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Gerard Butler Departs Point Break Remake
Vaya con Dios, brah

07 May 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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And just like that… he was gone. Whether you thought the idea of Gerard Butler taking over the Bodhi role in the Point Break remake had merit or you were opposed to the whole thing on religious grounds (yes, Keanu-ism is a religion), it’s no longer an issue. Butler has dropped out.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, his departure is due to a perfect storm of issues including creative differences and scheduling challenges, with Break’s international, months-long shoot likely to impact the planned autumn start for Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen.

So now director Ericson Core and the producers will need to find someone else willing to face the fire of stepping in to board shorts once owned by Patrick Swayze. The plan is still to kick off shooting next month on the film, which has Luke Bracey in the role of Johnny Utah, the FBI agent who infiltrates Bodhi’s bank robbing extreme sports gang, only to find his own loyalties questioned. Ray Winstone is reportedly also aboard as Utah’s partner, and the film – assuming it suffers no more setbacks – should be with us next year.


Who should step in to the Bodhi role now?
No one! There is only one Bodhi, and he's Patrick Swayze.
Keanu, in the grand tradition of stars switching roles for the remake.
Sean Pertwee, as anyone who's seen Blue Juice knows!
Matthew McConaughey, because too few people saw Surfer Dude.
Cameron Diaz. She surfs, and surely the world is ready for a gender-swapped Bodhi.
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RE: Right choice Gerard
I have real issues with this whole remake culture, what is the need, demand, thinking, cinematic advances etc etc that makes someone think this is a good idea ? I can only imagine the big sell : "You know that great, much loved film Point Break? Well, why don't we remake it for no reason at all that I can think of apart from an utter lack of imagination to do something new on my part ?" "Wow, yeah, I can see no reason to do it at all but hell, I got no imagination either" "That's a green More

Posted by OldGrey at 17:57 on 08 May 2014 | Report This Post

Dodged the remake bullet...
... but I wish Butler was starring in London Bridge Has Fallen Down. More

Posted by Big Bad Bob at 15:53 on 07 May 2014 | Report This Post

I am but one man and my opinion counts for shit, but this endless remaking of Hollywood's output is a very, very sad state of affairs indeed. It speaks massively of a lack of courage and vision to experiment and make new things. I don't care about all that in-built audience horseshit. Hollywood is eating itself and if there comes a day when it all implodes, they have only themselves to blame. More

Posted by Filmfan 2 at 14:31 on 07 May 2014 | Report This Post

Bring on the women
Love the idea of a female Bodhi. Cameron Diaz would be awesome. Would be the only reason to remake what is a 'not as cult as is thought/has no say on society' solid enjoyable film. More

Posted by pgmark at 12:33 on 07 May 2014 | Report This Post

BUSEY!
and who would EVER be able to take Busey's role? he shoulda surfed in the original too - they missed a trick there. the whole point remake thing is a just too terrible to contemplate. but then who cares? it'll be shit and it''ll just make the original seem even cooler than it already is! More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 12:27 on 07 May 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Right choice Gerard
Like many people I'm not a fan of remakes - I can see the commercial logic, and sometimes they work but generally they are artistically a poor relation of the original. Point Break is truly a classic film and artistically I doubt any remake could touch it. That said, the best thing this remake seemed to have in its favour was Gerard Butler. Without him I think the production is truly in trouble unless the producers can come up with something fabulous. More

Posted by beancounter at 11:09 on 07 May 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Right choice Gerard
Just about the most sensible decision Mr Butler has made for a very long time! More

Posted by Magenta at 09:42 on 07 May 2014 | Report This Post

Right choice Gerard
I just don't get why you'd remake this film. It hasn't dated that much and it is a classic action movie. As much as I don't like the unoriginality of remakes I understand it in certain cases. RoboCop may have been a huge disappointment but I get that there was scope for updating the original. But with Point Break? Absolutely don't see what the thinking is. More

Posted by Jonda Fett at 08:36 on 07 May 2014 | Report This Post


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