There have been several big screen adaptations of popular television series from the '70s and '80s made over the last few years including Starsky & Hutch, The Dukes of Hazzard and most recently The A-Team. But fans are still waiting for one extremely popular series from that era to finally come to the big screen ... CHiPs! The series about California's Highway Patrol motorcycle officers, which featured Larry Wilcox as Officer John Baker and Erik Estrada as Officer Frank "Ponch" Poncherello, has long been rumored to be in development as a feature film starring former That '70s Show actor Wilmer Valderrama. We recently had a chance to catch up with Wilmer Valderrama while he was out promoting his new independent film, The Dry Land, which opens in theaters on July 30th and co-stars America Ferrera.
Since we haven't heard any news about a CHiPs film recently we wanted to find out from Valderrama himself, if that is a project that he is still working on? "Yeah, we're looking to be gearing up for that early next year," answered the actor. "I'm finishing up a bunch of stuff this year and there have been a bunch of development problems over at Warner Bros. so we're just gearing up again right now to do it," Valderrama explained. Finally, we asked him if he was still planning on playing Ponch in the film? "Yeah, I'm going to have fun with it man."