The ‘Point Break’ Remake Begins Shooting

Filming Begins on Point Break Starring Edgar Ramirez
Edgar Ramirez at the 2014 WonderCon (Photo © Richard Chavez)

The Point Break remake that’s been in the works for a couple of years has actually started shooting today. The original action thriller was released way back in 1991 and starred Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah and Patrick Swayze as Bodhi. The remake, with Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez in those starring roles, will open in theaters on August 7, 2015.

Alcon Entertainment’s Point Break is being directed by Ericson Core (Invincible) from a script by Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Law Abiding Citizen). The 1991 Point Break was directed by Kathryn Bigelow who went on to helm The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. The cast of the remake also includes Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer, and Delroy Lindo.

Per the official announcement by Alcon principals Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, this new take on the ’91 film is all about extreme sports rather than surfing. Extreme athletes will perform stunts set to include free rock climbing, wild motorcycle stunts, wingsuit flying, and riding some 70 foot waves in the film. Among the athletes who’ll be a part of Point Break are surfers Makua Rothman, Billy Kemper, Brian Keaulana and Ahanu Tson-dru. Also attached are snowboarders Lucas DeBari, Ralph Backstrom, Mitch Toelderer, Mike Basich and Xavier De La Rue. The motorcycle stunts will be performed by Riley Harper and Oakley Lehman, and Jeb Corliss, Jon Devore, Julian Boulle, Noah Bahnson and Mike Swanson will be donning the wingsuits.

Warner Bros Pictures is distributing the film which is scheduled to shoot throughout North America, Europe, South America and Asia.

The Plot:

In Point Break, a young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove they are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world’s financial markets.

Source: Alcon Entertainment

-By Rebecca Murray

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