September 13th, 2011
01:44 PM ET
Hollywood’s got remake fever, and the only cure is more remakes!
Surf thriller “Point Break” will get a modern update by Alcon and Warner Bros., much to fans’ chagrin. According to Deadline.com, the new version will be set in the world of extreme sports.
Kurt Wimmer (“Salt,” the upcoming “Total Recall” remake) has written the script for the new “Point Break,” and like Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 original, this one involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a crime ring.
But, “Kurt’s take infuses the story and characters with new twists and settings,” says producer Michael DeLuca.
The extreme sports version will still be called “Point Break,” although that is a surfing term.
Let DeLuca ease you into this idea: “’Point Break’ wasn't just a film. It was a Zen meditation on testosterone-fueled action and manhood in the late 20th century and we hope to create the same for the young 21st!” he said in a statement. So the specific sport terminology doesn’t really matter, even though it’s the title of the movie. Just go with it, people.
Many fans don’t think the magic of the original – which starred Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze and Gary Busey – can (or should) be recreated. The announcement of the upcoming remake has sparked outrage on Twitter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
What do you think, is an extreme sports “Point Break” remake a good idea?
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