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Vin Diesel to play Michael Knight???

Post by KnightRiderLS1 » Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:27 pm

Don't get excited, or upset, this is NOT a news post.

I was just thinking, maybe instead of trying to get an actor very similar to Hasselhoff, just get someone who can play the part (Paul Walker's acting sucks and though Ben Affleck is a great actor I would never buy into him driving any type of Trans-Am).

The whole "Michael Knight's son" thing is cheesy anyways. If you can't have David Hasselhoff don't get a look alike, that's killed many movies. And besides, correct me if I am wrong (I probably am, I don't know as much as you guys due to lack of availability to the series) but wasn't Michael Knight cosmetically altered to look like that? His son wouldn't look like him anyways.

I say Vin Diesel. He could be an ex-con given another chance, taken under the wing of the old Michael Knight. KITT could be retrofitted into a Black 2002 WS-6 Trans-Am (keep the scanner, blacked out wheels and lights and the seats, just update the interior electronics like most of you have said).

Vin Diesel can be serious and funny and I could believe him as a crimefighter. Most importantly I could see him driving around in a Trans-Am, being surprised it talks, and carry on real conversations with KITT (I just see Ben Affleck whining to KITT about his girl problems).

Regardless of who they choose to play the lead I just hope they don't replace KITT. Either make him a third-gen (82-92) Trans-Am or a 4th Gen LS1 (98-2002) Trans-Am. Any other car would be a disgrace. And any other voice would DEFINETLY be a disgrace.

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Post by themarvelous3 » Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:26 pm

from what i've heard, william daniels has always said he would love to come back for the voice.

personally i dont like vin. but if he were the new guy, he would have to drive an older trans am. he fits the older cars better.

i think an older trans am (82-87) would be awesome to see on the big screen. doing all the stunts kitt does with todays special effects. just modify the modifications a little. obviously update the electronics and gadgets. maybe round out the nose a little. but like you said keep some things:
wheel covers
scanner
and i think the SHAPE of the dash needs to be the same (i love that dash) along with the steering wheel.

GET RID OF THE TAN INTERIOR THOUGH! charcol or black! no light colors.

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Post by FuzzieDice » Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:27 pm

I would just LOVE Vin Diesel to drive K.I.T.T.! :) I saw him the first time in the first Fast and the Furious movie when my neighbor loaned me the movie last month. I loved it! :) Maybe Vin could be also altered, like you said, a con who got in a bad fix and got shot, etc. and got altered like Micheal Knight - and be given the same name to carry on the legacy or something...

As for KITT, I can't feature him in anything but an '82 T/A.

Or.. better yet! maybe KITT can also have an android body that also runs the car too! and would be a partner to Vin.

Or even another idea, KARR comes back, gets altered in personality, joins Flag and Vin Deisel is KARRs android driver (again, linked to KARR's car body but KARR as an android). Now THAT would be more the type of part for him - he'd fit it perfectly! ;)

Just ideas... it's fun to dream... ;)

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Post by Skav » Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:26 pm

He'll probably end up building his own customised turbines and rocket thrusters on KITT. :shock:

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Post by FuzzieDice » Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:40 pm

LOL! I'd love to see that. :twisted:

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Post by KARR 2004 » Wed Jul 07, 2004 7:48 pm

I'd love to see KARR brought back for the movie. He is without question the best KR villain.

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Post by R.J.1984 » Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:47 pm

8) I think Vin is a natural choice for the role. His real name is Mark Vincent. That doesn't matter. What does is that he would be better for the role by far. He is a much better actor than Paul Walker and Ben Aflect -(Just my own opinion) Besides - walker is bretty much known for the fast and the furious. Where as Vin is known for the movie triple X. All that Ben has done really is "DareDevil". As far As I am concerned, they could have either picked a better actor - or he could have done a much better job playing the role. ( But like I said , that is just my opinion, and to each his/her own) 8)

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Post by UKKnightRiderFan » Thu Jul 08, 2004 8:14 am

I wonder what KITT would look like in a TVR Cerbera Speed 12:

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Not sure on where the scanner would go though lol

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Post by themarvelous3 » Thu Jul 08, 2004 8:56 am

reminds me too much of that show Viper..

anyone remember that?

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Post by FuzzieDice » Thu Jul 08, 2004 12:27 pm

UKKnightRiderFan wrote:I wonder what KITT would look like in a TVR Cerbera Speed 12


Eww... I don't much care for that body style. It just isn't K.I.T.T. :?

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Post by UKKnightRiderFan » Thu Jul 08, 2004 3:07 pm

You're right, I prefer him in a '82 T/A aswell :wink:

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Post by MrPayner » Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:57 am

themarvelous3 wrote:reminds me too much of that show Viper..

anyone remember that?


Heh, yeh i remember that.. We even got that in Australia! I believe that i have still got a few episodes on tape too.. :shock:

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Post by aussieknight » Fri Jul 09, 2004 10:58 am

Viper rocked! It had so much promise, yet it was so short lived down here. I loved the idea of the weapons. The morphing was a bit much, though. However, the whole nearly-indestructible modifyable chassis setup and the weapons was cool! Oh, and the weapons were great! Did I mention the weapons? ;-)
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Post by Laserlight » Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:11 pm

:D David Hasselhoff has already somebody to play his characters son in the knight rider movie, it is Ben Affleck he wants to help him get back into acting.

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Post by aussieknight » Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:39 pm

Hang on...who wants who to help who get back into acting? :-|
David wants Ben to help David get back into acting, or David wants Ben, so as to help Ben get back into acting? Que?
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Post by cloudkitt » Sat Jul 10, 2004 12:43 am

Viper was awesome
Michael: "KITT! Where are ya?!"
K.I.T.T.: "I'm in your parking space, Michael, where else would I be?"

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Post by KnightRiderLS1 » Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:42 am

I hope they don't turn it into a spoof movie like Starsky and Hutch.

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Post by cloudkitt » Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:08 pm

if Vin played him, why wouldn't Hasselhoff do it? Vin's no youngin'
Michael: "KITT! Where are ya?!"
K.I.T.T.: "I'm in your parking space, Michael, where else would I be?"

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Post by Laserlight » Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:55 pm

Aussie knight: it is david who want to help ben get back on track.

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Post by R.J.1984 » Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:42 pm

Did Ben really do such a bad job in Daredevil??
Why does Ben need any help? I thought he was doing good with his career on his own. Give the role to Vin Diesel-not because of what he has done in the past but because he is always trying new things out.
Or give the role to Paul Walker - he would look good in the car. :lol:

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