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CHiPs aired on six seasons for NBC, and it will be back on the big screen in 2017. Deadline reported that Warners Bros has now set the release date for the revival. The feature film will star Dax Shepherd and Michael Pena as the duo Jon and Ponch. Fans of the franchise will be able to see the comedy film at a theater near them on August 11, 2017.
In addition, Daily Mail reported that the original actors behind Jon and Ponch, Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada, reunited on Saturday at The Chiller Theatre Toy, Model and Film Expo in New Jersey. Robert Pine, the father of actor Chris Pine and star of CHiPs, also appeared at the event.
Warner Bros. beefed up its 2017 release slate today, by issuing dates for three upcoming movies, their big screen adaptation of the hit TV series CHiPs (August 11, 2017), an adaptation of Stephen King's It (September 8, 2017) and an unspecified PG-13 comedy (December 22, 2017). Warner Bros. had already marked August 11, 2017 for an unknown "event film," but today they revealed which title will take that slot. As for the PG-13 comedy, that's anybody's guess at this point.
Deadline reports that CHiPs will go up against Sony Pictures' Emoji on August 11, 2017, but it will also open one week after three highly-anticipated summer movies. 20th Century Fox will be unveiling Alien: Covenant on August 4, 2017, while Universal Pictures will release Pitch Perfect 3 and Open Road Films will debut Blazing Samurai on the same date. As of now, no other movies are slated to hit theaters for the rest of that month, but that will surely change soon.
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