‘Point Break’ Remake Photos Feature Some Running and Some Surfing
One of the more curious remakes to emerge in recent years is the upcoming redo of Point Break, Kathryn Bigelow’s action classic which originally starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. The pair have been replaced by Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez in the remake, which premiered its first photos and trailer at CinemaCon this week. The trailer hasn’t landed online yet, but you can check out the images to get your first peek at your new Bodhi and Johnny Utah.
We’ve included the full-size versions of the images below, which feature Ramirez and Bracey in the roles of Bodhi and Utah, respectively. Ramirez is taking on the role originated by Swayze, as a surfer and ringleader of a group of bank robbers, while Ramirez plays the Reeves role of a cop who goes undercover with the crew to try and bring them down.
The Point Break remake intends to up the action stakes a little: instead of just surfing, the criminals are extreme sports enthusiasts, and rather than just robbing banks, they’re pulling off a string of corporate heists. Ericson Core, who was a cinematographer on The Fast and the Furious, directed the film from a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Equilibrium).
In Alcon Entertainment’s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller Point Break, a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string of staggering crimes that kill innocent people and send the world’s economy into a tailspin.
Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the callous architects of these inconceivable crimes.
The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by extreme athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.
Early tweets from critics out of CinemaCon indicate that the extreme sports stuff looks great, but that the film appears to lack the fun and excitement of the original. If no one raises their gun in the air and goes “Ahhhhh!” then this movie is useless. Point Break hits theaters on December 25.