'Fast & Furious' Cinematographer to Direct the 'Point Break' Remake
by Ethan Anderton
April 11, 2013
Back in September of 2011, we heard that Alcon Entertainment was looking at a remake of Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 action thriller Point Break, a sort of modern classic in the genre starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. While we thought the idea might have fallen to the wayside, a press release from Alcon has announced that Ericson Core, the director of photography from The Fast and the Furious (the first film from 2001) and Daredevil and director of the sports drama Invincible, has been hired to direct the film that has become a genre classic. We know the story from the original, but how will this remake be different?
As of now, we don't really have any details. The press release says, "The new version of the film is set in the world of international extreme sports, and like the original involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring." No other plot points have been revealed. The big change will likely be from surfing to some other extreme sport, but that remains to be seen. Michael DeLuca (Moneyball, The Social Network) will produce along with John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and filmaker Kurt Wimmer. Shooting is supposed to begin at the end of this year, and Warner Bros. will distribute through their deal with Alcon. This seems like a risky move, and maybe one worthy of shooting a gun straight up into the air angrily, but the right cast, maybe Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson, this could be good. What do you think?