Monday, April 25, 2016
Is nothing sacred? A 'CHiP's' movie is in the works...
From slashfilm, CHiPs has been set for release on August 11, 2017. The adaptation of the TV series, which ran from 1977-1983, is being written and directed by Dax Shepard, who will also star in the film about two California highway patrol officers and their adventures in crime-fighting. Shepard is playing Officer Jon Baker, the role originated by Larry Wilcox, while Michael Pena takes over the role of Frank “Ponch” Poncherello from Erik Estrada.
However, rather than taking a comedic approach like a 21 Jump Street, this will apparently be a more serious flick akin toBad Boys or Lethal Weapon, films that intersperse comedy among the action and intrigue. It’s a surprising career move for Dax Shepard, and we’ll see how it plays out next year.