September 14, 2011
'Point Break' set for remake
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Kathryn Bigelow's early '90s action classic, Point Break, which starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, is set to be remade. The story was first rumoured by Twitch in late June but now, as revealed by Variety, the reboot has been confirmed. Film company Alcon Entertainment, who have bought the rights to the original, released a statement saying: "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."
The script for the remake is believed to have been written, with Kurt Wimmer, writer of Salt and the forthcoming Total Recall remake, wielding the pen. A director has yet to be announced.
Point Break becomes the latest in a list of recently announced potential remakes that include, but are not limited to, Oldboy, War Games, Hellraiser, The Bodyguard and The Crow.
Point Break star Patrick Swayze, who played the surf-loving adrenaline junkie Bodhi, passed away in September 2009 after a fight against pancreatic cancer.
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