Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros have announced plans to remake the 1991 film Point Break. The original film famously starred Patrick Swayze as Bodhi, a surfer-bank robber, and Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah, the FBI agent working undercover aiming to take him down.
Alcon Entertainment, currently about to release Dolphin Tale and the company responsible for The Blind Side, made the announcement this week. Point Break, circa the new millennium, has been put on the fast track for production and release.
It has been two decades since Reeves learned how to surf with Gary Busey encouraging him. The new story will apparently surround the world of extreme sports, although it occurs to Movie Fanatic that in order to keep that title, one of those sports must include surfing.
The original 1991 flick featured a director in Kathryn Bigelow who recently won an Oscar for Best Director for The Hurt Locker.
"Point Break wasn't just a film, it was a Zen meditation on testosterone fueled action and manhood in the late 20th century and we hope to create the same for the young 21st,” the new film’s producer, Michael DeLuca, said.