Keanu Reeves on the 'Point Break' remake
April 23rd, 2013
04:00 PM ET

Keanu Reeves on the 'Point Break' remake

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.”

soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. lucky

    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

    May 14, 2013 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. Unless i am treated like a human...this is the way it stays

    basement goes back too pinheads...

    May 13, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BobBaft


    May 3, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. StarKat66

    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.

    Peace out.

    April 26, 2013 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. ReilleyFam

    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?

    April 25, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lerxt

    "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...

    April 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • lerxt

      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?

      April 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Slim Whitman

      Vayo con Dios, my darlin'.

      April 24, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sheila

    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?

    April 24, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. derp

    Great, a bunch more films where he gets to play Neo.

    April 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Liam

    Going to be hard to top the original. Would be better if Reeves was once again cast as Johnny f'n Utah.

    April 24, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rebbeca

    This guy has to be the worst actor in hollywood i have no idea why he even has a career?

    April 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lulabelle

      Because his films make billions worldwide. And he's not that bad an actor.

      October 15, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Midge

    No failure..

    April 24, 2013 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. Clement

    Why mess with a perfect thing? It'll fail like the Total Recall remake – how can you top Swayze and Reeves?

    April 24, 2013 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Yaya

      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?!

      April 28, 2013 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. Sokman

    They asked Gary Busey about the remake & his reply, "I smell cough syrup!"

    April 23, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |


    April 23, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. cicisbo

    I cannot bang my head against the wall enough. Seriously Hollywood... can't you be more creative and stop doing remakes of horrible movies?

    April 23, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Instead of complaining like everyone else does these days, here's an idea: YOU write a fresh, new screenplay and sell it to Hollywood.

      April 23, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      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.

      April 23, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julio

      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!

      April 24, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ernesto

      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.

      April 25, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  16. Marge

    there are many remakes that have worked out.

    April 23, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Keanu Reeves was also quoted as saying 'Whoa.'


    April 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  18. 'Point Less' remake

    is more like it. Just sayin.'

    April 23, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |

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