Ray Winstone has signed on to the contentious upcoming remake of 90s action flick, Point Break. The 57-year-old British thesp, straight from his turn as antagonist Tubal-Cain in Darren Aronofsky's hit biblical epic Noah, looks set to play FBI agent Angelo Pappas in the new version of Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 cult classic.
Of course, Pappas was the role played so memorably by Gary Busey first time around, so Winstone will certainly have his work cut out for him in terms of living up to expectations…
After Gerard Butler dropped out of Ericson Core's (The Fast and the Furious) reboot earlier this week after signing on to play Zen-like surfer Bodhi, there's still no word on his possible replacement, but hopefully the addition of Winstone to 2015's Point Break will quell some fans' fears.
Keanu Reeves, who played an undercover FBI cop in the original movie, is certainly not down to reappear in the remake. When asked by the BBC if he'd be appearing, he replied:
Absolutely not. It’s not my place. If they can find a way to do it that works out good, then God bless them. It sounds very exciting - but is it a good thing? I don't know.
At this point, do you think there any earthly reasons for remaking this movie? Or are we heading for Pointless Break? I know the idea of making something new makes some people's heads hurt, but I still think they should give it a go. Let me know what you think in the comment section below!
The Point Break remake should be out in theaters next year.
Point Break remake... Waste of time?