Alcon Entertainment Plans to Remake the Action Thriller 'Point Break'
With remakes Short Circuit, Dirty Dancing, Total Recall and Footloose getting the remake treatment, frankly it's surprising that this much time has gone by before someone decided to remake the 1991 action thriller Point Break. Deadline reports it will be Alcon Entertainment making the bold move to remake the beloved film directed by The Hurt Locker helmer Kathryn Bigelow and starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. In the original film an FBI agent (Reeves) goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers (including Swayze) who are also bad-ass surfers. Plenty of you are probably reacting just like this right now.
Apparently the new version may not deal specifically with surfing, but is set in the world of international extreme sports,and like the original involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a crime ring. As if fans of the film mad about this remake needed to feel anymore slighted, the rights for this remake have been secured during the week of the original film's 20th anniversary. Kurt Wimmer, the man behind the script for Salt and the forthcoming Total Recall remake will write the remake, and the project will be taken out to directors soon. Alcon's co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove say, "“Who doesn’t love the Kathryn Bigelow original and its pure heart-pounding action and thrills? Kurt’s take infuses the story and characters with new twists and settings.” The first part of that statement seems like a good enough reason not to move forward with a remake, but that's Hollywood for ya. If you love something, then there's no reason it can't be changed to make it better. What do you think of a Point Break remake?