I'm not only a sucker for a good remake of classic cheese, but I also love musing over who should be cast as classic characters. Sometimes my vision makes it, like Christian Bale's lips getting the chance to pout below that tight Batman mask, and sometimes it isn't meant to be, like Maggie Gyllenhaal as a classy Lois Lane. Somehow, in all of the discussions I have had over the years concerning remakes, CHiPs never occurred to me. However, I really don't think I could've come up with someone better to take over Ponch than Wilmer Valderrama.
Cinematical has been followingthe development of this remake for a while now. While recent rumors have given the new Ponch his twenty-first century Jon Baker, Valderrama recently set the record straight during a press junket. There is no saucy partner signed onto the project yet, although Wilmer's wording didn't completely rule out Chris Evans in the part.
What is more promising is Valderrama's attitude towards the remake. The word "remake" usually makes us queasy, and leads to many questions. Will it be a farce like The Brady Bunch Movie? Will it seem too different like Miami Vice? Wilmer insists that this current-day adaptation will be respectful, colorful and fun. Although they've got the script and are currently looking for a director, I wonder if the feather-haired duo will hold the same magic outside the unique style of the seventies and eighties?
[via Cinema Blend]