Last year was the year of the fairytale, meaning animated classics of the past were getting green-lit by studios to be adapted to live-action for the big screen. While that’s still very much the case, 2016 took a different approach, and it involved both TV and movies. As of late, we’ve seen properties like Taken, Shooter, and even Rush Hour be taken from the big screen and stretched out into television, with many not even making it to the chopping table. But every once in a while we here of a movie that’s based on a TV show, with the latest being CHiPs.
Obviously names like 21 Jump Street and Baywatch come to mind, but CHiPs may be one you want to keep your eye. As part of there end of the year, look at everything for next year spread, Entertainment Weekly debuted the first official image of the movie last week, which shows co-stars Michael Pena and Dax Shepard ready to ride their CHP motorcycles along the Los Angeles freeway.
I don’t know much of anything about the original TV show, but keeping in line with what the 21 Jump Street has been doing and what Baywatch is looking to do, CHiPs is being spun out into something with more of a comedy side. The premise is simple, as it will follow the adventures of Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello (Pena) and Jon Baker (Shepard) as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles. But if you’re wondering just how raunchy a couple of CHP’s can get, here’s what writer/director/star Dax Shepard had to say about the R rating:
There’s female nudity. There’s more me nudity than probably any other nudity. And then yeah, there’s a lot of adult material and sexual stuff and naughty language.
I had no clue this movie was coming out, especially so soon. With EW getting the exclusive to reveal the first look, expect to see a first trailer (red band or not) here pretty soon. I have no ties to the original content from back in the day, so hopefully its first bit of footage can get me on board. Because who doesn’t like some good ‘ol hard R fun? CHiPs his theaters on March 24th, 2017 and also stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Kristen Bell, Adam Brody, Ryan Hansen, and Maya Rudolph.