Knight Rider Trailer Suggests Revamp with David Hasselhoff and the Original KITT

The Knight Rider TV series from the ‘80s could get a modern revamp with the old characters, KITT and Michael Knight.
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Photo: YouTube screenshot
A video popped up on YouTube showing the one and only David Hasselhoff and the old KITT Pontiac Trans-Am. While Hasselhoff isn’t actually driving the famous black Trans-Am, he is wearing a classic leather jacket and his trademark shades.

According to Autoblog, the video is also posted on Hasselhoff’s official website, but there’s no further information on the topic there. On the actor’s official page, it is stated that “The Foundation for Law and Government has a new mission...

Hasselhoff’s character says the same thing in the short video posted on YouTube and asks a younger co-star if he’s “sure he’s ready for this.” Both the actor’s page and the Knight Rider Heroes Industries Media page ask the visitors to sign up with an e-mail for more information.

The guys at Autoblog also noticed that some visuals in the trailer look similar to those used in a video from “The Aficionauto” last year. Christopher Rutkowski, the creator of the new project, claims the new take on “Knight Rider” is a “new production” and has confirmed that the KITT will be a Pontiac Trans-Am and David Hasselhoff will resume his role as Michael Knight.

The original Knight Rider TV series aired for four seasons on NBC, from 1982 to 1986. Back in the day, the show brought fans to Pontiac dealerships asking for parts to customize their cars to look like the hero car of the show. Unfortunately for Pontiac, the company didn’t cash in on that opportunity. Mostly because the KITT had been designed by Michael Scheffe and was custom made for the show, and only for that purpose.

We must note that David Hasselhoff’s personal page has a hyperlink that states “,” which leads to ““ Our limited showbusiness expertize tells us that the TV series from the 1980s will be turned into a movie, just like many other shows from back in the day. Dukes of Hazzard, anyone?

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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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