Ok, let's stop right here and now.
The comments about KR 08...it's dead; a movie will treat it like it never happened, and it's just not going to be revived...you need to get the heads out of the sand if you want to support a KR movie. KR 08 has been forgotten by most people, like it never happened, except in the true fan's head. We're too close to it to truly know that no one gave a crap about KR 08. We wanted it to succeed and continue because it was KR, even with the differences. KR in name, but at the end, KR nevertheless. The thing about comparing ST to KR, ENT was gone in May 05, and the new movie came out 4 years almost to the day later...so the time away isn't as important as one might think.
It's about getting back to the basics. There's still a very intriguing story that can be put on the big screen, and it can make money. Man and machine making a difference. It'll have drama, action, suspense, characters that you will want to care about, comedy, heck, maybe even KITT will sing and dance if it makes sense. Romance? I hope not. Hopefully we'll see some attractive strong women playing crucial roles, but it can't have Michael Knight thinking about chasing women in this first motion picture.
It's gotta set the bar high so it can be a franchise, people. Will Glen A Lawson be involved? I think he needs some help producer wise getting a vision out there that makes sense. Hoff? I hope not, even though the fanboys will be all over me on that. You need someone who can deliver character development along with action. Because ultimately, if we don't want to care about the characters, then all you have is a mess.
If it's pitched correctly, and the movie execs can see the bigger picture, then a reasonable budget can be set and met. Do you need or want a big name playing Michael Knight? That's where the money will be spent...on someone who can sell talking to a car, and building a relation with it (him), making it real. Making audiences believe that a black sports car is more than the sum of his parts. Don't make it cheesy. Make it as real as it's possible to make.
The Weinsteins have had this property for WAY too long, and have done NOTHING to substantiate any feeling that they are capable of delivering such a movie. It's time for someone else to pick this property up, and make it happen. If there's a Monopoly, Battleship, and ViewMaster movie coming, surely a KR movie can happen.