Date: 19th April 2004

Knight Rider the movie?

David Hasselhoff is set to reprise his role as Michael Knight for a movie version of Knight Rider.

The big-screen version of the hit 80s TV series will see Knight's son take over driving the famous talking car, Kitt, while Hasselhoff's character will be a mentor figure.

According to Empire Online, Ben Affleck has been tipped to play the Baywatch star's son and Hasselhoff is keen for original actor William Daniels to return as the voice of Kitt.

He said: "I'm really excited about it. We're working hard to get it off the ground."

But Hasselhoff is concerned with how the cult TV show will transfer to the big screen.

He added: "We've taken it to a studio that, predictably, wants to change everything. I don't want it to be a joke version, like Starsky and Hutch. I think Knight Rider deserves a shot at something serious."

Source: Press Release