Dax Shepard Will Write, Direct and Star in Non-Spoof CHiPs Movie

By Luke Y. Thompson in Movies, TV
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 5:37 pm

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He's not kidding.

Apparently, Dax Shepard - who loves him some motorcycles - is determined to write, direct and star in a big-screen version of the TV show that Erik Estrada is still trying to milk nostalgia for (Michael Pena will play Ponch, and as you read this I'm sure Estrada is lobbying to play his dad). No joke: "The new take is envisioned as much in the tone of Bad Boys and Lethal Weapon than a comedy."

I'd like to defer to Brodie from Mallrats on this: "Why can't they remake good shows, like BJ and the Bear? There's a concept I can't get enough of: a man and his monkey."

(Why yes, it is a slow news day. Why do you ask?)

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