For a while now, there’s been talk of a remake of Point Break. The last we heard Ericson Core signed up to direct, and now it’s moved forward once more, with THR reporting that Gerard Butler is in talks to star in the film.
Butler would play Bodhi, the role taken by Patrick Swayze in the original. Kathryn Bigelow directed the original film, which starred Keanu Reeves as a FBI agent who has to go undercover to get to the bottom of a string of bank robberies by a gang known as the Ex-Presidents. However he finds himself being tested when he realises he likes these people.
This new version will be set in the world of extreme sports, but will maintain the same tone as the original. This time the FBI agent will be infiltrating a criminal syndicate. It’s not clear when it might shoot.