Knight Rider making a comeback Transformers style, wtf?!

If you haven’t already realized this I loves me some comic bookish TV shows and movies. My previous Transformers and Iron Man coverage should make that quite apparent. Although, I didn’t post the Iron Man trailer because everyone else at CG thought it was lame, but here’s the link in case you missed it. Man, this coffee is making me all sorts of antsy (Note to self: no more coffee). Back to the task at hand.

I imagine most of our audience is familiar with Knight Rider and how awesome The Hoff used to be. Well, NBC is bringing it back with a two-hour ‘backdoor pilot’ and they’ve hired Doug Liman (his most notable projects have included Mr. & Mrs. Smith and his involvement with the Bourne series) for a Transformers-inspired version of the classic ‘80s show. So this can go one of two ways: it can be the most superbad thing on the planet or be the worst thing to ever, ever make it onto network television. The NBC bigwigs want to explore the idea of evil cars, too. I really hope they don’t screw this up.

What’d I’d really like to see make a comeback is Air Wolf. What about you?

NBC taps Liman for ‘Knight Rider’ [Variety]