Knight Rider Car Will Talk in Forthcoming Movie

Apparently, Knight Rider executives considered silencing the beloved Trans Am, KITT. But the star thought better of it:

Hasselhoff Holds Out for Talking Kitt in Movie (Oldies 108)

A new big-screen version of Knight Rider has endured a two year delay – because movie bosses wanted to mute the show’s trademark talking car, Kitt.

But David Hasselhoff, who starred in the original 1982 TV series and is taking the lead in the upcoming remake, has insisted the vehicle have a voice of its own or he wouldn’t make the film.

He says, “It’s stupid. There’s no film without a talking car.”

Never again shall the world doubt that the singer of “Dance Dance Damour” is a man of principle.

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Robert blogged prolifically at OTB from November 2004 to August 2005, when career demands took him in a different direction. He graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and earned his Master in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.


  1. M. Murcek says:

    I always thought the car had the bulk of the good spoken lines…

  2. Anderson says:

    Aw, you got me, Murcek; I was going to suggest that the car talk & Hasselhoff be mute.

  3. Bithead says:

    At least he admits it; the car upstaged him.

  4. Jim Henley says:

    Knight Rider has been, hands down, doing the best reporting out of Ira – wait. Typo. My mistake.

  5. Anderson says:

    I think we should have a reality show where different cars audition for the part.

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  7. McGehee says:

    Knight Rider has been, hands down, doing the best reporting out of Ira – wait. Typo. My mistake.


  8. M. Murcek says:

    One would assume that if Oliver Stone was directing the remake, KITT would be a gay Bugatti…

  9. Hasselhof: Either KITT Talks, or I’se Walks

    “The suits” want to silence KITT for the Knight Rider movie, but David Hasselhof is uncompromising about his creative vision for the film. He’s also threatened to walk unless “there’s a really big car chase culminating in a big jump,…

  10. nigel11 says:

    “He says, “It’s stupid. There’s no film without a talking car.”

    Whew, now that the car talks, it’s not stupid at all.

  11. Slublog says:

    “There’s No Film Without a Talking Car…”

    David Hasselhoff sticks to his guns. Knight Rider fans will be glad to know KITT will talk. (H/t: Ace)…

  12. Eric says:

    Those stupid execs should listen to Hasselhoff, he knows what he’s talkin’ about. Hell, I remember a couple episodes where KITT was in a frickin’ mini-TV! And you know what made it all ok? because he could frickin’ TALK, that’s what! They could make the new KITT out of a Toyota Prius, as long as it talks, it’ll be fine.

    Everyone under-estimates Hasselhoff. I have nothing but respect for a guy that makes millions off of crappy European taste in music. And then he goes on to be in Baywatch, where he basically gets to see every fine hollywood starlet all wet in a swim suit. Like I said, he’s a frickin’ genius.

  13. paz says:

    Your right, any person would love to be in david shoes. So does anyone know when the movie due to be released.