Logan broke down quite a few barriers in the superhero genre. The film shows that you can do something more mature with comic book characters, market to adults, and still do well at the box office. Not to be outdone by the comic book genre, real-life superhero David Hasselhoff (whose superhero alter-ego is known as “The Hoff” to us mere mortals) would like to see the same darker tone applied to Knight Rider. The Baywatch legend revealed to CinemaBlend that he has talked with director Robert Rodriguez about the possibility of making a Knight Rider film in the style of Logan:
“I have met Robert Rodriguez. He does Dusk til Dawn and Machete. And I said ‘You need to do Knight Rider.’ Because he was doing a marathon of Knight Riders and he said ‘Can we have a selfie!?’ And I said, ‘No, I don’t want a selfie! I want to do the movie! I want to shoot the TV series! I want to bring it back and make it dark! Michael Knight comes back and he’s pissed.’ … I hope it happens, and if it does, it’ll be kind of like Logan. It will be dark. Hasselhoff as Michael Knight in 2017. Knight Rider. The saga continues.”
Okay, so this in no way sounded like a progressive meeting between the two, but David Hasselhoff has one major thing going for him: mind control. It’s a common fact that Hasselhoff can influence the minds of others, and this would make a Knight Rider film nigh inevitable. However, it may not come to that. A gritty Knight Rider reboot could be incredible if it struck the right tone. Robert Rodriguez, the director of Sin City and Planet Terror, would certainly be the man for the job.
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