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The new remake of cult favorite actioner Point Break hasn't fared particularly well at the box office, but at least one of its stars doesn't think this is the last we'll see of Johnny Utah and company.
One issue still plaguing the film industry remains the need for studios to remake classic properties. Movies with some form of brand recognition get repackaged for a new generation – often with modified bells and whistles meant to attract a different crowd. So it’s not enough to remake Point Break using extreme sports as the backdrop. It also has to be released in 3D.
It's tough to get super excited for this week considering we’re coming off the awesome high that is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it’s Christmas and we still have some rather huge movies getting ready to hit theaters.
Point Break of all movies is attempting a big, bold move, opening in China weeks ahead of other territories, and from the early results, this is a gamble that may pay off.
It used to be a simple equation. Open your movie in the United States. If it was a hit there then you made money. If not, then it didn’t. The box office for the rest of the world was either icing on the cake or a minor salve in one’s wounded pride.
When it came to capturing real-life extreme sports, the upcoming Point Break remake really pushed things to the limit. Thanks to the assistance of some tremendously talented athletes, the movie features all kinds of daring and terrifying stunts. Perhaps the most breathtaking in the film is a wingsuit sequence filmed in Walenstadt, Switzerland.
In case you somehow forgot that the remake of the 1990s action classic Point Break is happening, there's a new trailer to remind you. Check it out for yourself if you're feeling extreme.
The Point Break remake is going to have some insane stunts, and they got some of the best in the world to perform them.
The full trailer for the upcoming Point Break remake is just as adrenaline-fueled as you expected.
Point Break director Ericson Core served as director of photography on such films as Invincible, The Fast and the Furious and Payback. The film will co-star Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer and Delroy Lindo. Warner will have it in theaters on Christmas Day.
While the original Point Break is best known for largely centering on the world of surfing, the upcoming remake due out later this year has some much bigger extreme sports plans in store - and tonight we got an early look at exactly what the movie will be delivering.
The upcoming remake of Point Break may have hit some bad waves when its release date was shifted from the cozy summer, to being locked in a Christmas Day cage with a gigantic lion of a film known as Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, for one of the film’s producers, its perilous release date shift is actually “an opportunity” to work on the visual effects the film plans to showcase.
These are the 10 movies on Hollywood’s release schedule that could use a Super Bowl boost. Maybe they aren’t on your radar yet? Maybe a studio showed some footage, and it didn’t go over as well as planned? Super Bowl Sunday could be Salvation Sunday if these films play their cards right.
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With actors like Edgar Ramirez and Ray Winstone on board, the upcoming remake of Point Break sits in a good place where male actors are concerned, but now they are ready to start playing on the other side of the gender line. Alcon Entertainment has officially announced that Australian actress Teresa Palmer is now in talks to play the female lead in the new action movie.
The plot of the new Point Break will elevate the concept to the world of extreme sports, with an undercover FBI agent (this time played by Luke Bracey) infiltrating a gang of thieves.
After spending years in development, the upcoming Point Break remake finally seemed to have all of its parts in place - including it's two main cast members - but now one of those important pieces has fallen away. Gerard Butler, who first entered negotiations to be a part of the production in January - has reportedly walked from the project.
He'll be playing the young fellow's partner, as Bracey's Johnny Utah infiltrates a gang of bank robbers and becomes one of them. This would be the role of Pappas in the original, played with a side of oily charm by Gary Busey. So, you know, big shoes to fill and all.
When Gerard Butler came aboard to play the Patrick Swayze role in the upcoming Point Break remake last month, the big question that everybody was asking was, "Who will play the Johnny Utah to Butler's Bodhi?" Rather than going for a big name star to fill Keanu Reeves' shoes, Alcon Entertainment is instead turning to up-and-coming Aussie actor Luke Bracey, who is now signed on to the film.
At this stage I'm not really sure I understand the Hollywood remake game anymore. Sure, occasionally studios are able to reinvigorate a franchise and make it big again (for example, 2010's The Karate Kid), but when you look at the performances of movies like Len Wiseman's Total Recall, Craig Gillespie's Fright Night and Spike Lee's Oldboy it becomes hard to see the logic in the strategy.