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Tom Welling to play Michael Knight
Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:47 pm
I was just thinking of all the people to play Michael for the new movieor tv series.If david was somehow unable to play Michael and they were going to either start a new series,how about Tom Welling?I've looked at his face and it does bare some similarity to Davids in the 80's.What do you guys think?
Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:31 pm
I think that Tom has another commitment with Smallvile i think,not sure though....but it does seem like a great idea.
Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:48 pm
It really won't be a Knight Rider movie without David. For sure he's not going to be the star anymore, probably playing a mentor to a new hotshot driver. But David must still be in the movie...or else it will flop.
Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:54 pm
I've read an article on http://www.cinescape.com
where it was rumored that producers were reluctant to the idea of having Hasselhoff in the new movie because they thought his reputation was questionable, and even used the word "cheesy." Of course we as fans see it the opposite way. Plus, although details on the movie are sketchy, it seems more than likely that David will be in the film.
http://www.cinescape.com/0/Editorial.as ... j_id=38311
"The subject of the review, actually was not this video, rather it was whether or not the group felt this project could be taken seriously given the trailer we saw and what they actually termed, 'cheesy' reputation of David Hasselhoff. They stated up front right away that Hasselhoff would not be the star but that 'head honchos' were nervous his reputation could detract from the project. Most of the group said they felt it would not if the new star was reputable."
Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:59 pm
We have wonder if those "head honchos" were the same people who thought the car shouldn't talk in the movie.... Since the time that article was written, Hasselhoff has parted ways with the studio and was looking for a new one. So any early plans or ideas might not be valid anymore. And it's not a very good focus group if the moderator is leading the audience with words like "cheesey".
Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:36 pm
Unfotunately details on the movie are so scarce at the moment that that was the most recent updated information I could find there. I'm sure that the idea has been taken to a new studio as well since then.
Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:40 pm
I think David playing Michael Knight is better. Also, he would be great as a mentor to a new generation, maybe even inheriting Knight Industries when Jennifer Knight passes on.
This might set up a future conflict with Garth Knight or his heirs.
Tom might be good as a new recruit to drive KITT.
Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 10:22 am
There is only 1 Michael Knight.......David. Anyone else playing that role would not go over well with many. I always picture David Hasselhoff as the lead character........no one else will do.
Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 5:41 pm
Lets face facts people he isn't getting any younger.Can he take a punch to the face as well as when he playing the role?He's starting to look more like a younger Devon then an older Michael.
Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 8:37 pm
Tom Welling should just stick to Smallville. I mean, after seeing the show he doesn't seem Knight Rider worthy.
Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 9:55 am
You haven't seen him lately in his role.He's played evil,evil from another planet.The good guy role and other personalities.I think he has the Michael Knight look from season 3.
Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 11:56 am
The new episodes are the ones that I watch. Although he's played different personalites. He doesn't seem like he would be a driver of a high tech Car.
Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 7:30 pm
I agree, David is becoming more like like Devon Miles type. He would be great and I believe very believable as a mentor and leader of a new FLAG.
I like Cameron Mathison from the soap "all my children:Ryan Lavery"
He would make a great new driver for a new KITT, maybe a black 2005 Mustang.
The new charactor would be Jason Knight and would have a simular beginning like Michael, a new face and all.
I think Cameron's career in soaps would be simular to David's
Anyway, thats what I think.