Hold on to your helmets, folks, since Ponch and John are entertainment a comeback, and this time they’ll be bringing their non-violent motorcycle-cop dramedy antics to the china screen. Even better? According to The Hollywood Reporter, nothing other than Vincent D’Onofrio has been expel as a film’s villain.
For those unknown (read: younger than 35) CHiPs was an uproariously stylized American TV array that aired on NBC from 1977 – 1983. The uncover followed a adventures of LA-based California Highway Patrol officers (CHiPs, get it?) Francis “Ponch” Poncharello (Eric Estrada), and Jonathan “Jon” Baker (Larry Wilcox) as they discovered motorists from blazing vehicles, chased down kidnappers, and differently thwarted a immorality skeleton of several bad guys. Like many shows of a epoch (we’re looking during you, A-Team) there was substantially no assault involved, with as most pointed comedy created in as adventure.
The arriving film, according to Deadline, is helmed by Dax Shepard (Employee of a Month, Zathura, Parenthood) who is not usually essay a book and directing a film, but acting in the purpose of Jon Baker. Ponch, meanwhile, will be played by Michael Peña (Fury, American Hustle). The tract is approaching to engage an outlandish automobile burglary ring, yet serve sum are being kept tighter than a bad span of column handcuffs.
D’Onofrio, who is approaching to play the burglary ring’s leader, has his bad-guy chops good honed carrying only wrapped his purpose as a knave Kingpin in Netflix’s extravagantly successful adaptation of Marvel’s Daredevil. While a actor has worked in important underline films in a past (Full Metal Jacket, Men in Black, Ed Wood) D’Onofrio is substantially best famous for his 10 years as Detective Robert Goren on a renouned NBC show, Law and Order: Criminal Intent.
Given Shepard’s before work as a Ashton-Kutcher’s jokester sideman on MTV’s Punk’d, and some-more new comedic roles in films like Hit and Run, it’s tough to suppose a new CHiPs film as anything other than a raucous, joke-filled rip opposite a tarmac of Los Angeles — and if that turns out to be a case, that’s only excellent with us. If a film can tread the same line of hilarity and nostalgia as a likewise stylized ’70s reboot of Starsky and Hutch from Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson (an under-rated film in a book), it could be a flattering fun ride.
As a film is still in a pre-production phase, no recover date has been disclosed. Stay tuned for developments as they unfold.