Dax Shepard (who?) writes, directs and stars in this remake for the big screen about the California Highway Patrol (CHiPs) officers Francis “Ponch” Poncherello (Michael Peña) and Jon Baker (Shepard), who run around the L.A. area stopping speeders and car thieves, helping stranded motorists, assisting paramedics at accident scenes, and occasionally investigating crimes.
Also starring Jessica McNamee, Adam Brody, Ryan Hansen, Vincent D’Onofrio, Justin Chatwin and Kristen Bell, I can’t get too excited about this. I remember occasionally watching the TV show on ITV on a Saturday afternoon, but I can’t see any reason to take the concept and shove a load of lame, rude jokes into the script. It’s yet more confirmation that Hollywood’s well of ideas has run dry.
CHiPs is released in the UK on March 24th.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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