Kathryn Bigelow's "Point Break" is cemented as one of the best-worst movies of the 1990's. They are officially remaking the cult classic and I'm not going to beat around the bush; I'm not too happy about it. Is nothing sacred?!
Production company Alcon bought the rights in 2011 and Kurt Wimmer penned the script. At one point, Christopher Nolan’s director of photography Wally Pfister, who will be making his big-screen debut with "Transcendence", was offered the director’s chair.
It has now been confirmed that "Fast and the Furious" cinematographer Ericson Core, will helm the project. "Fast and Furious" definitely feels like a "Point Break" ripoff, so maybe this is a good fit. Although with a film as sacred to many as "Point Break", perhaps a more seasoned director would do it more justice, if it must be done at all.
What made "Point Break" so great is that all the characters and scenarios were so ridiculous, that they were awesome. Keanu Reeves' stiffness and cheesy delivery worked perfectly for the role of Johnny Utah; a hotshot FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a group of hardcore surfers and adrenaline junkies, who moonlight as Los Angeles' most successful group of bank robbers. Patrick Swayze was amazing as the spiritual and philosophical leader of the gang, Bodie.
Not many details have been released about the remake yet but is said that "the film is set in the world of international extreme sports, and like the original involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring."
Director Kathryn Bigelow has come a long way from her surfer-heist to her Oscar winners "Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty". I wonder what she thinks about this film being remade...
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