Keanu Reeves has a love/hate relationship with fame.
While promoting the independent film “Generation Um…,” Reeves told CNN, “You want to have privacy, but then you also want to be in the public.”
“I don't necessarily correlate a paparazzi picture or a guy at a gas station with wanting to go see a movie,” he continued.
The actor also made headlines earlier this week when the trailer for his directorial debut, “The Man of Tai Chi,” hit the Web.
Also due out this year is Reeves’ “47 Ronin,” directed by Carl Rinsch.
But it’s not just the 48 year old’s own projects that he has to look forward to.
It was recently announced that Ericson Core (“Invincible”) will direct the impending “Point Break” remake. (Reeves starred in the 1991 version alongside Patrick Swayze.)
When asked if he’s in favor of Hollywood remaking the Kathryn Bigelow thriller, Reeves replied, “Absolutely. Vaya con dios!" – a Spanish phrase that translates to “Go with God.”
"It was great to be a part of that,” he added. “I think if you're in something, hopefully they tell a good story.”
Wonder what Patrick Swayze movie they are going to remake next they already have a dirty dancing remake in the works and you can't forget about Red Dawn last year
basement goes back too pinheads...
HOLY SHEET HOLLYWOOD....IS THERE NOT ONE ORIGINAL IDEA OUT THERE ANYMORE THAT YOU HAVE TO REMAKE ANY AND EVERY FILM?
Looking at photo's of Keanu today, I can see all the hardened lines life has put upon him. He has given up/lost a lot for his career. Life has a way of pushing us to the brink, and then pulling us back.
It is good that he is trying new things...however, he does need to come up for air, and take a step back.
As for Point Break – Let someone else tell the story. Show us a different perspective on the movie. It will not detract from the original – perhaps it will make the original more poignant.
This is a mistake. The original was as good as could be done. They could of at least cast him in the Busey role now that he's old enough.
Is creativity completely dead or what? Not much culturally has changed since 91 so why even bother with this?
"Reeves replied, 'Absolutely. Vaya con dios!' – a Spanish phrase that translates to 'Go with God.'"
No sh|t Sherlock – he's using a quote from the movie!
I don't know what's worse – Hollywood's lack of creativity or the Hollywood press' lack of intelligence...
Hey, I'm not totally against remakes entirely, just strongly opposed to remakes of movies that are barely even 20 years old. What can they possibly add to this thing?
There are some great instances of remakes that improve greatly on the previous versions, namely movies based on classic novels or stories – look at Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit – big budget takes on a classic story that leverages new technology and an amazing cast of actors – something that couldn't be done when the first productions came out.
But taking a former hollywood hit from 20 years ago and re-making it for today's audience is just silly. Aren't there other stories that could be told?
Vayo con Dios, my darlin'.
Has Hollywood completely run out of imagination and creativity? It seems like over half the movies today are either remakes of old movies, or sequels. How about a little more originality?
Great, a bunch more films where he gets to play Neo.
Going to be hard to top the original. Would be better if Reeves was once again cast as Johnny f'n Utah.
This guy has to be the worst actor in hollywood i have no idea why he even has a career?
Because his films make billions worldwide. And he's not that bad an actor.
Why mess with a perfect thing? It'll fail like the Total Recall remake – how can you top Swayze and Reeves?
I totally agree! Who can top Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze! Pont Break is one of my favorite movies – the action, the story, Keanu Reeves looking gorgeous, Swayze did a great job – why mess with perfection?!
They asked Gary Busey about the remake & his reply, "I smell cough syrup!"
AS OF TOMORROW...KEANU AND I ARE GOING TOO LOOK AT EACH OTHER AND TALK-
Male lady bugs are all gay.
she was 99% tricked anyway....not my summer project.
I cannot bang my head against the wall enough. Seriously Hollywood... can't you be more creative and stop doing remakes of horrible movies?
Instead of complaining like everyone else does these days, here's an idea: YOU write a fresh, new screenplay and sell it to Hollywood.
Don't. They'll just steal your idea and script. It has happened to thousands. Let the idiot coke head writers make up their own stories.
Alas, then the idiot coke heads will keep driveling liberal-trending pop culture garbage that normalizes deviant behavior and influences the target audience towards their agenda, but isn't funny or interesting. Cicisbo, revolution is in the air! Let's topple the establishment and breathe creative life into this plodding hulk of mindless predictability! I'm right behind you!
Good luck toppling "the establishment," Julio. It's always interesting when a conservative doesn't apply the label "deviant" to their culture of hatred. I wonder how, exactly they define "deviant" or "deviance." The neo-con agenda always reminds me of an old Sinclair Lewis quote: "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross." Frankly, that's a scary revolution you're proposing, Julio, and "the establishment" will fight you back the entire way.
there are many remakes that have worked out.
is more like it. Just sayin.'
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