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New Point Break Planned
Little hand says it's time to remake...

13 September 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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New Point Break Planned

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…


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RE: New Point Break Planned
@Ben Tramer. That guy is Australian. He used to be in Neighbours. More

Posted by hackthegibson at 17:26 on 14 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: New Point Break Planned
It'll work if they cast Pegg and Frost. More

Posted by matty_b at 14:37 on 14 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: New Point Break Planned
Seeing as I never liked the original I'd be happy for this never to happen...   Same goes for Dirty Dancing, Ghost or almost anything else Patrick Swayze was in; lets face it the guy was in some crap really, with the odd exception. More

Posted by Discodez at 14:32 on 14 September 2011 | Report This Post

"Young, Dumb And Full Of Cum"
They should only remake Point Break if they have the actor with The Worst Australian Accent In Movie History (sounds like Dick Van Dyke doing Cockney) playing the cop on the beach at the end. They didn't wait long for Swayze's corpse to go cold before they decided to reheat his greatest hits. More

Posted by BenTramer at 00:27 on 14 September 2011 | Report This Post

Don't do it!!
This is getting ridiculous. I hope this burns in development hell along with all the other remake dross!! I watched PB recently and its still a classic (keanu's acting aside) and doesn't need a reboot. Instead of remaking everything all the time why not just re-release it. It works for Star Wars!!! More

Posted by MrWeir77 at 20:08 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

FFS. Enough already. Make some original films. Otherwise in 20 years time we'll just be making reboots of reboots of reboots. When are we going to get a reboot of Inception. Next month, I expect. More

Posted by artilleryman at 15:56 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

No no no no no.... Oh wait, The Fast & The Furious. Carry on. More

Posted by UTB at 15:47 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

I know - Let's remake The Matrix! More

Posted by LSJShez at 15:01 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

Oh dear god!!!
All I'll say is NO!! This is getting ridiculous now! How many years has it been since someone last had an original idea in hollywood?? Are we (movie lovers that is) being punished for something? I'm going to go sit in the corner and quietly weep..... More

Posted by mushroom at 14:16 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

Go back to the valley....
no, no, no, no.. some of us still remember the first one and its a classic - is there no one in Hollywood with the balls to pitch a new idea?! More

Posted by glm1977 at 13:31 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

Oh...
...I just threw up in my mouth a little... More

Posted by waltham1979 at 13:01 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

Why?
Gonna be shit. We all know it. Probably star Shia Lebouef and Matthew McConaughey with the obligatory stunt cameo of Keanu Reeves looking embarressed to be there. Did Tron Legacy teach us nothing? Leave well alone. Make something original! More

Posted by Porter at 13:00 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

It's 20 years old?
Oh jesus. Jesus, I feel old. 20 Years?? Oh Jesus. etc...... More

Posted by TheMadFatChickKiller at 12:58 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

When F&F came out ...
... it was referred to as 'Point Break with cars'. Am I the only one who remembers this? How the f*ck does Point Break get any better by referencing a movie that was a knock-off of the original anyway?! It's like a photocopy of a photocopy. More

Posted by Nicky C at 11:27 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

"That would be a waste of time" "(They're) just gonna fuck (it) up!" More

Posted by LSJShez at 10:42 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

Horrendous idea
It goes to show the good general taste of the Empire forum that the feeling is unanimous here twofold, the original Point Break is an action classic and the mooted remake should be scorned before being given a chance. 1991, the action scenes still stand up because of the fantastic direction by Kathryn Bigelow...leave it alone! More

Posted by cadz at 10:29 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

Remake or Sequel??
If this is a remake, then whoever is devising this idea can f*ck right off!! But if it's a sequel, then there's always the possibility of it being decent. Don't get me wrong here, the vast majority of sequels churned out 20yrs after the classic original are normally sh!te e.g. Blues Brothers 2000. But just occassionally we're treated to a sequel in the vein of The Color Of Money. Obviously there are key ingredients required to produce a sequel of this calibre - an extremely good Director More

Posted by Bobby TwoTimes at 10:23 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

A New Level Of Low
Point break still holds up today, a perfect action movie. Let them make a sequel and fuck that up instead. More

Posted by burtbondy at 10:14 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

Bad idea!
Seriously, we all know what this is going to be: a clichéd, flat copy of the brilliant original, further watered down with a teeny friendly PG-13 rating. This will not work. Mark my words. More

Posted by kielerkai at 09:16 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

The Fast & the Furious was bascially Point Break anyway. What IS the point? Eh? More

Posted by Leeorami 2.0 at 09:12 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

WHAT?????
If you're citing Fast & Furious as inspiration and NOT the original Point Break then you know there are problems!!!!!! This is the worst idea since The Crow remake..............oh hold on that was only a couple of months ago!!! This news sucks!!! More

Posted by gavlaa32 at 09:10 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
Such a bad idea...... More

Posted by Your Funny Uncle at 08:52 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

No no no no no no bro More

Posted by Rhiannonsdaddy at 07:49 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

remake #2?
why does no-one acknowledge that the first fast and furious (diesel\walker version) was a flat out remake of point break with cars instead of surf boards? now they're citing f+f as inspiration? holy shit... More

Posted by nemesis prime at 07:02 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

How about these guys as the leads though...
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny Utah and Chris Hemsworth as Bodhi? Don't know who could play Pappas though... need to give that some thought (and no, Nicholas Cage NEVER crossed my mind). More

Posted by mattiefunkinmovie at 03:42 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

No!
Can't agree more. No, no, no, no, no, no, no! Why is it studio execs, who by their very definition, are supposed to know about movies, keep trying to churn out shit?? As a newly edited (and devalued) Vader would say: Nooooo! More

Posted by 99intheshade at 02:50 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

no no no no no . . .
Just plain no. Can the public boycot until creative people make original movies again? They seem to think no one remembers all of the originals. They were made in the 80's not the 20's, and families have some of them in their homes. Remake some obscure thing that may have just needed better writing during the strikes back in the day. Not every single "popular film" or "sleeper hit". Ugh More

Posted by helene727 at 02:21 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

no no no no no . . .
Just plain no. Can the public boycot until creative people make original movies again? They seem to think no one remembers all of the originals. They were made in the 80's (some in the early 90's) not the 20's, and families have some of them in their homes. Remake some obscure thing that may have just needed better writing during the strikes back in the day. Not every single "popular film" or "sleeper hit". Ugh More

Posted by helene727 at 02:19 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post


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