In Alcon Entertainmentâ€™s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller â€œPoint Break,â€ a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes â€“ led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways.
Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes.
The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by elite athletes representing the worldâ€™s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.
The film stars Ã‰dgar RamÃrez (â€œZero Dark Thirty,â€ â€œThe Bourne Ultimatum,â€ â€œCarlos the Jackalâ€) as Bodhi, and Luke Bracey (â€œG.I. Joe: Retaliation,â€ â€œNovember Manâ€) as Johnny Utah, along with Ray Winstone (â€œNoah,â€ â€œThe Departedâ€), Teresa Palmer (â€œWarm Bodiesâ€) and Delroy Lindo (â€œSahara,â€ â€œGone in Sixty Secondsâ€), under the direction of Ericson Core (â€œInvincibleâ€).
Core directed from a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer (â€œSalt,â€ â€œLaw Abiding Citizenâ€). Alcon principals Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove produced, along with John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer. Studio Babelsberg also co-produced. RGM Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick, Chairman of Marloss Entertainment, served as executive producers.
Renowned extreme athletes performing stunts in the film include surfers Laird Hamilton, Sebastian Zietz, Makua Rothman, Billy Kemper, Brian Keaulana, Ahanu Tson-dru, Ian Walsh, Laurie Towner, Dylan Longbottom, Albee Layer, Bruce Irons, Tikanui Smith and Tuhiti Humani; snowboarders Xavier De Le Rue, Louis Vito, Christian Haller, Lucas DeBari and Ralph Backstrom; skateboarders Bob Burnquist and Eric Koston; motorcyclists Riley Harper and Oakley Lehman; wingsuit stunt pilots Jon Devore, Julian Boulle, Noah Bahnson, Jhonathan Florez and Mike Swanson, and consultant Jeb Corliss; and free climber Chris Sharma, among others.
Making cameos in the film are DJs Steve Aoki, Seth Troxler and The Art Department, as well as sports commentator and TV host Sal Masekela.
Director Ericson Core, who served as director of photography on such films as â€œInvincible,â€ â€œThe Fast and the Furiousâ€ and â€œPayback,â€ also serves as director of photography on â€œPoint Break.â€ Other behind-the-scene team members include Oscar-winning editor Thom Noble (â€œThelma & Louise,â€ â€œWitnessâ€), production designer Udo Kramer (â€œNorth Face,â€ â€œThe Physicianâ€) and Oscar-nominated costume designer Lisy Christl (â€œAnonymous,â€ â€œWhite House Downâ€).
â€œPoint Breakâ€ is inspired by the classic 1991 hit starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. It is scheduled for release in 3D and 2D in select theaters on December 25, 2015, and will be distributed in North America and in select territories around the world by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.