Katheryn Bigelo’s 1991 actioner “Point Break” was so rad that Hollywood ended up remaking it, they just didn’t bother calling it “Point Break”. Instead, they called it “The Fast and the Furious”. Oh, come on, you know that movie was a total rip-off of “Point Break”, right?
People have been talking up a proper remake of “Point Break” for a while now (as early as 2007 and as recently as 2011), and people are now talking about the remake again. Alcorn, who has the rights, has assigned Ericson Core to helm the remake.
Core will be making his directorial debut on the film after doing cinematography duties on “Daredevil” and (ironically enough) the original “The Fast and the Furious”. He will direct from a script by Kurt Wimmer (“Equilibrium”), with the story now set in “the international world of extreme sports”, with all the elements of the original (like an FBI agent infiltrating the criminal ring) remaining the same.
Hunh. Sounds like this “Point Break” remake will be “borrowing” a tad from the “xXx” movies. Which, if you’ll recall, starred Vin Diesel, who can easily trace his current popularity back to, you guessed it, “The Fast and The Furious”. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
We’ll keep track of this latest iteration of “Point Break” and see if it goes or if it, ahem, breaks against the waves.
Via : THR