Warner Brothers has released the first trailer for Point Break, the remake of The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 action hit of the same name that starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.
The remake stars Luke Bracey in the role of Johnny Utah, Reeves’ role in the original, with Swayze’s Bodhi role being played by Edgar Ramirez. The movie also stars Teresa Palmer, Ray Winstone, and Delroy Lindo, and is directed by Ericson Core.
You can read a full synopsis for Point Break and check out the first trailer as well as a poster for the movie below.
The upcoming Point Break remake has lost its star.
It’s being reported that 300 and Olympus Has Fallen star Gerard Butler has dropped out of the movie, which will be a new take on the 1991 flick of the same name that starred Patrick Swayze as a surfer who’s part of a bank robbing operation and Keanu Reeves as an FBI agent who goes undercover as a surfer trying to find out who’s involved in the robberies.
Last month it was reported that 300 and Olympus Has Fallen star Gerard Butler would play Patrick Swayze’s Bodhi role in the planned remake of Point Break.
Now comes word that an actor has been chosen for the Johnny Utah character played by Keanu Reeves in the original. Australian actor Luke Bracey has been officially cast in the movie, which follows the same premise as the original, only set in the world of extreme sports instead of just surfing.
In 2012, Gerard Butler played a surfer in the movie Chasing Mavericks. As it turns out, this may have been something of an audition. According to sources, Butler is in final negotiations for one of the lead roles in Point Break, a remake of the 1991 action flick of the same name that starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.
Butler will play Bodhi, the character Swayze played in the original movie. Unlike Swayze’s character, who was a surfer, the new Bodhi is an extreme sports athlete who seeks to achieve great feats in various athletic endeavors, including surfing.
A director has been chosen for Point Break, a remake of the 1991 action flick of the same name that starred Keanu Reeves and the late Patrick Swayze.
It’s being reported that Ericson Core has been set to direct the remake. Core has worked as a cinematographer on movies like Payback, the original Fast and the Furious, and Daredevil, and made his directorial debut on the 2006 underdog movie Invincible, which starred Mark Wahlberg as a bartender who finds a way to try out and play for the Philadelphia Eagles.