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

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September 12, 2011
Source: Deadline

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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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Reader Feedback - 37 Comments

1

It was already remade in the early 2000's under the name "The Fast and The Furious."

JP on Sep 12, 2011

2

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.

Xerxexx on Sep 13, 2011

3

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.

Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011

4

lol, epic.

Xerxexx on Sep 13, 2011

5

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.

Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011

6

They already remade this, it's called The Fast & The Furious.

The_Kid89 on Sep 12, 2011

7

To quote one of the musicians who played a bit part in the original: 'That would be a waste of time...'

Crapola on Sep 13, 2011

8

I vote Keanu reprises his role.

ron on Sep 13, 2011

9

Don't remake Point Break...I beg you, Don't remake Point Break!

Xerxexx on Sep 13, 2011

10

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!

Blue Silver on Sep 13, 2011

11

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.....

Jericho on Sep 13, 2011

12

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

Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011

13

you know you're getting old when a movie with keanu reeves is getting remade.

Xtheory on Sep 13, 2011

14

Is there no originality left in Hollywood?

Bolt1960 on Sep 13, 2011

15

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.

unhappy camper on Sep 13, 2011

16

oh yeah, about the Godfather.....

Jericho on Sep 13, 2011

17

The US should declare war on Hollywood

Geoffrey Shauger on Sep 13, 2011

18

They might as well remake the matrix and forrest Gump

Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011

19

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.

grimjob on Sep 13, 2011

20

Don't you mean "spiral down in a muck".

The Douche on Sep 13, 2011

21

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?

ur_babys_daddy on Sep 13, 2011

22

STOP REMAKING PATRICK SWAYZE MOVIES!!!!!!!!!!! no swayze, no wayze

Bcopes37 on Sep 13, 2011

23

STOP REMAKING PATRICK SWAYZE MOVIES!!!!!!!!!!! no swayze, no wayze

Bcopes37 on Sep 13, 2011

24

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

Serena Grace on Sep 13, 2011

25

Jeez...make a sequel, not a remake....

David Banner on Sep 13, 2011

26

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!!!!

Matt97 on Sep 13, 2011

27

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.

Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011

28

I like it.

Xerxexx on Sep 13, 2011

29

Remakes are abounding in Hollywood.  There is also Logan's Run in the works as well. 

cinemabandit on Sep 13, 2011

30

"Utah! Gimme two."

The Douche on Sep 13, 2011

31

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze0dnPeXcHk

Tester on Sep 13, 2011

32

This sucks! Pointbreak is a classic! Leave it alone!

Avi on Sep 13, 2011

33

noooooo! in a related topic. Has anyone seen the live Point Break in Los Angeles? 

indiefilmfund on Sep 13, 2011

34

f*ck hollywood....

David Darida on Sep 13, 2011

35

AS TED THEODORE LOGAN WOULD SAY..." NOOOO WAYYY"

CHAOS79 on Sep 14, 2011

36

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.

Magdalena on Sep 23, 2011

37

"Welcome to Sea World kid!" Fuck this remake! Sequel maybe, remake . . . . . NO

Jason Martin on Sep 25, 2011

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