Gerard Butler heading for Point Break remake

News Ryan Lambie
9 Jan 2014 - 06:21

Olympus Has Fallen star Gerard Butler is in talks to take the lead in the forthcoming Point Break remake, latest reports suggest...

"Sir, I pick the skin off chicken".

That line above is one of the reasons why Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 crime thriller Point Break is such an enduring favourite: as well as the smouldering bromance between its two leads, Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, there's the tension of the thriller plot and the dozens of quotable lines in its script.

"I'm so hungry, I could eat the ass end out of a dead Rhino." See? There's another.

At any rate, we've known for some time now that a remake of Point Break's in the offing, with Ericson Core directing and screenwriter Kurt Wimmer's responsible for the new script. And the latest story from the remake's production is that Gerard Butler's set to star in it - he'll be playing Bodhi, the character once inhabited by the late Patrick Swayze in his 90s prime.

Butler's no stranger to surfing movies - he starred in the 2012 drama Chasing Mavericks, where he played surfer Frosty Hesson. The question that remains is, who will replace Keanu Reeves as undercover agent Johnny Utah? It's still relatively early days for the production, so we'll no doubt hear more in due course.

"That's Bodhi. They call him the Bodhisattva."


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