Roadshow Entertainment have just unloaded the first teaser trailer to CHiPS the movie adaptation of the 70’s TV classic. Directed by and starring Dax Shepard, with Michael Pena as Ponch.
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Here is the official synopsis:
Dax Shepard (“Hit and Run,” TV’s “Parenthood”) and Michael Peña (“The Martian”) star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action comedy “CHiPs.” Shepard also directs from a script he penned based on the characters from the popular ‘70s television series created by Rick Rosner.
Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP.
The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way.
This reboot of CHiPs feels a little too late to the game, like this should have almost come out alongside Dukes of Hazard and Starsky and Hutch, but nonetheless here it is. While it doesn’t look awful it does feel like we have seen this all before.
Michael Pena is “my shit” at the moment, he was the best thing to happen to the Marvel Universe and I really hope he gets to don a superhero suit soon, because that world needs a little more Pena. So having him star in this has sold me my ticket. Shepard, on the other hand, is like watching an actor that has had his time and still trying to hold on.
CHiPS is released in Australian cinemas on April 6, 2017.