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G.I. Joe Retaliation's Luke Bracey Is The New Johnny Utah
For the Point Break Remake

25 February 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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The Point Break remake already has a Bodhi, in the shape of Gerard Butler. It has now locked down another key casting component, with Aussie actor Luke Bracey primed to take over from Keanu Reeves in the role of driven young FBI agent Johnny Utah.

Bracey, who comes from the Home And Away school of acting, has only popped up in a couple of films so far – lightweight rom-com Monte Carlo and as Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. But he does have a few films currently making their way through post-production, including Max Landis’ Me Him Her, indie Amnesia and Pierce Brosnan action thriller November Man. He also scored one of the main roles in new Nicholas Sparks adaptation Best Of Me.

In Point Break, with Kurt Wimmer re-imagining Katherine Bigelow’s 1991 film for director Ericson Core, he’ll be Utah, tasked with infiltrating the gang responsible for several daring heists. As he goes deeper undercover, he bonds with the leader, zen crime lord Bodhi, as the extreme sports criminals figure out their next targets. With a 2015 release date planned, shooting on the new Point Break should kick off in the summer.


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Your Comments

I don't have a problem with remakes...
... provided the original has dated a bit over the years. Films look and sound quite different to how they did in the 70s, 80s and even 90s, and even the pacing of contemporary films from a script point of view is quite different, so if an older film that I still like very much is remade and feels quite different I can often enjoy both versions. I'm not precious about old films that I like in any way. I quite enjoyed the Total Recall remake, despite the fact I love the original, and I will no do More

Posted by chrispdaniel at 23:48 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

Stop now, Stop now, Stop now.......
Stop this crap right now, we don't want this! Very few remakes have soul, enough said! Mr Butler you should know better. More

Posted by Theghostfrommars at 18:33 on 25 February 2014 | Report This Post

Point...less!
See what I did there! I'm just going to ignore this as I have done with RoboCop and the many others of recent times. This type of shite won't ever affect my love for the originals. More

Posted by Jonda Fett at 09:24 on 25 February 2014 | Report This Post

No... Just No!
WTF? I mean, seriously? You can't remake Point Break, it's awesome as it is. Utterly pointless. What is the deal with so many remakes, especially of films that are not that old? This has made me quite angry! More

Posted by poppyxxx at 08:44 on 25 February 2014 | Report This Post


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