Point Break to get remake

Point Break Remake

The answer to the eternal question of “Are we gonna jump, or just jerk each other off?” will soon be answered as Alcon Entertainment acquires the rights and the passion to remake Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break.

The original starred the late, great Patrick Swayze as surfer guru Bodhi, Keanu Reeves and Gary Busey. Highly parodied, especially for its homoerotic subtext, it is questionable as to whether anybody could recreate the sheer action perfection of the original, especially without the presence of the incomparable Swayze.

As the press release notes, the film is being fast-tracked by Alcon Entertainment, the same people who are behind the recently announced Blade Runner follow-up with Ridley Scott. The film had long been rumoured for a sequel, but this news shows that the future of the franchise will be treading familiar water.

Press Release
Alcon principals Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson secured rights to the project the week of the original film’s 20th anniversary from RGM Media, John McMurrick and Chris Taylor. Kosove and Johnson will produce along with Michael DeLuca, John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Law Abiding Citizen, upcoming Total Recall), who also wrote the screenplay. RGM Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick, Chairman of Marloss Entertainment, will serve as Executive Producers.

The film is being fast tracked, with the filmmakers set to take the project out to directors soon.

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.

State Johnson and Kosove: “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.”

Adds DeLuca “’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!”

In addition to the feature rights, Alcon has also secured television and gaming rights to POINT BREAK.

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.

We’ll bring you more on this shocking news as it…er…breaks.