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Hard not to weep when they cancel Journeyman but greenlight this

    by snowpuff

    Hard not to weep when they cancel Journeyman but green light this.<br> <br> I wish no one making this show any ill, but... WTF. Why is NBC making this? What possible, possible, possible hope is there that this show will click with today's audiences? Unlike Bionic Woman, which could have been made into something special, there is nothing to revive here. Knight Rider was from a time in television when you could show crap like this and still get decent ratings for four seasons. Knight Rider was from a time on television when you could have Michael Knight have an evil twin brother played by the same actor with a mustache and IT WASN'T A JOKE.<br> <br> What kind of choices is NBC making? IDGI.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    KITT has been Kit before

    by Budcrud

    Looks like Arnet played a character named "Kit" in "Monster-in-law." And... I still don't give a shit.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    How many episodes are in the can?

    by AlwaysThere

    If there are even any...?

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Snowpuff I agree on almost all points.

    by modlight

    Journeyman is indeed great and should not be cancelled, especially due to its budget which is high due to the stupid music it plays. But I have to say that it seems like having a evil twin played by the same actor with a mustache is a bad thing is a bad thing in your eyes. No way dude. If Grey's Anatomy suddenly had Patrick Dempsy with a stache coming and fucking shit up for the real McDreamy... Guess which bandwagon I'd be on all of a sudden.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    LOL, Show Logo = Ford Ranger Font

    by Gatorocalypse

    This show is going to be a sloppy, one-hour blowjob of the Ford Motor Company. It's going to be more like Viper (remember how every car was a Dodge?) than the original Knight Rider. Logo: http://tinyurl.com/yvyhah

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Should have used the new Camero

    by Ayii

    Yes, I know it was used in Transformers, but imagine that in black with a cylon eye? Nice - not this bulky muscle car. There's no finesse that the original car had.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    EARTHA KITT IS THE NEW VOICE???

    by Uncle Stan

    That is so fucking ironic!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Just saw the new Knight Rider

    by JimCurry

    It was a Bionic Woman-esque piece of shit!!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    No, JimCurry, you might have meant to say...

    by Pennsy

    It was the REVERSE OF AWESOME! ;) <p> Lay the fuck off any Square Pegs remake, y'hear? AND WHY THE BEEP ISN'T THAT ON DVD YET??

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    NO WILLIAM DANIELS?!?? F THAT!

    by chrth

    Bullshit, man, bullshit. That'd be like having Data do John Adams in a 1776 revival ... sons of bitches, that's what they did! Aarrgghh!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Also the layered "hoodie" look screams desperation

    by gruntybear

    No one but complete tools wear those things these days. Putting one on a lead in a new genre television show smacks of a desperation to reach a very particular target demographic. What next? Super-slim fit t-shirts with gothic lettering and lots of winter tree silhouettes screenprinted off-center? How positively "Hot Topic" of you, producers. Teenyboppers wear these stupid shirts, so our lead will look "smoooove" if he does too. Sometimes you're just too transparent H-wood.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME.

    by Yeti

    sorry but seriously without William Daniels.....

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Looks like a steaming pile of crap already!

    by BrowncoatJedi

    It's a good thing Hollywood canceled Firefly to make sure junk like this gets on the air!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Does Anyone Notice...

    by Massage...Bored

    ...the fucking MULLET on spawn of Michael Knight?!?!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    oh my, so that really IS the car?

    by Bouncy X

    i was totally expecting and hoping that photo was a fake but apparently not, that was indeed the car. it just looks like a regular car with the "eye" slapped on. at least the original KITT looked a little different than the regular trans am. they could have at least "spiffied" up this car. i'l check out the movie outta curiosity but yeah.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Gilbert Godfrey shoulda been the voice of KITT...

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    ..just constant screaming and swearing at the driver. Then, and only then, would I watch this turd.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    I hope they have a episode where KITT

    by Mace Tofu

    jumps the shark tank at Sea World. Ratings gold. Hasselhoff missed the photo shoot because he was eating a burger and Man, it was a realllly good burger. mmmmmm burger.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Return of the Mullet!

    by Nivek666

    C'mon, you've been seeing more of them lately, it's coming back!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Either The Talback Trolls Are Out In Force Today Or...

    by Real Deal

    Alot of people don't remember that the original was campy ( actually dumb at times but I'll bet many of you loved it as a kid ) and not to be taken seriously. I've got to tell you the talkbacks have turned so negative about everything lately I don't even like to read them. They're not funny anymore just stupid.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Peter Cullen needs to be the voice of KARR...

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ...his voice is too badass for KITT

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 8:25 p.m. CST

    I would watch this just for the GOB memories.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Seriously Fox, why don't you bring Arrested Development back instead all the re-imagining crap? Goddamnit the best sitcom ever gets fucking cancelled and you morons revamp the goddamn talking car. *disclaimer* I know this isn't a Fox show, big fucking deal.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Awesome.

    by JonQuixote

    Now I will watch.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST

    They didn't even wash it...

    by ironpony42

    If you look at the embiggened images, the thing is covered in waterspots and dirt. It's filty. Then the cheesy hood stripes are peeling in the hood nostrils if you zoom in, and whole thing looks like it was all tacked together in a weekend. They really did skimp out on making KITT special, instead it looks like they drove the thing through the local PepBoys with the Crap Magnet turned on. I ranted earlier that the Mustang was OK, it was the writting, acting, and 3 layers of CHEESE that will kill this show. However, I'll admit, after seeing hi-res images of the car, they did a piss poor job of customizing it. But I like Cheese, so I'll watch the Pilot. Mmmm.... Cheese.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST

    by MJohnson

    How do shows like this get the greenlight while shows like Firefly get cancelled...?

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Knight Rider???

    by Red Neckerson

    Guess they are REALLY scraping the bottom of the septic tank. Hmmmmmm.....must see teevee.....Any wonder their ratings are in the toilet???

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Talk About Lame! Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!

    by Red Neckerson

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Ok this is the last straw. We have to nuke our imagination

    by Orionsangels

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Golden Globe nominations out tomorrow...

    by Pennsy

    Let's see how frakked up their TV picks can be.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 11:06 p.m. CST

    They need the Hoff

    by Neo Zeed

    Where's the Hoff?!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Yeah, cuz Bionic Woman...

    by VegasRon

    ..worked so well for you, NBC.<p> What a stinking pile of shit this is going to be.<p> BRING BACK JOURNEYMAN, YOU FUCKING MONKEY CUMSTAINS!!!

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Will Arnett as KITT?!? COME ON!!!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Where's David Hyde Pierce when you really need him?!?

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Looks like Jay Leno bought the new KITT for his collection!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Nutsatng = Uck

    by wraith777

    Boo for this car. This should be like Herbie Fully Loaded, where the old KITT is in a junk yard and some kid finds him and they go on awesome adventures.

  • Dec. 12, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Leno's hiring KITT to run over his striking writers!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Look out, writers! (vroom)

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 12:09 a.m. CST

    What?? NO MR FEENY??? NO RED BEAM OF LIGHT??

    by J-Dizzle

    Where's the red beam of light that moves from side to side on the front of the car with the "Wooo Wooo" sounds??????????? I WANT MR FEENY!

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Sydney Tamiia Poitier is the scientist/car gal, not the love int

    by wintocha67

    She's KITT's boyfriend, but not good enough to be Michael Knight's bf. Her dad's rolling over in his grave. DEATH PROOF NOW ON DVD.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Ford Mustang? Cool.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    But a Knight Rider Mustang??? WTF??? How frackin' lame is that?! This series is d.o.a. and will be cancelled after the pilot.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    to punish and enslave

    by aboriginal

    our tv hour

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Michael, I suggest getting a box of dongbags in case you want to

    by Futureman2681

    Oh, and if you go to the store and get a Vitamin Water, could you make that dos?

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Arnett

    by Banky the Hack

    I'm fine with this as long as he still has plenty of time to guest on 30 Rock. "It's just like the Greeks!"

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 1:38 a.m. CST

    I saw Arnett on a rerun of Law and Order: SVU.

    by Barry Egan

    He was the bad guy, a travel agent who set up overseas trips for pedophiles to rape kids. There was nothing wrong with his work, but I just couldn't take it seriously, it was hilarious. I think Arnett is a brilliant comic actor.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Knight Rider 2008 is DOA...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Having a graduate from the Disney Channel school of comedy do KITT's voice, while ignoring William Daniels, is the final nail in this trainwreck's coffin.<p>At least the New Bionic Woman will have someone to hang with down in TV Hell.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 2:48 a.m. CST

    What idiot picked that car?!?

    by photoboy

    It's like making Optimus Prime some stupid long nosed truck with flames on it. Oh wait...

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 3:24 a.m. CST

    thats right, the $500,000 car is going to drive through a canal.

    by AccidentalZero

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 3:40 a.m. CST

    re: Patrick Dempsy with a stache

    by snowpuff

    That's a good idea, actually.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Will Arnett was in the Grindhouse trailer...

    by Charlie & Tex

    ...hey, we were in that! :)

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Get your slimey ass off car

    by redfist

    SHUT THAT CUNTS MOUTH BEFORE I COME OVER THERE AND FUCK START HER HEAD.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Hey, cool car

    by Napoleon Park

    I'm assuming that's the red cylon light bar on the hood above the grill. The new guy is a perfect stand-in for the Hoff, they got the costume and hair perfect. I guass Speed Racer inspired them to stay faithful to the original source material for a change. Great. And Will Arnett from "Arrested Development" and "30 Rock" is brilliant, a terrific choice to voice a smart-aleck talking car. This is going to be swell.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 5:24 a.m. CST

    The message NBC has sent us

    by smackfu

    Is there is no point in even watching this. Because if it's awesome, and we love it, they'll just pull the plug on that too. So better to just not watch NBC sci-fi shows in the first place.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 5:40 a.m. CST

    A trick is something a whore does for money...

    by BanAllFIRSTPosters

    or cocaine.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 6 a.m. CST

    thats right, the $500,000 car is going to drive through a canal.

    by AccidentalZero

    COME ON!!!!!!!!!

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 6:33 a.m. CST

    The Hof was not able to attend.....

    by redfist

    because he was in the hospital for his 3rd round of alki poisoning in 2 weeks. Call a spade a spade. DUI in the K.I.T.T. Someone posted they should have done the story as some kids pulling the orginal out of junk heap and fixing him up....that is a cool idea. If you want to go for a hip feel, a group of gear heads and computer nerds restoring KITT and using it to fight crime. That would be cooler than this crap.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 6:51 a.m. CST

    A remake can't run on nostalgia alone

    by newc0253

    I don't know why Merrick is showering so much attention on what is clearly destined to be a steaming turd. I'm not sure which is worse, the fug ugly design for the car or Merrick's relentless attempts to make us feel excited about it.<p> Merrick, dude, sit down and pay attention: nostalgia isn't enough. There are lots of shows i remember fondly from the 70s and 80s but i'm old enough to understand that not all of them necessarily deserve to be remade. Knight Rider was fun when I was 12 but a talking car helping a guy to fight crime just isn't enough to sustain a decent show in this day and age.<p> Nor have we seen anything about the remake that would make us think any differently. This isn't BSG, an ersatz star wars remade as intelligent scifi. It isn't even Bionic Woman, which at least had ambition to be a clever reimagining. This is more like Flash Gordon, a shitty fucking remake whose only purpose is to remind you that even a bad campy 80s movie had some merits compared to a moronic 2007 remake.<p>

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Golden Globe TV nominations on now...

    by Pennsy

    Best Actress, Drama Series: Patricia Arquette, Medium; Glenn Close, Damages; Minnie Driver, The Riches; Edie Falco, Sopranos; Sally Field, Brothers and Sisters; Holly Hunter, Saving Grace; Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:53 a.m. CST

    agree on everything

    by judderman

    Mullet as anachronistic as a neck ruff and tights, chunky mustang design terrible. Will Arnett potentially weird choice (though he does do deep voiced and threatening pretty well), concept looks bland and unimaginative. But can I say, Sidney Poitier had a hot daughter?

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST

    GG Best Drama Series noms.

    by Pennsy

    Big Love, Damages, Grey's Anatomy, House, Mad Men, The Tudors

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    More Golden Globe stuff...

    by Pennsy

    Best Actress, Comedy: Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?; America Ferrera, Ugly Betty; Tina Fey, 30 Rock; Anna Friel, Pushing Daisies; Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds <p> Best Actor, Comedy: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock; Steve Carell, The Office; David Duchovny, Californication; Ricky Gervais, Extras; Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies <p> Miniseries/Movie: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee; The Company; Five Days; Longford; The State Within <p> Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Bryce Dallas Howard, As You Like It; Debra Messing, The Starter Wife; Queen Latifah, Life Support; Sissy Spacek, Pictures of Hollis Woods; Ruth Wilson, Jane Eyre(Masterpiece Theatre) <p> Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Adam Beach, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee; Ernest Borgnine, A Grandpa for Christmas; Jim Broadbent, Longford; Jason Isaacs, The State Within; James Nesbitt, Jekyll <p> Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Rose Byrne, Damages; Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters; Katherine Heigl, Grey's; Samantha Morton, Longford; Anna Paquin, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee; Jaime Pressly, My Name Is Earl. <p> Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Ted Danson, Damages; Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven, Entourage; Andy Serkis, Longford; William Shatner, Boston Legal; Donald Sutherland, Dirty Sexy Money.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    And Best Actor, Drama, closes it out:

    by Pennsy

    Michael C. Hall, Dexter; Jon Hamm, Mad Men; Hugh Laurie, House; Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, The Tudors; Bill Paxton, Big Love

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Will Arnett. Mullets.

    by mr.brownstone

    I just got officially interested in watching the first episode of this show and giving it a fair chance to be what it is trying to be on it's own terms without judging it too much based on rose colored memories of the original but at the same time realizing that a certain level of nostalgia is inevitable and natural and will have to be considered in any honest evaluation on the quality of the new show and if it stands on it's own.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Antony Anderson for K.I.T.T!!

    by damned-dirty-ape

    If the producers of the show think it's all a joke, then so should i. I want to see K.I.T.T shout ''did you see me clear that mother fucking jump Mike? I am one bad ass motherfuckin pimp car!!''

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Come on people!

    by damned-dirty-ape

    You have to admit that the original show was pretty poor in the first place, especially when super pursuit mode came in to it. This one can't be much worse. The premise doesn't sound too bad, i just wish they had used a different car

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna tivo and play it while I sleep.

    by Diagnostic

    I hope this show survives.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Bumblebee isn't a VW, but a lame Camero!

    by DocMHumphrey

    We've heard all of this before...I guess we're not applying the guilty until proven innocent premise, yet again, here at Ain't It Cool News Troll-backs.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Sorry But I'm A Mustang Fan And I Like The Car!

    by Real Deal

    I drive a GT myself and would love to have the Cobra but as an everyday car it just wouldn't be practical ( unless it was bullet proof like the one above or a lot of money to repair the dings and scratches ). They probably would have used a Firebird if they still made them.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    How can such a boring looking car even attempt to have it's own

    by theabusetaker

    that car looks so completely boring compared to the original. it's like replacing the time machine delorean in back to the future with a new mustang.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    That's insane!

    by CherryValance

    I can't wait until he tells Michael to taste the sad.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Wow, does Bruening look smug

    by Abominable Snowcone

    and smarmy. I think the biggest problem is that KITT (the Viper) still doesn't look like KITT (the original model car, whatever the fuck it was). This is just another tricked out contemporary sports car, a al Fast and Furious, whereas back in 1982 KITT really did look ahead of its time. I for one do not know who Will Arnett is, nor will I look it up. Why couldn't they have just gotten Daniels? He's still alive, right? He was in Blades of Glory.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Wet streets for night shots

    by Guy Gaduois

    and Armor All for tires. Oops. You nerds know what Armor All is, right? How many of you fellers have driven a real car, by the way? Not your Project Gotham car, but the '92 Subaru your folks let you drive back and forth to the JuCo. Armor All makes your tires all "shiny and new", like Madonna's virginity . . . and yours as well, no doubt.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    These photos are from THIS morning?

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Where was it again? Can I go there, please? It's icy and rainy and dark in Cleveland.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    They should have Wendy's product placement

    by Dingbatty

    as well.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    This is whyTOP GEAR makes fun of US cars!

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Ford bloody Mustang..... Couldn't they at least snag a GT-R from Nissan? We only see Nissans ad nauseum in Heroes.... How about some exotic? Ferrari 599 perhaps?

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Arnett is perfect

    by Shaw

    He did almost all of the voicework for the "Franklin" character in Arrested Development. Bet you didn't know that.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST

    hey, wintocha67, Sydney's dad not dead

    by dauphin534

    Sidney Poitier is definitely rolling in his grave, but mainly cause he's not in it. The man may be 80 and long-since retired, but he's definitely still breathing.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Is this going to be a comedy???

    by The_Samaritan

    I'm serious. The haircuts, Arnett...? If it's a send-up of the original, then I'm on board! Otherwise, what a stinker!

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Mustangs are shit cars

    by Han Cholo

    I drive a 95 Acura Integra, have very little problems with it, get 24-26 MPG, V-Tech engine, drives like a V-8 but uses a hell of a lot less gas and when I'm speeding home on the 105, beat the shit out of Mustangs, Nissan Z's, and all those other piece of shit cars that people spent over 20 grand for. Honda's are the best cars God put on this Earth. The car is the show, why they didnt at least use a modified Honda, or a souped up Firebird like the original completely fucks any potential this show might have had. They seriously should have gone for that fan made photoshop design that came out a while back even.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    I so hope they sprung for abetter one than Top Gear's

    by tehBIGIvan

    Top Gear showed how the shelby's bad suspension made it lose poert in every turn. Show will look like crap if KITT wobbles in every turn because they wanted a car to bring in ford advertising.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Fords in general are shit cars

    by Han Cholo

    I worked at a Law firm that sued car manufacturers. Ford, Daimler-Chrysler, Mercedes, and GMC topped the list. Even though GMC was getting sued all the time, I never once saw a Trans Am lemon.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST

    S.H.I.T.T. 2000

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    That is what this Mustang is...

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Chazz Michael Micheal's Knight

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Facing off against Will Arnett. This is not a comedy.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    My 08 EX-L Accord is more advanced than that Stang

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Heck it even responds to my voice commands....

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Top Gear...

    by DocMHumphrey

    This is the problem with half the Talk backers here. They listen to rumor as if it is truth or fact. They never find out for themselves. <br> <br> Top Gear is fun and all, but in honesty, Europeans look for different aspects in cars than Americans. It's easy for Europeans to nice off-comments about the US, when: <br>A. Many of them have never been here (not counting vacation spots like Florida)<br>B. Do not realize, that the whole United Kingdom is not even as big as some of our medium sized states. (Which in account, has terrain, temperature, atmosphere, population, population density, population that uses vehicles, and so on and so forth.)<br><br> All cars can be modified and made to be fast. If the dolt who drives the Acura, figured out that not everyone who buys a vehicle uses it to speed down the road like an ass. In fact, Mustangs are priced under 20,000 and further so can be modified to disintegrate your precious Acura.<br> <br> Personally, I hate "The Fast and the Furious" style, look, and flash. I want some muscle. It all boils down to personal taste.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    All My Children

    by lonecow

    The guy who plays Mike Tracer played Jamie on All My Children! Awesome.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    MR MATTHEWS?!!!!!!!

    by Wackyal123

    WTF is this all about? I'm all for a re-vamped movie but the Trans-Am was a Legend... even over here in the UK where we can't buy Trans-Ams! And without the classic William Daniels saying "Michael, that would be inadvisable" and the Hoff totally dismissing his advice, this can only go up the sh**ter! What next? STREET-HAWK the musical!?

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Not About Speed, But Handling....

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    That is the criticism that Top Gear makes with US cars. The handling is generally awful compared to Euro cars. This is not a shot at Ford, or GM. Ford and GM in Europe make some nice cars. It is the twisty parts of the UK and Europe that necessitate cars having good handling. This ethos is why and F1 car can take a corner and 90 MPH while a Champcar can do it at 50 MPH.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    WILLIAM DANIELS *

    by Pi-Rate

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    WILLIAM DANIELS *IS* KITT

    by Pi-Rate

    It's an iconic voice! You don't just "replace" something like that. That's why Kermit the Frog sucks now. But in that case, they didn't have a choice...

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    The Hoff is in...

    by ATARI

    then so am I.<br>

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Hey at least Acura's are reliable and get good mileage

    by Han Cholo

    Really, who gives a fuck about speed when my fuckin' gas bill is $300 lower every month. And yes all cars are modable but the Mustang is just a shit car to begin with and everyone on here knows it. How bout you dickhead?

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    And I only paid four grand for it.

    by Han Cholo

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 4:23 p.m. CST

    THIS HAS BECOME SLIGHTLY LESS SHITTY

    by Pipple

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 4:37 p.m. CST

    I thought we decided...

    by slone13

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST

    IS IT JUST ME...

    by Ray Gamma

    IS IT JUST ME OR DOES THAT FORD CAR HAVE SOMETHING A BIT CRAPPY ABOUT IT? THE NOSE OF THAT CAR IS SO BUSY AND CONFUSED-LOOKING, LIKE THE DESIGNERS COULD NEVER REALLY SETTLE ON WHAT KIND OF LOOK THEY WANTED. CAPS LOCK.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    i mean they should have gone for

    by Ray Gamma

    i mean they should have gone for a sleek car that focuses your attention on the red "cylon eye" light. But this Ford is so muddled-looking, its clunkiness totally distracts you from the red light and thus loses the "hi-tech sentient-computer-controlled" charisma of the sleek original Trans-Am.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    and what about the theme tune?!!!

    by Ray Gamma

    THEY'VE GOT TO KEEP THE THEME TUNE! IT'S THE ONLY REAL REASON ANYONE WATCHED THE ORIGINAL SERIES GODDAMIT.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    They're screwed

    by Turd Furgusen

    I like the mustang, but not on Knight Rider. They couldn't get a concept car? I know Ford kicked them a ton o' bucks to use this model, but my Acura TL would be a better KITT than this. <p> Come on!

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    GOB = K.I.T.T.

    by SilentBobblehead

    Does this mean KITT will be banned from the Magic Castle?

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Michael Knight 2.0

    by SilentBobblehead

    This guy has future German Popstar written all over him.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Good to hear they've got the Hoff

    by photoboy

    Mike Tracer had better keep a close eye on his girlfriend...

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    The theme would seal this as being an absolute must-see!

    by performingmonkey

    Yeah there's a chance it won't be that good but it will certainly be worth watching. They NEED the original theme definitely. Re-recorded of course, with lots of guitar hammering away!

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    I'll be watching, more out of curiosity than anything else...

    by Paul T. Ryan

    And what happened to that alleged lawsuit Glen A. Larson was attempting to lob at Universal over this project?

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    performingmonkey

    by Merrick

    The original KNIGHT RIDER theme music is referenced very eary in the draft of the script I read.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    I saw "Knight" in the title and...

    by That 70s Venom

    ... I thought it was something about The Dark Knight. Knight Rider can suck my hairy balls. Peace.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Holy freaking Knight Rider

    by Super Nintendo Chalmers

    I think that the amount Knight Rider news on this site will soon eclipse the amount there was for Hostel 2.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Hoff should play Knight's evil twin...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    I think it would have been better if Hasselhoff reprised his role as Michael Knight's evil twin. They could then save Michael's appearance for a ratings sweeps period. They also need to work William Daniels into this. Did he ever appear on the original series in person? If not, he should be cast as a scientist or engineer with Knight Industries whose voice was used for the original KITT.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST

    I would like to congratulate the Ford Motor Company on their

    by Trader Groucho 2

    new weekly prime-time hourlong Mustang commercial.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST

    I hate the ford GT

    by Dokkalvar

    It's looks more and more generic every time I see it. I'm sick and tired of seeing it too.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    UPDATED!! THANK GOD.

    by VegasRon

    Hmm...nope...I still don't give a fuck.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST

    If the new KITT ever runs into Alec Baldwin...

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    then they can have a... <p> (with gravelly voice <p> "talking like this contest."

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Active camo means...

    by tehBIGIvan

    ... the new KITT can change to look like whatever car is sponsoring that weeks epsiode. It can even be skinned in Mountain Dew ads to blend in at a douche festival.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 7:15 a.m. CST

    So where does Team KnightRider...

    by Midnightxpress

    ...fit into this continuity? or Knight Rider 2000 for that matter? These questions need to be answered in the first scenes of the pliot...Seriously thou I'd love to see Hasselhoff bring Garth (Michael's evil twin with the awesome goatee) back as well...and bring back Goliath and KARR as well....

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Can't You Idiots Read?

    by TheKnightRider

    Can't any of you read?Oh wait,this is the internet and apparently noone can read on here except for a select few. Justin Bruening's character is Knight's son,he is not playing Micheal Knight. Mustang KITT is not the Knight Industries Two Thousand,but the Knight Industries THREE THOUSAND. What does all this mean?It means this is not a remake you jackholes,it's a direct sequel to the original show.Since Mustang KITT is a different Knight Industries model,it would mean this KITT would have a different voice. So why don't you morons open your eyes,or pull your heads out of your asses,and try to read the actual article.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    du

    by ewokstew

    mb

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST

    WTF?!?!

    by Violator90

    Seriously. That CAN'T be KITT. That is a bad choice for KITT. Hell, they couldn't get a sleeker, cooler car? Danm! This series is already fucked up! I liked the fake KITTs better than this TRANSFORMERS reject.

  • Dec. 15, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    I read that wrong, thought DUSTIN HOFFMAN was KITT

    by Drath

    I might have watched then. That new car doesn't look like the car of the future!!

  • Dec. 16, 2007, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Written by WGA writers.

    by Uncapie

    I'd go on strike too if I'd have written this.

  • Dec. 16, 2007, 3:04 a.m. CST

    This car sucks

    by P2Rock

    yuck. crappy mustang. coulda got a proper sports car. like the chevy or ssc or smething. yuh

  • Dec. 26, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST

    15-SECOND TEASER TRAILER!!!

    by Eyeoneverything

    15-SECOND TEASER TRAILER!!! See here: http://www.hollywoodchicago.com/2007/12/teaser-airs-for-2010-knight-rider-film.html

  • Dec. 30, 2007, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Things KITT has to be:

    by doomrat

    -sleek -sexy -solid black -NO LOGOS!!!! -vomit- -not a ford -no grill, a big scanner(that sweeps side to side) -seksi, yet snooty, sounding -AND READY TO KICK ASS I'm gonna give this show one chance to be good, only because the theme song sounds similar. And only because of that. Has anyone heard anything on Glen Larson's movie? That looks BAD ASS. Saw a promo pic of the car, it only showed the scanner, but you can tell it's hell of a lot better than this stupid ass ford. The car wouldn't be so bad if they'd used a GT, which isn't as big, looks better put together(I hate how the Cobra logo is on one side of the grill, it looks f-ing lopsided). But yeah, I totally agree, it should have been that KITT(the original bad ass TA) is some where in a junkyard (Oh gee, I don't know...how 'bout Universal's waterlogged under ground garage? HUH!?) and some kids find him. Like that one episode where he gets struck by lightning and 'runs away' from Michael and that kid (Danny?) finds him. That would totally pawn anything else out there.

  • Dec. 30, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah

    by doomrat

    And Karr needs to be in it. And kill stuff. The show should just end with Karr killing everyone. And then laughing.

  • Jan. 8, 2008, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Oh God noooo!!!

    by patrick2006

    Wwhen i heard they'd bring KITT back i was really excited but this KITT is SHIT! no aerodynamic hood,boxy n brick like structure.sucks!atleast get the scanner right u wankers at nbc!!

  • Jan. 8, 2008, 4:52 a.m. CST

    too late for this but...

    by patrick2006

    lamborghini reventon would look like kitt even with out special mods.of course the scanner n black paint job is a must.