Michael Pena & Dax Shepard in First Official Trailer for 'CHIPS' Movie
"What's your job?" "Find the dirty cops." Warner Bros has released the first trailer for a big screen version of the TV show CHiPs, about two California Highway Patrolmen assigned as partners and their crazy antics. Dax Shepard directs himself in the comedy, co-starring Michael Pena, as well as Jessica McNamee, Adam Brody, Ryan Hansen, Vincent D'Onofrio, Justin Chatwin and Kristen Bell. This seems a bit like a mix of Reno 911 and Super Troopers, following in the footsteps of 21 Jump Street rebooting a TV show about cops into an all-out action comedy. This does look fun, and not as bad as I was expecting, but not sure how good it will be. I'm getting tired of all these old TV show updates, but that's just me. Have a look below.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Dax Shepard's CHIPS movie, direct from YouTube:
Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello 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. CHIPS is both written and directed by actor-filmmaker Dax Shepard, co-director of the films Hit and Run and Brother's Justice previously. This is adapted from the TV show that first aired in 1977. Warner Bros will release the CHIPS movie in theaters starting March 24th coming up soon. Anyone?
Reader Feedback - 23 Comments
completely ruined. Not even used the original tune.
Rembo on Jan 12, 2017
the only thing that would have made this even a little, tiny bit better, (but not watchable) would be if they had cast Chris Pine as the captain... That would have insulted his father, though.
kitano0 on Jan 12, 2017
They are scraping the bottom of the barrel now...
tarek on Jan 12, 2017
"Chip happens"?? Ugh.
CyraNOSE on Jan 12, 2017
Nielsen700 on Jan 12, 2017
Nope. Not really interesting...
shiboleth on Jan 12, 2017
Dax Shepard is probably the most unfunny actor out there. Pairing him with talent such of Michael Pena seems like a waste of time. Not for me.
Doug on Jan 12, 2017
What's with all the slap-dick comedy?
Carpola on Jan 12, 2017
I walked away with this exact thought. Why is the whole trailer so focused on Dax's junk.
chuckpenz on Jan 12, 2017
Well, that's two and a half minutes I'll never get back....
theslayer5150 on Jan 12, 2017
this movie is going to be total chip. ugh...
backwardsprogress on Jan 12, 2017
Porque Pena?! P o r q u e ? ? ? !
DAVIDPD on Jan 12, 2017
This looks like a lame attempt to copy '21 Jump Street' which a lot of people found funny and actually has some clever humor. Note: I'm not looking for your opinion of 21 Jump Street. If you didn't like it that's fine... that isn't the point so save your precious free opinions for another post.
chuckpenz on Jan 12, 2017
I'm sure Pena will great as usual, and I completely agree with his yoga pants statement. But no thanks.
grimjob on Jan 12, 2017
"Self-aware action comedy based on corny TV series" is the new "Bad moms/santa/grandpa/etc"?
bumboclot on Jan 12, 2017
Peña is a great actor and I can see him do good in buddy comedy but pairing him up with Shepard was not the best choice.
Michael Alfaro on Jan 12, 2017
The show "Chips" was a great excuse to crash cars....other than that, it's pretty forgettable
TheOct8pus on Jan 12, 2017
Daxtreme on Jan 12, 2017
Michael Pena! YOU'RE BETTER THAN THIS CRAP! I'm on board (no pun) with Baywatch, but this looks DUMB. It's trying WAY too hard, and fails. Fails HARD. WHY AM I SO ANGRY ABOUT THIS?!?
RAW_D on Jan 12, 2017
What's with all of the praise for Pena here? "Great actor". Seriously? This is what people call great these days? No wonder they make movies like this all the time then. the bar is so low.
Charles Knowlton on Jan 13, 2017
I think many of us think Pena has some talent. Wouldn't call him a "great" actor, though. But Shepard is woefully unwatchable and untalented, other than somehow getting Kristen Bell to marry him and have kids with him.
Doug on Jan 13, 2017
Yeah, I must've missed that memo too...
cuckoozey on Jan 13, 2017
I love the remakes, especially when they're funny! It's entertainment people, nothing else.
imdb on Jan 17, 2017
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