Above is the first official trailer for the wholly uneccesary Point Break remake and although it looks actiony and sweaty enough it sadly seems to be lacking in something.
Directed by Ericson Cove, (Invincible), this time around Johnny Utah, played by Luke Bracey, (The November Man) takes on an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists led by the enigmatic Bodhi, played Edgar Ramirez, (The Bourne Ultimatum).
Sounds like Ray Winstone, who plays Angelo Pappas, a role originally fleshed out by Gary Busey, has been attending the Dick Van Dyke School of movie accents. Terrible.
Point Break is scheduled for release on Christmas Day.
With a slew of re-makes in the pipeline, including Total Recall and Blade Runner, (oh yes they are), it should come as no surprise that Hollywood players are gearing up to re-make the cult surfing action movie Point Break. A film which pretty much cemented Keanu Reeves fame, boosted the career of Patrick Swayze and gave us possibly the finest Gary Busey performance ever captured on celluloid, (see video above).
Apparently the rights to the film have been bought by a company called Alcon and slated to produce, along with the company’s co-founders Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, is Michael DeLuca, (Rush Hour 2, Drive Angry, Blade 2), who is positively bristling with enthusiasm over the prospect:
‘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!”