A new Jon and Ponch return in the upcoming CHIPS movie.
There have been rumors of a CHIPS movie for years. I recall at one point, Wilmer Valderrama was rumored to be playing the part of Ponch. That movie just never happened. Now, it is finally headed to the big screen, and they’re doing it in the right way.
In this day and age where there’s nary an original idea, we often see old properties made new again. Often times, these remakes attempt to recapture the flavor of the original telling, or try to make them darker and more modern. These tend to disappoint me. On the other hand, turn that cheesy factor up (that was always present in action TV shows from the 70’s and 80’s) and turn these stories in to comedies. That is exactly what has been done in this case.
The movie is written and directed by Dax Shepard who also stars as Jon Baker. Michael Peña stars as Ponch. The movie also stars Kristen Bell, Adam Brody, Jessica McNamee, Ryan Hansen, and Vincent D’Onofrio. Look for CHIPS in theaters March 24th.