Alcon Entertainment Prepping POINT BREAK Remake

     September 12, 2011


Anyone who is fed up with Hollywood remakes may want to avert their eyes on this one. We’ve just received a press release from Alcon Entertainment announcing that the studio is fast-tracking a remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 action/thriller Point Break. Per the release, the remake will be released by Alcon’s home studio, Warner Bros., and they are planning on having Kurt Wimmer’s (Total Recall remake and Salt) screenplay out to directors in the very near future.

As remakes are known to do, the updated Point Break will follow heavily in the footsteps of its predecessor in that it will feature an FBI agent going undercover to investigate a criminal ring within the world of extreme sports. The original starred Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves and Gary Busey. For a little more on the project, hit the jump for the full press release and a trailer from the original.

First, here’s the trailer for the 1991 original:

point-break-movie-posterHere’s the official press release:

LOS ANGELES, CA., SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 – Financing and production company Alcon Entertainment is set to remake the classic 1991 action-thriller POINT BREAK as a feature film for release by Warner Bros, its home studio, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

Alcon principals Kosove and Johnson secured rights to the project the week of the original film’s 20th anniversary from RGM Media, John McMurrick and Chris Taylor. Kosove 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 film is being fast tracked, with the filmmakers set to take the project out to directors soon.

The new version is set in the world of international extreme sports, and like the original involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring, but plot points beyond that have not been revealed by the filmmakers.

State Johnson and Kosove: “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. We’re very excited to be in business with Kurt, and Michael DeLuca, Chris Taylor, and John Baldecchi.”

Adds DeLuca “’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!”

In addition to the feature rights, Alcon has also secured television and gaming rights to POINT BREAK.

The 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.

ABOUT RGM MEDIA Headquartered in Singapore, with operations in Australia and the United States, RGM Media Limited is an ASX-listed Pan Asian media and entertainment company with two operating divisions: artist management, and film and television production.

ABOUT ALCON ENTERTAINMENT Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson founded the Company in 1997 with financial backing from Frederick W. Smith, the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx. Alcon, which is named after a mythological archer and ally of Hercules, has financed, and/or co-financed/produced over 19 films, including “My Dog Skip,” “Dude, Where’s My Car?”, “Insomnia,” “Racing Stripes,” the Academy Award nominated Best Picture “The Blind Side,” which earned Sandra Bullock a Best Actress Oscar; “The Book of Eli,” starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman; “Insomnia,” starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank and directed by Chris Nolan; “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” and “P.S. I Love You,” starring Hilary Swank, among many others.

The Company’s next release is “Dolphin Tale,” a 3-D family film starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson, scheduled for release on September 23, 2011. “Joyful Noise,” a music driven comedy starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, has also wrapped production and slated for release January 13, 2012.  Earlier this year the Company released  “Something Borrowed,” based on New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin’s book, starring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski.  All three films are released via Alcon’s output deal with Warner Bros.

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  • Jake


  • vxx

    They already made a remake. It was called The Fast and the Furious.

    • snapperhead

      You beat me to it… bastard.
      Seriously though, not just the plot, but Walker IS the blond Keanu Reeves.


  • WyldeMan45

    ‘Point Break’ to this day remains my biggest guilty pleasure movie and one that I still frequently watch several times a year. It had some great action sequences as well as some classic comedic moments as well as perfect casting. Nobody can possibly replace Swayze, and Bigelow did a great job directing. Not to mention if I can’t laugh at ‘I am an F…B….I….. Agent!!” than what is the point. They will probably cast Taylor Lautner as Johnny Utah and Armie Hammer as Bodie.


    • Bryn

      I watched it again only two nights ago and the thing that surprised me the most (I hadn’t watched in over ten years) was how utterly well shot it was. I’m honestly struggling to think of any other action movie from that era that had better looking photography.

  • Jeremiah

    I cannot think of a worse movie for Hollywood to remake. First off, Point Break should have been HORRIBLE. It was a ridiculous premise, the action was beyond unreasonable, and the script was laughably over-the-top…but the result was magnificent largely due to perfect casting (you cannot replace Busey and to even rewrite his character will be an insult). Katheryn Bigelow caught lightning in a bottle and crafted one of the most iconic action films in history. Point Break should have been horrible. It should have been dismissible. It should have been a sh** sandwich, but it turned into a pound of peanut butter fudge.

    The odds of the remake being as remotely good as the original are right up there with the odds of Anne Hathaway coming to her senses and realizing that I’m the only man that can make her happy.

    I did not think that Hollywood could come up with a worse idea than a live action Smurfs set in NYC. I need to stop underestimating the capacity for retarded ideas in Hollywood.

  • Natasha Champness

    It’s ripe for a remake.

    Shia LaBeouf, Penn Badgley or Chace Crawford as FBI Agent Johnny Utah

    Chad Michael Murray as Bodhi

    Simon Pegg or Eddie Izzard as FBI Agent Angelo Pappas

    Mischa Barton, Sophia Bush, Kat Dennings or Leighton Meester as Tyler Endicott

    • Jazzy Jace

      Let’s hope Natasha, that your comments are sarcastic. We pray…

    • Natasha’s Twat

      I’m assuming by your name your a woman. So let me put this in simple terms You’re an idiot. I know that your brain is smaller than mens and its harder for you to realize how stupid your ideas our but let me give you a piece of advice. When your man is watching him some Point Break the best thing for you to do is make him a sandwhich and get him a FUCKING beer. Got it?

      • RYI RYI

        WELL SAID BRO^^^^

  • Jazzy Jace

    Hollywood is turning into a one big cunt, isn’t it?
    What next, a remake of The Hurt Locker? Fuck off!

  • Al Swearengen

    This needs no remake. Get some fresh ideas hollywood you god-damned hoople head c*ck suckers!

    And open the fcuking canned peaches…

    • Dan Dority

      You want me to do somethin’ about these cocksuckers boss?

  • Ghost

    Why can’t they just make a sequel?! Or, ya know, make their OWN damned action movie?! I always hated those ‘Hollywood is out of ideas’-rants. But, this certainly goes a long way to prove that point.

  • Tarek

    The director of Salt ? Really ?
    a disaster in progress…

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  • Bill

    Please dont!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please dont!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just like you should not remake Dirty Dancing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, Its as good as it was even today I would still watch them. Find something new. Not our fault the movie industry cant figure something new for the next big hit………… Please no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Magdalena

    I hope the remake will include Julie Michaels’ character, ‘Freight Train’, the strong, sexy, gorgeous and empowered fully naked young woman who beats up Keanu Reeves during the raid scene in the original. She is an inspiration to all of us women. Man! I feel like a woman!

    After the FBI agents storm the house while she is in the shower, she screams and cowers in fear. She rams Utah from behind into the wall and he drops his gun. She punches in the face. She grabs his hair in both hands and drives his head into a mirror. Then she knees him in the balls. She drives her elbow into the back of his neck as he falls to the floor. She kicks him in the face with her foot. Leaving Utah slumped, she appears behind another FBI agent and drives a pair of scissors into his back. She pulls them out, goes for another stab, when Pappas spins her around and slams her face-first into the wall, knocking her out.

  • Pamela

    They must include the below quote from the original film in the remake:
    “lt’s time for lunch. Around that corner is a sandwich shop. They sell meatball sandwiches. Best l’ve ever tasted. Would you go get me two? Come on, partner. Two. Thank you. Utah! Get me two!”

  • CB

    there are a lot of books that can be made into movies, what the fuck do they have to remake classic movies?!!!!!! Hollywood!! stop fuking with these movies, your just as bad as today’s music….. it SUCKS!!!! sorry good for nothing…….

  • CB

    there are a lot of books that can be made into movies, what the fuck do they have to remake classic movies?!!!!!! Hollywood!! stop fuking with these movies, your just as bad as today\’s music….. it SUCKS!!!! sorry good for nothing…….