Original "CHiPS" Star Says Fans Probably Won't Like Movie Reboot

posted by Mike Salois - 

If the people behind the new take on "CHiPS" were hoping for the blessing from the original show's cast, they're not going to get it. Larry Wilcox, who starred in the show during it's entire six-year run, hasn't even seen the movie and he already doesn't like it. 

"I have not seen the film but the trailers looked like a soft-porn version of 'Dumb and Dumber,'" Wilcox says. "However, I hear the actors are both very talented and funny, so maybe it all works."

He isn't the first person to come out swinging against the "CHIPS" movie, which changed the spelling of the title to separate it from the show. Sue Walsh, a fan of the series, wrote a lengthy open letter to the movie's star and director Dax Shepard. "'CHiPs' was not just a '70s cop show," she writes. "It wasn't Shakespeare, no, but it did and does mean a whole lot to a whole lot of people."

"CHIPS" rolls into theaters today. 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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