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Old 09-12-11, 05:30 PM
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Point Break - REMAKE (2015, Core) - S: Ramirez, Bracy, Winstone, Palmer

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LOS ANGELES, CA., SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 – Financing and production company Alcon Entertainment is set to remake the 1991 action-thriller POINT BREAK as a feature film for release by Warner Bros, its home studio, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnsonand Andrew Kosove. The Alcon principals 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 who also wrote the screenplay (“Salt,” “Law Abiding Citizen,” upcoming “Total Recall”). RGM Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick, Chairman ofMarloss Entertainment, will serve as Executive Producers. The film is being fast tracked, with the filmmakers set to take theproject 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 criminalring, 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.” Adds DeLuca “’Point Break’ wasn’t just a film, it was a Zen meditation on testosterone fueled action and manhood in the late 20th centuryand 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 GaryBusey, was produced by Largo Entertainment and released by Fox.
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Why remake a classic?


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fck that. i'm paddling to new zealand.
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Why remake a classic?


The story wasn't original to begin with. When it first came out it reminded me of Charlie Sheen's No Man's Land from a few years earlier. It's the same exact story. I'm sure NML wasn't original either but Point Break was almost a carbon copy of NML. Surf boards instead of Porsches.

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No Man's Land

Benjy Taylor is a rookie cop who goes undercover to nab a gang of car thieves led by Ted Varrick. Taylor becomes too involved and starts to enjoy the thrill and lifestyle of the car thieves, and falls in love with Varrick's sister Ann.

Point Break

In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves the ex-presidents. commit their crimes while wearing masks of ex-presidents Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send young agent Johnny Utah undercover at the beach to mix with the surfers and gather information. Utah meets surfer Bodhi and gets drawn into the lifestyle of his new friend.
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Hollywood really pisses me off...that's all I'm saying about this.
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^is Keanu gonna make a cameo...that be kinda lame
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they did already. It was called "The Fast and the Furious".
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Shia LaBeouf is in talks to play "Johnny Utah".
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they did already. It was called "The Fast and the Furious".
There you go. Same fuckin' movie. I actually forgot about that.
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It was a cool movie but what are they trying to accomplish? Was something wrong with Point Break? Do millions of people care for Point Break?
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Starring Taylor Lautner, Shia LeBeauf, and James Earl Jones.
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^is Keanu gonna make a cameo...that be kinda lame
A cameo from Keanu would be better than one from Swayze.
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A cameo from Keanu would be better than one from Swayze.
A Swayze cameo wouldn't be possible considering he's 6 feet under.
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A Swayze cameo wouldn't be possible considering he's 6 feet under.
Fuck, he died?

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Fuck, he died?

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He died of Pacreatic cancer 2 years ago shortly after he worked on an A&E TV show called "The Beast" He worked on the show while doing chemo and taking cancer meds.
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they did already. It was called "The Fast and the Furious".
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No Don Swayze = No Sale!
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Fuck, he died?

RIP Bodie
wow...I thought everyone knew.
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A Swayze cameo wouldn't be possible considering he's 6 feet under.
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I'm not even sure why they're calling it Point Break. Like others have mentioned, the same exact story has already been done numerous times already under different names.

At it's core, it's a neat idea...boy scout undercover cop gets drawn into the very illegal world that he/she is trying to bring down. It's been done to death, but each time still seems to be popular. Really who cares what the name of the movie is?

It's like Straw Dogs. I think I mentioned this in the actual thread, but why bother even calling it Straw Dogs? The orginal really isn't a very well known movie and the name "Straw Dogs" means absolutely nothing to the average American movie-goer especially anybody under 30. Most people nowadays don't even know who Sam Peckinpah is. I'm sure a lot of people here do, but this is a movie forum so chances are the overall level of movie knowlege of the people here is a lot higher than the average American that goes to the movies. Once again, the idea of the movie is cool...weeny little dude gets pushed too far and ends up defending his home against thugs. That concept has been done to death over the years too, so what's the point of trying to ride the coattails of a 40 year old movie? Just call it The Locals or The Intruders or something like that. A small percentage of people would just say "hey that sounds just like Straw Dogs" but most people wouldn't get the reference.
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Pretty soon they'll be remaking Speed.
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He died of Pacreatic cancer 2 years ago shortly after he worked on an A&E TV show called "The Beast" He worked on the show while doing chemo and taking cancer meds.
That was a joke in response to what the person said about him not being able to make a cameo since he was six feet under.....
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This idea just screams out for the cast of Twilight.

Taylor Lautner = Utah
Robert Pattinson = Bodie
Kristen Stewart = Lori Petty's character
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