Gerard Butler Heading for ‘Point Break’ Remake

Gerard Butler

Remake set in world of extreme sports

Gerard Bulter is heading for “Point Break” and is in talks to star in Alcon Entertainment’s remake of the 1991 crime-actioner.

Ericson Core has been attached to direct Kurt Wimmer’s screenplay, set in the world of extreme sports. The remake will retain the original story of an FBI agent infiltrating a ring of criminals.

Butler will play Bodhi, the thrill-seeking surfer portrayed by Patrick Swayze in the original. Butler also surfed in the 2012 drama “Chasing Mavericks” as Frosty Hesson.

Alcon’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove are producing along with Michael DeLuca, John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Wimmer.

Butler has been set to star in Lionsgate’s “Gods of Egypt” and in “London is Falling,” the sequel to “Olympus Has Fallen.”

Alcon came on board the project in 2011 by securing film rights from RGM Media, John McMurrick and Chris Taylor. In addition to the feature rights, Alcon also obtained TV and gaming rights.

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The Kathryn Bigelow original also starred Keanu Reeves as the FBI agent Johnny Utah along with Lori Petty and Gary Busey. The plot centered on a gang of surfers using masks of Presidents Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter during robberies.

The original was produced by Largo Entertainment and released by Fox.

Butler is repped by CAA.

News was first reported by THR.com.

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  1. Jeff wells says:

    Casting for this remake is easy. No “movie stars” required. The “right” actors with the “right” looks are what is needed to make this remake-worthy legendary film truly fly. Big names won’t do it. These characters are personifications of real-life people in an action-only world. They need to connect as the character – not the established “star” known worldwide. Hopefully, the big screen remake of “Miami Vice” will act as a warning sign. Choose the right actor… not the biggest star. With that, I have cast the movie…

    Johnny Utah – Jensen Ackels (Supernatural)
    Bode – Dax Shepard (Parenthood)
    Tyler – Grace Park (Hawaii 5-0)
    Pappas – Clarke Peters (The Wire)

    Work in Ben Foster as part of Bode’s crew. These actors, that script and that legendary action/drama name will rock. Hopefully, square pegs will not be forced into round holes in a desperation move. This idea is pure $.. if handled correctly.

    • J.D. says:

      That’s exactly why they chose Gerard Butler. He’s no way a big name star in the industry. He should be, but sadly for whatever reasons he is not.

  2. Brendan says:

    You guys wrote an error on London Has Fallen on this story. You wrote London is Falling, which should be London Has Fallen. You should fix that error.

  3. Mark says:

    A shame that we can’t write anything new. Do they HAVE to remake EVERY Patrick Swayze movie? They were all done right the FIRST time.

  4. Joan says:

    Didn’t like the movie.first time around. but with Gerard Butler in the lead ill be there. So will his hoard of fans. Shakespeare gets remade regularly so what’s the deal in Point Break. Things have got to evolve.

    Lets do it.

    Joan (hug). Xxxxx

  5. Amy Fisher-Kiefert says:

    Make me start a petition!!! NO ONE could top The Swayze!!! DO NOT REMAKE POINT BREAK!!!

  6. Danny says:

    EXCELLENT! Two Point Breaks are better than one. I know Gerard Butler will do justice to the role.

  7. This movie wasn’t great the first time around why remake it?????

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