'Fast & Furious' Cinematographer to Direct the 'Point Break' Remake

April 11, 2013

Point Break

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?

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    • Danielle Stivers
      Lmao!! Right!!
  • Jen
    Does Hollywood ever have an original idea. I think this is a great movie and see no need to remake it. Lately, all these remakes seem very bad and just put a black cloud over the original movies.
    Really unnecessary; they should just re-release the original and slap a (2013) production date on that bitch. Movie still holds up great.
  • JP
    'The Fast and the Furious' was a remake of 'Point Break'
    • Cody W
      Wow, good call, never even thought of that.
    • Brian Sleider
      I would not call it a remake, but a retelling? Sure same plot point.
  • OfficialJab
    I don't really have a problem with remakes. I think they're neat. I am prepared to be downvoted mercilessly.
    • You're the majority actually, Hollywood wouldn't keep making them if people didn't want to see them.
      • Brian Sleider
        People(the unwashed masses) want to see what the TV tells them they want to see. Otherwise shitty movies would never top box office charts opening weekend.
        • So you're saying that people are brainwashed into seeing what the studios tell them? I disagree there because everytime you stand in front of a marquee to choose a film the studios are competing for your ticket money. Shitty movies top the charts because people would rather go with something rushed and familiar than something thought out and original. It's the same choice as when you decide to go to a restaurant you've eaten at before or try something new. Most people fear the unknown and want to get their moneys worth on something they know they'll like because they know what to expect. An example would be Cloud Atlas, original idea, but bombed at the box office because people don't want original, they want familiar. Cloud Atlas spent a ton on marketing too so that film would definitely poke a hole in your hypothesis that people see only what is marketed to them.
          • Brian Sleider
            During prime time runs I saw maybe 3 Tv spots for Cloud Atlas, That was all the media I saw for it, no billboards, no plugs on my Xbox, Nothing other than a few TV spots. I knew people who had NO IDEA what the movie was or that it was coming out. Compared to say...The Lorax 2012 11th top grosser, it had plugs on my Xbox live home page, bill boards, toys in happy meals, and other assorted media blitzes. The movie was shit. Even by kid movie standards (54 on rotten tomatoes). Or Snow White, High grossing crap movie. Also understand, if you are on this site you are not "the unwashed masses". Those people are the ones that drive ticket sales. I have yet to see "Cloud Atlas" so I cannot comment on its over all quality. I can say that from the moment I saw the first trailer I called that it was going to fail even in the comments on this site. Shit look at "Snakes on a Plane" that movie was 90 minutes of crap wrapped in Media hype that managed to be #1 movie for a weekend based solely on its advertising campaign. Maybe it is not a hard and fast rule, but it is certainly a good rule of thumb.
          • Jack The Giant Slayer was marketed a ton and still failed, but I think both of us can find films to prove or disprove each other. Good discussion though and you definitely got me thinking.
          • Brian Sleider
            Jack the Giant Slayer is a good example, it was marketed very heavily yet failed HARD. It did however manage to swoop #1 @ the box office that weekend. Good back 'n' forth good food for thought.
        • Shoobity
          Then why have so many big budget movies been bombs lately? I guess people aren't that brain washed
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  • Rain Spider
    Another remake, hollywood and their laziness to come up with Genuine Ideas.
  • MATT97
    I think for propose Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson you should be shot. Not for real, but with one of those guns that fires beanbags. Lunacy!
  • Isildur_of_Numenor
    Just cruised imdb to find a proper quote from the film to post and came across this: "What's the matter with you guys? This was never about the money, this was about us against the system. That system that kills the human spirit. We stand for something. We are here to show those guys that are inching their way on the freeways in their metal coffins that the human spirit is still alive." It's like Bodhi reminds us to go for originality instead of remaking stuff for easy money. Then again, Bodhi is a weirdo so...
  • Armitage
    This is getting really sad. It's one thing to remake a movie that had potential but for one reason or another just didn't pull it off, or if todays special effects could really make it special, or even if the sequels really dropped the ball (like Hellraiser)... but remaking recent movies just to throw the same story out at you again is pretty sad.
  • nogoodnamesleft90210
    Channing Tatum and the Rock!? What's the extreme sport going to be, strip wrestling??
  • Danielle stivers
    Oh I so hope they make thus movie! Zac Efron as Johnny, Bradley Cooper as Brody and Gary busey's boy as Johnny partner.
  • grimjob
    Fuck's sake. Another stupid remake that won't live up to the hype or capture what made the original great.
  • Last Son
    Point Break was a great film and doesn't need a remake. Maybe set the fiolm 20 years after the 1st film and bring back Keanu Reeves.
    • Crazy Legs
      Not going to lie, love that idea!
  • Crazy Legs
    Regarding the hardcore hatred towards remakes, guys they're not made for us. The audience that already know and love these films already had the originals. Remakes are made for new audiences, new audiences. Of course we can partake in the fun or lack of it but these movies are for a younger audience. Why do we act like this is a relatively new direction that Hollywood has taken? Remakes is a natural part of the art of story telling. Every time a different person told a story in a village they were essentially remaking the story they previously heard before. All I'm saying is that you don't need to like them or even watch them, they're not for you.
  • Very Right
    If Channing Tatum is in the movie it will fail. Shouldn't reboot this movie, you can't replace those actors.
  • Bigelow fan
    The last movie that need to be remade....
  • circusninja
    This is one movie that does not need a that Channing guy ? worst actor on the planet...and he still cant talk with out his ebonics ghetto accent..which makes him even worse
  • AJ
    This is ridiculous! Just stopped to say this. If there is a movie that doesnt need a remake is this. Grow a pair hollywood and make something new insted.




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