Hollywood’s obsession with re-making crappy 70′s tv shows into big screen blockbusters knows no end. This time, we’re going to be tortured with the movie version of CHiPs. And even worse, Wilmer Valderrama will play “Ponch.”
The movie will be an action-comedy set in the present day. The formula has worked well for Warner [Bros.], which has had success with recent TV-to-film translations such as “Starsky & Hutch” and “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, whoever is producing this horrifyingly bad idea is building it all around Wilmer. If I’m going to be subjected to this, then it damn well better be historically accurate for the time period. That means lots of casual, unprotected, coke fueled group sex. Wilmer can certainly draw on his long list of unexplicable conquests for cameos.