Warner Bros. has announced that the studio’s reboot of the NBC’s hit motorcycle cop show CHiPs will hit theaters on August 11th of next year. The successful television series that depicted fictitious California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers Francis “Ponch” Poncherello and Jon Baker ran between 1977-1983.
“CHiPs” will be directed by Dax Shepard (from the TV series “Parenthood”), who will also play the role of Baker in the comedy. Before you roll your eyes at this remake, note that the part of “Ponch” has been given to the Hollywood actor with the hottest Midas Touch over the last year–Michael Pena. In 2015, Pena stole the show in “Ant-Man” and rocked it in “The Martian“. Also scheduled to star is Mrs. Dax Shepard, aka blonde bombshell Kristen Bell.
Take a look at Pena on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show describing his training routine for “CHiPs”:
Sure, this film could turn out to be just awkward traffic stops of bikini-clad UCLA coeds with burnt-out tail lights along the 101 coastline. But right now, any pro-law enforcement message is a good message in my book, supporting those along the Thin Blue Line who protect our communities.
Cue the “CHiPs” 1977 opening intro and music…
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