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Point Break Gets a Sequel with Jan de Bont!

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May 13, 2008
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Point Break

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?

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  • marco
    I think this movie could be great but it needs both Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves to keep it from sucking. Also, dosn't Swayze have cancer?
  • Matt Suhu
    agreeing w/ #1. This film will die if both Keanu and Swayze are not starring in it.
  • Jeff
    Sounds a lot like The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe. Buy that I mean...DIRECT TO VIDEO.
  • http://movieguyreviews4u.blogspot.com Ryan
    Flop.
  • avoidz
    It was a movie of its time. Leave it alone. It doesn't ever need a sequel. Meatball sandwiches (two!) for everyone in honor of Gary Busey's great character :)
  • nha
    shocked this never had a sequel made earlier. Look at the Fast and Furious franchise.. and thats a copy of this original.
  • Karni
    This is terrible, this idea. In fact, all of the people on this page are now dumber for having read it.
  • beaver
    sounds TERRIBLE
  • Ron Condon
    Point Break was a great project to be a part of. I got to film much of the surfing action sequences for the original film. Patrick was fearless in some of the bigger Hawaiian surf we shot in. Keanu was perfect for his role and a pleasure to work with. Katherine Bigalow deserves a lot of credit too for giving the film an edge that stood the test of time. And don't forget Peter Abrams and Robert Levy of Tapastry films.....those guys shopped that film around for so long before it was finally green lighted. With the new water cameras and insain shooting tecniques we now do in the surfing world this film should rock!
  • Jont
    they should have just made the sequel and not called it the sequel this could have been sweet stand alone, i dont think anyone would have even noticed and if patrick swayze has pancreatic or highly matasitc cancer there is no way hes going to be in anyfilm unless its a documentry about people with pancreatic or you guessed it highly matastic cancer
  • Rach
    Keanu and Patrick both please! What a wonderful healing project for Patrick to be involved in! What a superb follow up role for Keanu! Such a beautiful magical wonderful idea that every Point Break fan and surf lover will adore... BRING IT ON PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! Rachxoxo

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