The Hollywood Reporter (US), September 12, 2011

'Point Break' to Be Remade by Alcon and Warner Bros.

The original 1991 movie, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.

by Gregg Kilday

Point Break, the 1991 thriller set against the world of surfing, is getting an extreme-sports make-over, courtesy of Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros.

In the original film, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, Keanu Reeves starred as Johnny Utah, an undercover FBI agent looking for a gang of bank robbers, led by Patrick Swayze’s Bodhi, amid the Southern California surfing scene. The new version, with a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer (Salt), will be set in the world of international extreme sports and also involve an FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring.

Alcon co-founders and ce-CEOS Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson secured rights to the project, which is marking its 20th anniversary, from Singapore-headquartered RGM Media, John McMurrick and Chris Taylor. Kosove and Johnson will produce along with Michael DeLuca, John Baldecchi, Taylor and Wimmer. RGM Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor McMurrick, chairman of Marloss Entertainment, will serve as executive producers.

The film, which Warners will distribute, is being fast tracked, with the filmmakers set to take the project out to directors soon. The original movie was produced by Largo Entertainment and released by Fox.

In addition to the feature rights, Alcon has also secured television and gaming rights to Point Break.

“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,” Broderick and Kosove said.

"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!,” DeLuca added.




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LucaM
(2011-09-14 00:31:56)
 "Point Break wasn't just a film, it was a Zen meditation on testosterone fueled action and manhood in the late 20th century"

... and that's why you people should leave it the eff alone. Wimmer's scripts may have good (sometimes great) action scenes but the plots are weak. Not sure he'd know what Zen is even if it sat on his face. :

ShadowSpark
(2011-09-14 17:00:17)
 To borrow a useful quote from Kevin Flynn: "You're really messing with my Zen thing, man."

In other words, if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it!!! It's fine the way it is. Not a great movie, but they don't have to mess with it.

inkhuldra
I vote for... (2011-09-14 18:13:26)
 ...having Zen sit on Wimmer's face until he suffocates -- or gives up his plans to ruin someone else's great work. Because, for an action movie of its time, PB was really & truly awesome.
Anakin McFly
(2011-09-14 23:10:20)

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...I actually really liked Wimmer's script for Law Abiding Citizen. :|
LucaM
(2011-09-14 23:52:52)
 Didn't watch that. And if Wimmer is the one who rewrote the Street Kings script we have in the archive,he gets good points. But, for crying out loud... Salt? Ultraviolet? The Recruit? Equilibrium - good fight scenes, but plot linear and predictable as all heck...
I know, I know, it's not about the what, it's about the how. But still. Since they're gonna make it anyway, I hope the director can save it :
Giladora
(2011-09-16 04:01:44)
 Salt? Ultraviolet? The Recruit? Equilibrium?? REALLY ??

for 21st century ?? means we are going to watch crazy visual effects and crazy editing for surfboarding and skydiving parts , HOT scenes on the beach and probably no line to remember ? :/ .. or not ?? Please GOD , prove me wrong :/


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