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Time for a helping of Vincent D'Onofrio and CHiPS; Vincent cast as villain

05.26.2015
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I know your secret. I know that despite all the high profile geek films set to be released this year and the great news that will accompany them, all you really want...is news about CHiPS. It's okay, I won't tell anyone. Last year we learned that Dax Shephard would write, direct, and star in a film adaptation of the classic NBC series CHiPS, and there was much rejoicing.

Today THR reported that Vincent D'Onofrio is in negotiations to join the cast of CHiPS in the role of a former cop who has turned to the opposite side of the law and now runs an underground syndicate of car thieves. CHiPS, which aired between 1977 and 1983, focused on two police officers who patrolled the California highways on motorcycles. Dax Shepard is set to play Officer Jon Baker with Michael Pena on board to play his partner, Frank “Ponch” Poncherello.

While at first glance it seemed likely that CHiPS would follow in the comedy footsteps of STARSKY AND HUTCH and THE DUKES OF HAZZARD, apparently CHiPS is said to be more along the lines of buddy-cop films like BAD BOYS and LETHAL WEAPON rather than a straight up comedy. As I've never seen an episode of CHiPS I can't say I'm all that interested in the project, but I'm always down for some D'Onofrio. The actor will next be seen in JURASSIC WORLD as well as THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.

Source: THR

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2:15AM on 05/28/2015
I remember when this was supposed to star Wilmer Valderrama and Chris Evans. I guess Valderrama is just too big a star now to do the movie.
I remember when this was supposed to star Wilmer Valderrama and Chris Evans. I guess Valderrama is just too big a star now to do the movie.
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5:08PM on 05/27/2015
A CHiPS movie? Yes please, ticket already bought!
A CHiPS movie? Yes please, ticket already bought!
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11:43PM on 05/26/2015
Oh my childhood!
Also I remember a time when Wilmer Valderrama was being considered for Ponch.
Oh my childhood!
Also I remember a time when Wilmer Valderrama was being considered for Ponch.
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11:38PM on 05/26/2015
While I'm only aware of CHiPS by reputation, the idea that this would be a more staight buddy cop movie excites me, as it's a genre I adore, but have been severely let down by in recent years (2 Guns was the last decent stab, and even it had its problems). Both Dax Shepard and Michael Pena can play straight or do comedy. "Hit and Run" also showed Shepard has an affinity for the old '70s car chases, so maybe we'll get one or two good ones. Nabbing D'Onofrio for the bad guy is the real get
While I'm only aware of CHiPS by reputation, the idea that this would be a more staight buddy cop movie excites me, as it's a genre I adore, but have been severely let down by in recent years (2 Guns was the last decent stab, and even it had its problems). Both Dax Shepard and Michael Pena can play straight or do comedy. "Hit and Run" also showed Shepard has an affinity for the old '70s car chases, so maybe we'll get one or two good ones. Nabbing D'Onofrio for the bad guy is the real get though. He's hands-down one of the scariest actors working. There aren't many actors who can do so much just with their physical presence. I'm rarely not aware that he could probably do real damage if he lost his temper, even though he seems like a really nice guy.
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10:30PM on 05/26/2015
Interesting. I never expected a movie based on CHIPS, but this is cool! Vincent D'Onofrio as a villain is great, as he is great in Daredevil! I wonder if Erik Estrada, and Larry Wilcox will make an appearance?


Interesting. I never expected a movie based on CHIPS, but this is cool! Vincent D'Onofrio as a villain is great, as he is great in Daredevil! I wonder if Erik Estrada, and Larry Wilcox will make an appearance?


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9:11PM on 05/26/2015
Vincent D'Onofrio was Superb as the villain in Daredevil. I'm sure he'll bring the same great performance to this project.
Vincent D'Onofrio was Superb as the villain in Daredevil. I'm sure he'll bring the same great performance to this project.
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8:58PM on 05/26/2015

Like most cop shows from the late 1970's,

CHiPS has aged really badly, and is virtually unwatchable now. Kudos to Dax Shepard for dealing himself the Jon Baker role, as Ponch was the "sex symbol" of the two - I'm sure Erik Estrada got his teeth insured for seven figures. :P

I'll wait for the reviews, but not with bated breath. I'm not exactly on the edge of my seat for a CHiPS reboot. Vincent D'Onofrio always makes any show better, though.
CHiPS has aged really badly, and is virtually unwatchable now. Kudos to Dax Shepard for dealing himself the Jon Baker role, as Ponch was the "sex symbol" of the two - I'm sure Erik Estrada got his teeth insured for seven figures. :P

I'll wait for the reviews, but not with bated breath. I'm not exactly on the edge of my seat for a CHiPS reboot. Vincent D'Onofrio always makes any show better, though.
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8:47PM on 05/26/2015
I was in the mood for some CHiPs theme tune the other day...listened to it on repeat for about 25 minutes before watching some random clips from the show. Like most of my favourite 70/80's shows...it's dated terribly but back in the day...top level entertainment! ;o)
I was in the mood for some CHiPs theme tune the other day...listened to it on repeat for about 25 minutes before watching some random clips from the show. Like most of my favourite 70/80's shows...it's dated terribly but back in the day...top level entertainment! ;o)
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