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Coming on the heels of his ill-fated “Stopping Power’s”, well, all-too-stoppable production, action director Jan de Bont has jumped on another action movie. It’s called “Point Break: Indo”, and it’s the sequel to the 1991 action movie starring Keanu Reeves as a young FBI agent who infiltrates a gang of surfers that moonlights as bank robbers; Patrick Swayze plays the high-kicking leader of the gang, the oh-so-Cali-surfer-ish named Bodhi.
The original’s writer, Peter Iliff was supposed to write and also direct the sequel, taking over from Kathryn Bigelow, when word of the sequel first surfaced nearly a year ago (here). It would appear Iliff’s directorial reins have been pulled, and de Bont has slipped into the director’s chair in his stead.
The plot from The Hollywood Reporter goes like this:
The follow-up, which will shoot in Singapore and Southeast Asia, will take place 20 years after the disappearance of one of the criminal surfers (Patrick Swayze).
If memory serves, the original ended with Swayze’s character going out for a final swim when a massive tidal wave swallowed him up. Or I could be wrong, but that’s what I remember. That, and a pre-batshit crazy Gary Busey playing Reeves’ veteran FBI agent partner.
There is no word on any of the original stars returning to reprise their roles, but let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to see Keanu Reeves back as FBI Special Agent Johnny Utah? I know I do! Well, okay, not really, but you know.
Swayze coming back would be cool, though.