Old movies turning into shows (Lethal Weapon), shows turning into movies (Baywatch), not exactly old but still old shows (Charmed and Gilmore Girls) is a practice that does not seem to be slowing down any time soon. Last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live introduced yet another show-turned-movie in the form of CHiPs starring Dax Shepard and Michael Pena. If the trailer is any indication, the movie is full of penis jokes, small explosions and buddy cop shtick. Let's not forget the mild destruction of Los Angeles and the probable overuse of "California Love."
The cast is somewhat well packed with Kristen bell (appropriately playing Shepard's wife), Maya Rudolph, Ben Falcone, Adam Brody, Wilmer Valderrama, Ryan Hansen, and Vincent D'Onofrio playing the villain. Shepard actually takes the duty of writing, directing and producing making this his baby; much like 21 Jump Street and Jonah Hill. Still though. at this pace, every show from the 70's, 80's, 90's and early 2000's will probably be brought back in some form. I personally cannot wait to see who they get to play Arnold Jackson for the Diff'rent Strokes movie. CHiPs is set to release on March 24.