The picture above says a thousand words. I reckon this would be the look on the faces of Keanu Reeves and the late Patrick Swayze once told of the idea that Point Break is being remade. Yes, a look of confusion from Swayze as if to say “why, why the Hell do you need to remake my classic film, there was nothing wrong with it in the first place. Are you sure you want to do this?” And then Reeves looks like he’s about to go all Neo on the the idea, looking right in the eys of the chaps who came up with the idea and telling them “go ahead with this and I will break every bone in your god damned body and send you into an alternate Universe where you can spend the rest of your life dodging Agent Smith, or even better, I’ll go all ‘real’ Johhny Utah’ on your ass and smash you in the face with my surf board. Your choice punk!”
Well, thats what I’d like the picture to say anyway, because today I am angry! Point Break, honestly, does it REALLY need a remake so soon? Does it REALLY need a remake at all? Hell, Reeves could happily take the role of Johnny Utah again and not look any different! I can’t imagine original director Kathyrn Bigelow is too happy about this?
The idea has been around for months, however Warner Brothers announced today that they are teaming up with Alcon Entertainment to create the remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s classic Point Break. No director has yet been found (is anyone actually brave enough, or stupid enough to do it?) however five producers have been lined up. Step forward Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, Michael de Luca, John Baldacchi and Chris Taylor. Johnson and Kosove are Alcon Entertainment, and in a recent press release this was their excuse:
“Who doesn’t love the Kathryn Bigelow original and its pure heart-pounding action and thrills? Kurt’s take infuses the story and characters with new twists and settings… 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!”
Alrighty then, and to make matters worse, the writer and director of the dreadful Ultraviolet, Kurt Wimmer, has wrote the new script. He did also direct Equilibrium so I suppose thats a bonus, but then he did write Salt, anyway, so who knows how this will turn out. Scrap the idea now I say!
By Matt Wavish