Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
Last week we heard Furious 8 was having a bit of trouble kicking into gear. One of the biggest sticking points was the question of who would steer the film, since scheduling conflicts put previous franchise directors Justin Lin and James Wan out of the running.
Now Vin Diesel‘s latest Facebook posts suggest two possibilities: Rob Cohen, who helmed the original The Fast and the Furious, and Diesel himself. Meanwhile, studio Universal is reportedly eyeing Ericson Core (of the Point Break remake) and Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me). Let’s run down the possibilities for the Furious 8 director after the jump. Read More »
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Here’s your first Point Break remake trailer, showing off the new version of the 1991 movie that starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. Point Break now features much more than surfing. Indeed, Warner Bros. trumpets that this film has “the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture,” with stunts “performed by elite athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.”
But wait! There are actors in the film, too. Édgar Ramírez (Zero Dark Thirty, Carlos) stars as the daredevil criminal Bodhi, while Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) is young FBI agent Johnny Utah. Ray Winstone (Noah), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and Delroy Lindo (Gone in Sixty Seconds) are in the film, too. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment have revealed the first look at Point Break, the Ericson Core-directed remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 classic. Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez are the new Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, or at least the new Johnny Utah and Bodhi. Do they live up to the originals? Get your Point Break first look after the jump. Read More »
The new Point Break needs a new Bodhi. Gerard Butler was going to take on the role originated by Patrick Swayze, but Butler has pulled out of the remake. Alcon Entertainment still plans to shoot the movie this fall, with Ericson Core directing from a script by Kurt Wimmer. They’ll find a new actor to play the soulful surfer bro and professional criminal, because Point Break must be remade, and it must be remade now. (Because after Transcendence, Alcon needs the money.) Read More »
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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Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
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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Posted on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
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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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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