Warner Bros. has unveiled the first trailer for CHiPs, a feature film adaptation of the TV series of the same name. Dax Shepard wrote, directed, and stars in the action comedy as Jon Baker.
Like all the latest trailers, this one might show a little too much. Clocking in at 2:42, I felt like I have seen the entire movie after watching the trailer. As you can tell, CHiPs won’t be a direct retelling of the series as it has been described as Lethal Weapon crossed with Bad Boys, but with a twist.
Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Peña) 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 set for release on March 24. Rosa Salazar, Adam Brody, Kristen Bell and Vincent D’Onofrio co-star.