Yet another Hollywood ‘lets turn a 70s cop show into a comedy movie’ has arrived in the form of the hugely disastrous first trailer for CHiPs. Starring Michael Peña and Dax Shepard (whom also directs, which makes sense considering how awful this trailer is) as two L.A. motorcycle cops trying to foil a ring of crooked police officers.
Synopsis: 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.