New Point Break Planned
Little hand says it's time to remake...
So how is venerable cult action classic Point Break celebrating its 20th anniversary? Chances are it’s awoken from a drunken bender to discover that Alcon Entertainment has bought up the rights and is planning a reboot. Happy birthday!
Over the last few years, there has been more chatter about a sequel to the Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze-starring original, with the last reports cropping up in 2008 about Point Break: Indo, which had Jan De Bont in the director’s chair and a plot about a new agent trying to track down Swayze’s Bodhi. That was most likely scuppered by the actor's death in 2009, but now the remake is bubbling away properly in development.
From the sounds of it, the updated take will blend the likes of The Fast and the Furious (which, let's face it, lifted PB's plot wholesale and just replaced surf with cars) and xXx into the original’s tale of surf-loving criminals: “The new version is set in the world of international extreme sports, and like the original involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring,'' the company said in a press release.
While Variety brings word that Alcon is involved, the gang at Twitch deserve the credit for rooting out the earliest rumours of the remake (and that Salt’s Kurt Wimmer is behind the script.) There’s no information on a director or any casting yet, but the company is looking to shove this one on the fast track.
Somewhere in Sandford, Danny Butterman is either squealing with delight or raging in anger down the local boozer at the news…