And Now They Are Remaking Point Break
Do you guys ever get worried that Hollywood will suddenly start generating new material and that not every single movie will be some gently reheated nostalgic throwback property from yesteryear gussied up in a hot new outfit 3 tha kidz? I mean, that hasn’t happened yet, and they aren’t, and every movie is, but do you ever worry? Yeah, me neither. From the HollywoodReporter:
Point Break, the 1991 thriller set against the world of surfing, is getting an extreme-sports make-over, courtesy of Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros.
In the original film, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, Keanu Reeves starred as Johnny Utah, an undercover FBI agent looking for a gang of bank robbers, led by Patrick Swayze’s Bodhi, amid the Southern California surfing scene. The new version, with a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer (Salt), will be set in the world of international extreme sports and also involve an FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring.
“The world of international extreme sports”? What the hell is that? Seriously, is international extreme sports even still a thing outside of Red Bull commercials? I hope that the FBI agent in the remake has to travel back in time to 1994 and stop Evil Dan Cortese. “Sick Shaun White cameo, bro!” And 100 Mickey Mouse Bucks says there is at least one “no gi” cage fight in this movie that ends in a gogoplata. So extreme. So booooooo! Tres le booooooo! (Very international.)