This year marks the 25th anniversary of two very special Keanu Reeves films: Point Break and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. But what makes this particular anniversary so significant is that these movies weren’t released within a few months of each other — they were released just seven days apart. It may very well have been the weirdest and most wonderful week in new movie release history, and one that hasn’t really been replicated since.
At this point, we can officially start calling the box office for Star Wars: The Force Awakens astonishing. Last week’s record breaking opening was massively impressive, but the endurance showcased by the film’s second weekend is even more so. Not only is the film doing well, but word of mouth is strong enough to propel it to a sophomore weekend gross that most movies would kill to earn in their entire runs. However, the holiday weekend was kind to many movies, including most of the five new releases, making this one of the strongest top 10s we’ve seen in quite some time.
The world wasn’t exactly crying out for a remake of Point Break, but here we are. We didn’t ask for a modern take on Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 action semi-classic, but maybe we did something to deserve it. Then again, if the new trailer is any indication, we don’t know what anyone could have possibly done to deserve this movie happening to them.
Today’s word is Extreme. That’s the big word in the first trailer for the Point Break remake, based on Kathryn Bigelow’s action thriller classic starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. Luke Bracey takes on the Reeves role with Edgar Ramirez in place of Swayze in the new film, which transforms the adrenaline junkie surfer bank robbers into extreme sports enthusiasts with extremist ideals.
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 The pair have been replaced by Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez in the remake, which premiered its first photos and trailer at CinemaCon this week.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.
Keanu Reeves discusses his career shift of recent years – years in which he’s also been berated with questions about a possible third ‘Speed’ movie. As it turns out, he still hasn’t even seen ‘Speed 2: Cruise Control.’ Reeves explains why that is, what he thinks about the planned ‘Point Break’ remake, and reminisces about making out with Paula Abdul.
Just last week we reported that the 'Point Break' remake suffered a blow, losing leading man Gerard Butler just weeks before the film was scheduled to begin shooting. But the production team hasn't wasted any time finding his replacement: Edgar Ramirez, star of the upcoming horror flick 'Deliver Us From Evil' (which just dropped a new spooky trailer today) will take Butler's place.
Bad news for 'Point Break': the upcoming remake of Kathryn Bigelow's cult classic will have to hit the waves without Gerard Butler, as the actor has officially dropped out of the project. It's not great news for the production team, but maybe it's good news for Butler, as this might be the best decision he's made in a while.