‘Point Break’ Remake Casts Its New Keanu Reeves

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Briefly: Yes, that Point Break remake is actually moving forward. Ericson Core (Invincible) is directing the film, which currently has Gerard Butler attached as bank robbing surfer Bodhi, a role originally played by Patrick Swayze.

Bodhi’s nemesis/partner Johnny Utah, a role originated by Keanu Reeves, will now be played by relative newcomer Luke Bracey. Bracey played the masked role of Cobra Commander in last year’s G.I. Joe Retaliation. The film will retain the same basic premise as the 1991 Kathryn Bigelow original, but except just surfing, it’s set in the world of extreme sports. [Variety]

 

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Gerard Butler Boards ‘Point Break’

Gerard Butler in Chasing Mavericks

Whatever surfing skills Gerard Butler picked up on the set of 2012′s Chasing Mavericks are about to come in real handy. The Scottish actor is in final negotiations to board Alcon Entertainment’s Point Break remake as Bodhi, the role originated by the late Patrick Swayze in Katheryn Bigelow‘s 1991 film. Hit the jump for more information, including details on how this version will differ from the original.

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Though it eventually blossomed into a franchise with its own intricate mythology, the original The Fast and the Furious looked like nothing so much as Point Break with cars. So now that an actual Point Break remake is on the way, producers have naturally turned to the 2001 vehicle-based thriller for some guidance.

Alcon Entertainment has just tapped Fast and the Furious DP Ericson Core to direct the new film, which has been in the works for a couple of years now. Hit the jump for some more details.

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XXX: The Return of Xander Cage Finds A New Director

Xander Cage

Is there really a demand for a second xXx sequel? Last year it was announced that Michael Ferris and John Brancato (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, The Net, Catwoman) were to write the screenplay for XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, the third film in the series which would re-team director Rob Cohen and actor Vin Diesel. But when Cohen dropped out to ruin a possible much better film direct Medieval, we assumed that the film had fallen back into development hell. Not so…

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