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Edgar Ramirez Replacing Gerard Butler in the 'Point Break' Remake

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May 14, 2014
Source: Variety

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Just over a week ago, the mostly unnecessary remake of Point Break lost one of their leading men. Gerard Butler was slated to take over the role of Bodhi, the extreme surfer and thief played by Patrick Swayze in the original 1991 action thriller directed by Kathryn Bigelow. However, the actor dropped out due to scheduling issues and creative conflict. Producers wanted to find a replacement as quickly as possible in order to stick with their production schedule, and Variety reports Deliver Us from Evil and Wrath of the Titans star Edgar Ramirez is now in talks to take over the lead role in the remake directed by Ericson Cole. Read on!

The story hasn't changed much as it still focuses on an FBI agent (Luke Bracey) infiltrating a ring of criminals who are also immersed in the world of extreme sports. The first film featured the thieves also being skilled surfers, but it's not clear if a different sport will be substituted in its place this time. In addition, Ray Winstone has taken the role of Pappas, played by Gary Busey in the original film. We're still not really interested in this remake, but at least with Ramirez in the lead, this won't be a complete bust. Unfortunately, we don't think he's good enough to make this worth our time. What do you think?

UPDATE: The film has been given a release date of August 7th, 2015. So make other plans.

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments

1

This ship is still going down, no matter the captain.

Nick Sears on May 14, 2014

2

Oh jesus, the same director that did Daredevil??? My hopes for this movie have now dropped significantly. There will have to be stellar performances by the cast. Of course Ray Winstone always does amazing.

Rock n Rollllll on May 14, 2014

3

It's a shame that Ben Affleck couldn't do this one as Bodhi, he'd be perfect. I really hope its "Extreme" roller-blading or maybe snowboarding this time around. Maybe Shaun White can be one of the bank robbers. I'm very excited about this remake. Ha Ha Ha

SteadyEddieTX on May 14, 2014

4

I agree Winstone is great, and Ramirez would be great too... as Johnny Utah (the younger agent). These two could've given it a little more edge... ok Hollywood... I mean "made it grittier" or whatever. Oh well.

Akirakorn on May 14, 2014

5

I don't get why you would remake a film that has aged well.... and its not even that old!

Cadeyn on May 14, 2014

6

"You ever shot two guns in the air, whilst yelling, 'NOOOOOO!!!'?"

DAVIDPD on May 14, 2014

7

Calling it now... direct to disc.

avconsumer2 on May 15, 2014

8

Porint Break already has been remade. It was called "Fast and Furious." Vin Diesel was the Bodi character and Paul Walker played the Johnny Utah character. It was beat for beat the same film.

fatjitsu on May 15, 2014

9

You can't call a movie 'Point Break' without surfing. It's a surf term for a particular wave break. Not sold on this I'm afraid. The original is a modern classic.

Iain Harris on Sep 4, 2014

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