Thanks to fan demand and following in the footsteps of award winning, critically acclaimed films such as The Dukes of Hazzard and Starsky and Hutch, popular 1970s motorcycle cop show CHiPS is returning to pop culture with a feature film reboot in March, and the trailer was revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. The reboot stars Michael Pena as Ponch and Dax Shepard as Jon, but the real question is, will Donnie Most reprise his role as the greatest heavy metal singer of all time: Moloch?!
Probably not, which begs the question – what good is this movie then?
Well, here’s the trailer anyway:
And here’s the official synopsis of the movie:
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.