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Hollywood Set To Remake Cult Classic, Point Break

Alcon Entertainment has set plans to remake the 1991 action-thriller “Point Break.” The film is being fast tracked, with the filmmakers set to take the project out to directors soon. We are still not certain whether this is good news or bad news. Read More…


Alcon Entertainment has set plans to remake the 1991 action-thriller “Point Break.” The film is being fast tracked, with the filmmakers set to take the project out to directors soon. We are still not certain whether this is good news or bad news.

Producers Johnson and Kosove state:

Who doesn’t love the Kathryn Bigelow original and its pure heart-pounding action and thrills? Kurt’s take infuses the story and characters with new twists and settings. We’re very excited to be in business with Kurt, and Michael DeLuca, Chris Taylor, and John Baldecchi.

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, but plot points beyond that have not been revealed by the filmmakers.

The Bigelow original, starring Keanu Reeves , Patrick Swayze and Gary Busey , was produced by Largo Entertainment and released by Fox. The film went on to become an instant classic and remains beloved by the youth culture around the world. According to TheBigLead the remake will include the following actors:

Pappas: Robert Downey
Utah: Emile Hirsch
Bodhi: Hayden Christensen
Tyler: Adrianne Palicki from Friday Night Lights
Warchild: (MMA fighter to be named later)

Sorry, but no one can replace Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves! It is hard to believe this remake can match the original primarily because it wasn’t a cinematic masterpiece. The remake will undoubtedly soil the image and heartbeat of the orginal. But that’s just one opinion. What is your take on it?

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Too soon?
Too soon?
10 years ago

Only way this will have a chance is if Keanu and Swayze make a cameo, oh wait…

BEERFIELDACADEMY
BEERFIELDACADEMY
10 years ago

Keep the classics pure, hollywood

BEERFIELDACADEMY
BEERFIELDACADEMY
10 years ago

Keep the classics pure, hollywood

BEERFIELDACADEMY
BEERFIELDACADEMY
10 years ago

Keep the classics pure, hollywood

BEERFIELDACADEMY
BEERFIELDACADEMY
10 years ago

Keep the classics pure, hollywood

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Will Anthony Keidis reprise his role??

Gr8laxer
Gr8laxer
10 years ago

Noooooooooo!  Please don’t do this…

Bruce
Bruce
10 years ago

I will watch this, enjoy it, then pour scorn on it for not being as legendary as the original.

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