'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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DAVIDPD on Apr 11, 2013


Lmao!! Right!!

Danielle Stivers on Apr 11, 2013


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.

Jen on Apr 11, 2013


Really unnecessary; they should just re-release the original and slap a (2013) production date on that bitch. Movie still holds up great. on Apr 11, 2013


'The Fast and the Furious' was a remake of 'Point Break'

JP on Apr 11, 2013


Wow, good call, never even thought of that.

Cody W on Apr 11, 2013


I would not call it a remake, but a retelling? Sure same plot point.

Brian Sleider on Apr 11, 2013


I don't really have a problem with remakes. I think they're neat. I am prepared to be downvoted mercilessly.

OfficialJab on Apr 11, 2013


You're the majority actually, Hollywood wouldn't keep making them if people didn't want to see them.

Matt Peloquin on Apr 11, 2013


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.

Brian Sleider on Apr 11, 2013


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.

Matt Peloquin on Apr 11, 2013


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.

Brian Sleider on Apr 11, 2013


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.

Matt Peloquin on Apr 12, 2013


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.

Brian Sleider on Apr 12, 2013


Then why have so many big budget movies been bombs lately? I guess people aren't that brain washed

Shoobity on Apr 11, 2013



Bl00dwerK on Apr 11, 2013


Another remake, hollywood and their laziness to come up with Genuine Ideas.

Rain Spider on Apr 11, 2013


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!

MATT97 on Apr 11, 2013


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...

Isildur_of_Numenor on Apr 11, 2013


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.

Armitage on Apr 11, 2013


Channing Tatum and the Rock!? What's the extreme sport going to be, strip wrestling??

nogoodnamesleft90210 on Apr 11, 2013


Oh I so hope they make thus movie! Zac Efron as Johnny, Bradley Cooper as Brody and Gary busey's boy as Johnny partner.

Danielle stivers on Apr 11, 2013


Fuck's sake. Another stupid remake that won't live up to the hype or capture what made the original great.

grimjob on Apr 11, 2013


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.

Last Son on Apr 11, 2013


Not going to lie, love that idea!

Crazy Legs on Apr 11, 2013


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.

Crazy Legs on Apr 11, 2013


If Channing Tatum is in the movie it will fail. Shouldn't reboot this movie, you can't replace those actors.

Very Right on Apr 11, 2013


The last movie that need to be remade....

Bigelow fan on Apr 11, 2013


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

circusninja on Apr 12, 2013


We must protest:

Super Dingo on Apr 12, 2013


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.

AJ on Apr 12, 2013

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