Point Break Gets a Sequel with Jan de Bont!
Oh no, look what Hot Fuzz has done! Realistically, I wouldn't say Hot Fuzz actually had an effect on this decision, but yes, Point Break is getting a sequel some 17 years after the original. Just incase you really don't know what it's about, the film stars Keanu Reeves as an FBI agent who is casing a gang of surfer bank robbers. Jan de Bont, of Speed and Twister, has been signed to direct the sequel now titled Point Break: Indo. The original screenwriter, W. Peter Iliff, is also back on this as well. No plot details have been officially revealed, but the film takes place 20 years after the disappearance of the surfer Bodhi, played by Patrick Swayze in the original.
Point Break: Indo will shoot soon in Singapore and Southeast Asia. I've got ot ask - is a Point Break sequel really necessary? I have nothing against Jan de Bont - if anything, he's probably one of the better action directors out there, although he hasn't really done anything since the Lara Croft Tomb Raider sequel in 2003. I'm hoping this isn't going to be an insanely cheesy update full of ridiculous action scenes just for the hell of it. Or maybe that's what would make this sequel kick as much ass as the original! The one thing that it does need or else it's guranteed to suck - Keanu Reeves!
Update: Apparently IESB actually has the plot synopsis. When Billy Dalton, military special ops and star surfer, is disqualified from the pro-surfing tour, he takes off for the coast of Bali looking for the perfect wave. While there he's recruited by a private security force who are trying to find a gang known as The Bush Administration, surfing outlaws and modern day pirates who work like "The Ex-Presidents," a bank robbing crew from Malibu twenty years ago.
What do you make of that? Box office gold here folks?