With all the movie news swirling around about movies such as jurassic world,avengers: age of ultron,inside-out, Ant-man, and Batman vs. superman some folks may have forgotten about the upcoming point-break reboot film that is to be directed by Ericson Core.The original Point Break came out in 1991 and followed the story of an FBI agent named Johnny Utah is tasked with going undercover as a surfer to stop a crime wave.The point break reboot seeks to capture the magic of the original film while introducing the heist/thriller/drama to a new generation of Movie-goers.
Edgar Ramirez( Zero-dark thirty) will star in the film as Bohdi, a role that was played by Patrick Swayze in the 1991 film.
Luke Bracey( The November man) is set to star in the film as FBI agent Johnny Utah, a role originally played by Keanu reeves( John Wick).
Teresa Palmer( warm bodies) is set to star in the film as Tyler Endicott, a role that was originally played by Lori petty. Teresa Palmer also has a son named Bohdi (coincidence) which seems oddly appropriate considering she is apart of this film.
Ray Winstone( The Gunman) will star in the film as FBI agent Angelo Pappas, a role that was originally played by Gary Busey in the 1991 film.
Tobias Santelmann (Hercules) will star in the film as Crowder, a role that is completely original.
Delroy lindo(Domino) will star in the film in an undisclosed role,he will most likely elevate the film in some way or just be pushed to the side.
Point Break is ultimately considered a cult classic and is noted as being one of the most sacred and influential films of the 90's. Fans of the original were quick to respond to this reboot by saying things like "Box office bomb", "No one can top Keanu", Patrick swayze's performance can't be reciprocated," We already have Fast and the furious, why do we need this?" The disgust and anger towards this reboot will continue to build as we get closer to the release date and could possibly be one of the biggest upsets since Total Recall(2012).While the fans make some valid points they need to realize that this film is not specifically targeting them but is instead targeting a new generation of movie-goers who can appreciate what this kind of film has to offer.We won't know if the film will be a slam dunk or a complete miss but that will become evident after the film is released.
The Point break reboot will hit theaters on December 25,2015