Who would you cast in the 'Knight Rider' Movie???

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Who would you cast in the 'Knight Rider' Movie???

Post by knightridergundam » Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:15 pm

I feel that I was on the edge of highjacking 89 Formula's thread "What car would K.I.T.T be today? Don't read if tired of topic". And that is not right for me to do that to 89 Formula.

I'm sorry Formula

I heard that there was a Knight Rider movie in the works, so, I started this tread because I wanted to know what you think....
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I think that the people that I think that are suited for the roles of Micheal, Bonnie, and Devon are:

1)Michael Knight - Michael Shanks, or that guy who played Chase on "24"
2)Bonnie - still debating on this part
3)Devon - Micheal Caine

Well here are my ideas.... what do you think??
And, yes I will be wearing the target on my chest all week, so please feel free to shoot anytime....


<b>And....</b>

I think that the Knight Rider theme would have to be redone... Not completely trashed and redone, no, just some tweaks here and there....

I think that the best people that should do this is....

1)Linkin Park (LPST, thank you)
2)Paul Oakenfold (If you haven't heard his remake of the Knight Rider theme.... find it, or e-mail me and I can help you)
3)Fatboy Slim (You got to find his remake to... it's pimp...)

I can go on and on, but I won't.

So what do you think.... Debate people, DEBATE!!!!
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Post by Knight Racer » Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:07 pm

I would like Tom Welling to play Michael Knight because he has that chizzled look that David had back then,he may need a tan for the role.Catherine Zeta Jones as Bonnie.What can I say she looks like the perfect woman,not too fat or too skinny just right.The person you chose for Devon is dead on.

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Post by Arroww' » Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:38 pm

DH as Michael Knight
Eliza Dushku as Bonnie

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Post by FuzzieDice » Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:55 pm

I vote for Toni Nummela's theme song. :) She done a really great rendition of it and believe me it's awesome!

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http://knightrideronline.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=6982

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Post by MIKEMAC » Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:57 pm

Arroww' wrote:DH as Michael Knight
Eliza Dushku as Bonnie

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Post by Lyn » Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:52 pm

If D. Hasselhoff can't do Michael Knight in the KR feature film, I'd rather see his former "Baywatch" co-star Jeremy Jackson do the role instead....

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Post by knightridergundam » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:38 pm

Interesting choices....

And the choices are so far....

    Michael Knight

    Knight Racer - Tom Welling
    Arroww' - David Hasselhoff
    MikeMac - David Hasselhoff
    Lyn - Jeremy Jackson -or- David Hasselhoff

    Bonnie
    Knight Racer - Catherine Zeta-Jones
    Arroww' - Eliza Dushku
    MikeMac - Eliza Dushku - because he said and I quote "HELL YA!!!!! Eliza is a fox!!!!!!" So he is lock in on that vote.....

    Devon
    KnightRidergundam - Michael Caine
    Knight Racer - Michael Caine

And for the theme remake....

    FuzzieDice - Toni Nummela
    KnightRidergundam - Linkin Park, Paul Oakenfold, Fatboy Slim


I will update the list so people don't have to read every post....
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Post by Solid Snake » Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:32 pm

Knight Racer wrote:I would like Tom Welling to play Michael Knight because he has that chizzled look that David had back then,he may need a tan for the role.


Yeah I agree, Tom Welling is the way to go in my eyes, he has this Michael Knight look to him somehow. Also his acting is similar to David's in some ways, a while ago when I made a movie poster for the upcoming movie I put Tom Welling in the credits. Cool to see that I am not the only one here that thinks Tom would make a good Michael.

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Post by Lyn » Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:45 pm

This may sound far-fetched, but another former co-star of D. Hasselhoff could make for a great Bonnie Barstow: Alexandra Paul, since she could help give KITT an electric car function.
Yeah, D. Hasselhoff himself can reprise the role of Michael Knight, and make the character his own once again. :D :dance: 8) :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Post by knightridergundam » Sun Dec 25, 2005 1:08 pm

Lyn wrote:This may sound far-fetched, but another former co-star of D. Hasselhoff could make for a great Bonnie Barstow: Alexandra Paul, since she could help give KITT an electric car function.
Yeah, D. Hasselhoff himself can reprise the role of Michael Knight, and make the character his own once again. :D :dance: 8) :wink: :wink: :wink:


DH doing Michael Knight that would be cool, to make the role is own again..... or to play Bonnie, how about that chick that plays the head chick on the fox t.v. show "Bones"......
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Post by Amir » Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:24 pm

Solid Snake wrote:Yeah I agree, Tom Welling is the way to go in my eyes, he has this Michael Knight look to him somehow. Also his acting is similar to David's in some ways


I'm stunned. Whenever I watch Smallville I always think the same, that his acting is pretty similar to Hasselhoff (and thats a good thing in my eyes... :lol: ), but I thought it was just me.

Yep, he would be perfect for that role. Or to be more precise, to the role of the Michael Knight 'successor' or son, whatever they plan it to be (as mentioned in the past).

There's only one Michael Knight and we know who does that role since the 1980s.

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Post by Kaine » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:02 pm

yeah, i thought of tom welling for the role of the driver as well.
from what i read david will still be michael knight in the movie, but due to his age will play the part devon had. michael's son will be the new driver of KITT, and that part definately fits to tom welling. he could defiantely pass as michaels son!

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Post by Solid Snake » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:28 pm

Yeah he really would be great for that part! I just thought how cool it would be if he would be cast for the movie, since I made a fan poster for the movie a year ago... and I put Tom in the cast, that would be pretty amazing if that came true :lol: !

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Post by Arroww' » Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:36 pm

As I've said before,

DH as Michael Knight
Eliza Dushku as Bonnie

and now:

Sam Jones III (Pete Ross in Smallville) as RCIII
Donald Sutherland as Devon Miles

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Post by Michelle » Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:38 am

Now this is just me,but I don't think that anyone can replace Edward Mulhare (please forgive misspellings) as Devon. In that respect I think Devon should be left out of the new movie.
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Post by Arroww' » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:14 am

Maybe you're right, Michelle.... :(

For the new soundtrack, I think Tony Nummela's one is perfect! 8)

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Post by knightdriver » Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:40 pm

I think RC3 should be left out as well.

His character was pretty useless. :roll:

Hell, SID had more use then him. 8)
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Post by Solid Snake » Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:05 pm

Hey, I liked RC LOL :lol: .

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Post by Michael Pajaro » Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:12 pm

I still have my alter-universe Knight Rider idea. It would kind of be a re-envisioning of the franchise, much darker than the original.

Michael: Johnny Depp
Devon: Christopher Walken
Bonnie: Halle Berry
Voice of KITT: Jeremy Irons
Directed by Tim Burton

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Post by Knight2000 » Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:44 pm

If they ever do April, I'd like them to consider Lindsay Lohan

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Directed by Tim Burton? Ooh this could be a very dark movie. Don't think Hasselhoff would like it that way though - he'd probably prefer it to be warm/gooey/light-hearted than dark.

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Post by knightdriver » Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:24 pm

Michael Pajaro wrote:I still have my alter-universe Knight Rider idea. It would kind of be a re-envisioning of the franchise, much darker than the original.

Michael: Johnny Depp
Devon: Christopher Walken
Bonnie: Halle Berry
Voice of KITT: Jeremy Irons
Directed by Tim Burton


Well,

I for one say if any re-imagining is done as well as the new Battlestar
Galactica, it would be an instant hit in my book. That new show is one
of the best things to hit the airwaves in a long time. We can only hope!
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Post by Michael Pajaro » Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:24 pm

Knight2000 wrote:If they ever do April, I'd like them to consider Lindsay Lohan


Hmmmm.... I can't really take Lindsay Lohan seriously, but that really is an interesting call for April. And she has experience talking to cars (Herbie). She might be too young though.

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Post by Matthew » Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:45 pm

If I were in charge of the new movie, at this point in time, I’d more than likely make it a dark re-imagining of Knight Of The Phoenix set during the present day, exploring amongst other things, the emotional toll on Michael’s psyche due to the changes that are forced upon him as a result of his assignment to take down Cameron Zachery’s organisation. I’d use the emotional toll to take him to the point where he would have sought and succeeded in gaining revenge against those responsible for tearing his life away if it wasn’t for the existence of Kitt, or more specifically Kitt’s Artificial Intelligence, making the existence of Kitt extremely important in regards of the man that Michael Long will become once he’s embraced his new life as Michael Knight. One of the roles that Kitt would specifically play in this would be to provide an emotional counter balance to Michael’s desire to kill, just as he did in ‘The Scent Of Roses’ when Michael was literally beating Durante to death.

For this re-imagining I would cast the following actors in the main parts.

Paul Walker – Michael Knight

I would wager that Paul is best known for his character Brian O'Connor from the two Fast And The Furious films, even despite numerous other roles which he seems to have tackled extremely well. The fact that the Fast And The Furious films required extensive driver training coupled with his clear acting talent would make him a perfect replacement for David Hasslehoff as Michael Knight in my opinion as he has the acting range for the role, and the ability to drive the heck out of a car when he’s required to do so.

William Daniels – Voice of the Knight Industries Two Thousand

William Daniels made K.I.T.T. what he is to all of us today, and I can honestly think of no one else’s voice that I would rather hear emanating from behind the trademark voice modulator than his.

2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – Body of the Knight Industries Two Thousand

When I look at American sports cars that are in production today, I always seem to find myself being drawn to the Corvette, just as I was drawn to 1982 Trans Am when I was younger.

Alan Rickman – Devon Miles

Alan has the look and ability to make Devon Miles equally as classy as Edward Mulhare did in the series, and I would love to see an actor of such high calibre take on the role.

Eliza Dushku - Bonnie Barstow

Her characterisation of Faith in Buffy The Vampire Slayer shows that she is an excellent actress who would be very capable of taking on a role such as that of Bonnie Barstow. In fact, given Eliza’s abilities, I could well imagine that Bonnie could be taken to a whole new level rather than just being Kitt’s primary technician.

Sir Anthony Hopkins - Wilton Knight

When I think of Wilton Knight, I can’t help but think that the character has to be played by a legendary figure in Hollywood, and I believe that Sir Anthony Hopkins fits the bill to perfection.

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Post by knightridergundam » Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:54 am

Interesting Choices so far... interesting... and the list grows......

    Michael Knight

    Tom Welling (son) - KnightRacer, Amir, Solid Snake, Kaine
    David Hasselhoff - Arroww', MikeMac, Lyn, Knightridergundam
    Johnny Depp - Michael Pajaro
    Paul Walker(son) - Matthew
    Jeremy Jackson - Lyn
    Joe Flanigan - Knightridergundam

    Bonnie

    Catherine Zeta-Jones - KnightRacer
    Eliza Dushku - Arroww', Matthew, MikeMac
    Alexandra Paul - Lyn
    Halle Berry - Michael Pajaro

    April

    Lindsay Lohan - Knight2000
    **No April - Knightridergundam

    Devon

    Michael Caine - Knightridergundam, KnightRacer
    Donald Sutherland - Arroww'
    Christopher Walken - Michael Pajaro
    Alan Richman - Matthew
    **No Devon - Michelle

    RCIII

    Sam Jones III - Arroww'
    **No RCIII - KnightRacer, Knightridergundam

    Voice of KITT

    Jeremy Irons - Michael Pajaro
    William Daniels - Matthew, Knightridergundam = he made Kitt a household name so he gets my vote....

    Wilton Knight

    Anthony Hopkins - Matthew
    **Wilton Knight - Knightridergundam

    Directed by:

    Tim Burton - Michael Pajaro


Well that is the updated list.... Thanks you to all the people have posted their replys......
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Post by 89 formula » Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:48 am

Here are my choices:

Michael Knight's replacement - The Rock

Bonnie's replacement - Halle Berry

Devon's replacement - John O'hurley (if he can break his comedic stereotype)

Car - Dodge Viper

Theme Music - Sandstorm by Darude

BTW, great thread idea Knightridergundam no need to apologize. I would have chimed-in earlier, however I've been vacationing for the last two weeks, with no internet access.

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