Alcon Entertainment Plans to Remake the Action Thriller 'Point Break'

September 12, 2011
Source: Deadline

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?

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  • JP
    It was already remade in the early 2000's under the name "The Fast and The Furious."
    • Xerxexx
      Johnny went to arrest Bodhi and let him catch the big wave and we assume Bodhi dies, Brian just let Dom go...pretty much yeah...never thought of it that way.
      • Anonymous
        I always assumed Bodhi lived and Dom died of internal bleeding. 😀 Then the sequels came out and I realized Bodhi turned into a Penguin and hid out in Pengu Island while Dom was picked up by Nick Fury and turned snitch for their Eastern Europe division.
        • Xerxexx
          lol, epic.
    • Anonymous
      I'm sorry Busey made Point Break. Sure it's very similar but there's no way Buffalo Bill could compare. Actually add up all the side characters in FnF and they're still not enough.
  • The_Kid89
    They already remade this, it's called The Fast & The Furious.
  • To quote one of the musicians who played a bit part in the original: 'That would be a waste of time...'
  • ron
    I vote Keanu reprises his role.
  • Xerxexx
    Don't remake Point Break...I beg you, Don't remake Point Break!
  • Blue Silver
    Now, why the hell would they do that??? AGAIN, F-off, Hollywood.....And while you're at it- leave "The Crow" re-boot alone too!
    • Jericho
      honestly they would have remade that so much sooner if Brandon didn't die...i don't think a lot of people actually cared for it except for him alone.....
  • Anonymous
    I wish they had made a sequel as it was left open when they parted in Oregon not OZ............sorry but that area is located near Cannon Beach nowhere in OZ
  • Xtheory
    you know you're getting old when a movie with keanu reeves is getting remade.
  • Bolt1960
    Is there no originality left in Hollywood?
  • unhappy camper
    This is so pointless, why not just make a new movie with the same elements... Guess the Godfather remake is on the horizon. Next your gonna tell me they are remaking Requiem for a Dream... I hate Hollywood, this is why i dont go to the theater anymore.
    • Jericho
      oh yeah, about the Godfather.....
  • The US should declare war on Hollywood
  • Anonymous
    They might as well remake the matrix and forrest Gump
  • grimjob
    I have a headache. I swear to god, if they try to touch Big Trouble in Little China, I'm going to run amok and dismember people.
    • The Douche
      Don't you mean "spiral down in a muck".
  • ur_babys_daddy
    Stupid. Make your extreme sport movie just don't use Point Break as your title. Do you actually think fans of the original will jump for joy?
  • Bcopes37
    STOP REMAKING PATRICK SWAYZE MOVIES!!!!!!!!!!! no swayze, no wayze
  • Bcopes37
    STOP REMAKING PATRICK SWAYZE MOVIES!!!!!!!!!!! no swayze, no wayze
  • Serena Grace
    It's ripe for a remake. Shia LaBeouf, Penn Badgley or Chace Crawford as FBI Agent Johnny Utah Chad Michael Murray as Bodhi Simon Pegg or Eddie Izzard as FBI Agent Angelo Pappas Mischa Barton, Sophia Bush, Kat Dennings or Leighton Meester as Tyler Endicott Alec Baldwin as FBI Director Ben Harp
  • David Banner
    Jeez...make a sequel, not a remake....
  • Matt97
    I was simply going top say WTF, but i think this warrants a full on WHAT THE FUCK?! Is nothing safe. I am an up and coming Hollywood Director, and if someone even approached me with a remake I'd slap em in the FACE! New ideas, please!!!!
  • Anonymous
    No make it a sequel. Johnny Utah turned to surfer lifestyle gets caught up in some bad shit, enter Special Agent Angelo Pappas Jr (Jake Busey) who's got a grude, a badge, and... uh... needs work.
    • Xerxexx
      I like it.
  • cinemabandit
    Remakes are abounding in Hollywood.  There is also Logan's Run in the works as well. 
  • The Douche
    "Utah! Gimme two."
  • Tester
  • Avi
    This sucks! Pointbreak is a classic! Leave it alone!
  • noooooo! in a related topic. Has anyone seen the live Point Break in Los Angeles? 
  • David Darida
    f*ck hollywood....
  • CHAOS79
  • Magdalena
    I hope the remake will include Julie Michaels’ character, ‘Freight Train’, the strong, sexy, gorgeous and empowered fully naked young woman who beats up Keanu Reeves during the raid scene in the original. She is an inspiration to all of us women. Man! I feel like a woman!   After the FBI agents storm the house while she is in the shower, she screams and cowers in fear. She rams Utah from behind into the wall and he drops his gun. She punches in the face. She grabs his hair in both hands and drives his head into a mirror. Then she knees him in the balls. She drives her elbow into the back of his neck as he falls to the floor. She kicks him in the face with her foot. Leaving Utah slumped, she appears behind another FBI agent and drives a pair of scissors into his back. She pulls them out, goes for another stab, when Pappas spins her around and slams her face-first into the wall, knocking her out.
  • "Welcome to Sea World kid!" Fuck this remake! Sequel maybe, remake . . . . . NO




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