Warners Sets “CHiPs,” “It” 2017 Releases

Warner Bros. Pictures has officially set release date for two of its major re-imaginings of existing works. First up, Dax Shepard’s R-rated revamp of beloved 1980s tv series “CHiPs” will open August 11th 2017, while the Andy Muscetti-directed new adaptation of Stephen King’s “It” will open September 7th 2017.

“CHiPs” is said to be a more serious spin on the property, a film more along the lines of action movies with comedy elements ala “Lethal Weapon” and “Bad Boys”. Shephard and Michael Pena take the lead roles and are joined by Adam Brody, Ryan Hansen, Jessica McNamee, and Kristen Bell.

“It” was originally slated to have Cary Fukanaga penning and directing with Will Poulter in talks to take on the iconic role of Pennywise the Clown. Fukanaga dropped out after a series of creative disagreements with the studio, with “Mama” helmer Andy Muscetti taking on the film while Gary Doberman is reworking the script.

Source: Box-Office Mojo