Ericson Core to Direct POINT BREAK Remake

     April 10, 2013

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Ericson Core has signed on to direct the remake of Point Break for Alcon Entertainment.  Like the 1991 original, the remake follows a FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a criminal ring, set in the world of international extreme sports.

Core got his start as a cinematographer on the likes of The Fast and the Furious before making his directorial debut with Invincible in 2006.  Core will try to follow the career trajectory of Kathryn Bigelow, who launched from Point Break to Oscar win in just under 20 years.  Michael DeLuca, John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor, and Kurt Wimmer will produce the remake.  Principal photography is set to begin at the end of the year.  Hit the jump for the press release with all the details.


LOS ANGELES, CA., APRIL 10, 2013 – Ericson Core (“Invincible”) will direct the feature film remake of the classic 1991 action-thriller POINT BREAK for Alcon Entertainment, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

point-break-movie-posterKosove and Johnson will produce along with Michael DeLuca, John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer (“Salt,” “Law Abiding Citizen,” upcoming “Total Recall”), who also wrote the screenplay.  RGM Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick, Chairman of Marloss Entertainment, will serve as Executive Producers.

The new version of the film is set in the world of international extreme sports, and like the original involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring.  The filmmakers are keeping other plot points under wraps.

Known for his cinematography work on the box office success “The Fast and the Furious” for Universal Pictures and “Daredevil” for 20th Century Fox, Core made his directorial debut with Disney’s “Invincible” starring Mark Wahlberg.

The Kathryn Bigelow original, starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze and Gary Busey, was produced by Largo Entertainment and released by Fox. The film went on to become an instant classic and remains beloved by the youth culture around the world.

Principal photography is set to begin at the end of the year.  Alcon will release through its output deal with Warner Bros.

Alcon principals Kosove and Johnson secured rights to the project from RGM Media, John McMurrick and Chris Taylor in 2011. In addition to the feature rights, Alcon has also secured television and gaming rights to POINT BREAK.

Here’s the trailer for the original:

  • dodoriz

    There already was a remake and he was involved, its just with cars instead of surfing. I believe its called the fast and the furious.

    Seriously though, while I did enjoy the original, I feel that this remake does not need to be made.

  • ScaredForMovies

    Noooo! Stop remaking all Swayze’s movies. What’s next Roadhouse?

    • dodoriz

      Thats a classic! Of course it will be remade.

  • ap30

    Point Break largely worked because of the time period it was made. I just can’t see Point Break being re-made well because they will most likely go the “gritty” route, and while I love those type of movies it just don’t think it will work for this one.

  • Riddler

    This film is a classic and should be left alone. Hollywood what’s wrong with you?

  • rob barru

    this article makes me mad for 2 reasons:
    2) “Core will try to follow the career trajectory of Kathryn Bigelow, who launched from Point Break to Oscar win in just under 20 years.”

  • LOL

    LOL at all the “this is a classic and should not be remade” comments… It’s a silly actioner that’s fun but hardly nothing of note. You people act like it’s sacrilegious or something. Saying we don’t “need” this remake is about like saying we don’t “need an 8th Batman movie… or another Superman movie.. or anything for that matter. It’s only “needed” if it’s something you want.

    • HeSaidSheSaidReviewSite

      You’re a silly actioner. Point Break is better than the movie that got Bigelow an Oscar. THL had some good performances and was a good looking movie, but there was no storyline at all.

      And who cares if it was a silly actioner? That doesn’t mean it can’t be a good movie ya snob.

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  • Jon

    Stop watching these movies and they will stop making them !

  • ken

    who cares if they remake CRAP films (this film is crap)……its when they remake classics, thats when i get mad!!!!

    • anti-hater

      @ken: you must’ve seen that movie like 2 hours ago because back when it was first released, it was an excellent movie at its time. what the hell were you smoking guy?

  • mad man

    NO!!!! they can’t do this …don’t do this, just walk away!

  • Chachi

    How is it a remake if there’s no surfing in the movie. The surfing aspect is what made this stand out from a typical cop/FBI type movie. Swayze’s villiam was unique because he was a spritual zen like surfer, without that he’s a generic villian. Even the title is a surfing term, so how are they gonna call a remake Point Break if it’s not about surfing? And if it has a different title and different plot how is it a remake?

    These clownish studio execs are not remaking this movie (for which I’m glad cause it shouldn’t be remade). They’re making a stand alone action move that is stealing some of the ideas from another action movie (which is what they all do anyway), and trying to get extra mileage out of it by calling it a remake. And, the puppets in the movie media industry fall for it. It’s like saying all the Die Hard ripoffs were remakes of Die Hard.

  • Mr. Pappageorgio

    It sounds like it won’t involve surfing this time but “the international world of extreme sports”. If this is so, what’s the point of the name of the movie “Point Break” going to be?

    Surfing and the close knit culture of the criminal group was a major plot device.

    This is like the remake of the Karate Kid….which instead of taking place in Japan (where Karate was created) it took place in China (known for Kung Fu) with Jackie Chan, a Kung Fu expert. But it was still called the Karate Kid.

    Hollywood just can’t get out of its own way.

  • Maya

    Even worse is the chain that this remake has followed. It was secured by Robyn Gardiner at RGM Media. Around the time her husband was found to be a pedophile, and they fled Singapore, where the govt had given them millions in seed money to make the movie, they started OneNorth, and pushed the rights to the film over there. When Singapore decided to sue for $27 million, they sold the rights to Alcon. However, the principal of RGM and OneNorth is still a producer. Total dodgy money and rights moving to avoid paying money to pedophiles victims or repaying the Singapore govt.

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  • Pooper

    Yea like the above person said, it already has been remade. You were right I think it was called ‘The Fast and the Furious’, or something along those lines.

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