David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Sleuth David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Sleuth

"Michael, I don't like the sound of this.... "

NBC has put director Doug Liman in the driver's seat of a two-hour TV-movie that will reboot that '80s show Knight Rider and ideally serve as a backdoor pilot for a new series. ("No, Michael, not the back door.... ") Variety reports that the plan is to air the flick later this season, and if successful/not entirely abysmal, have a new series ready for fall 2008. Dave Andron ( Raines) is penning the script and will exec-produce with Liman and Dave Bartis ( Heist).

The vision for this redo is to take advantage of current TV special effects to allow K.I.T.T. some Transformers-esque shapeshifting. (But no, Hoff, no amount of state-of-the-art trickery will get you your old job back.)