Point Break remake's producers offer update

News Glen Chapman 7 Apr 2014 - 07:02
Point Break

Broderick Johnson and Andrew A Kosgove have been chatting about the Point Break remake

We might be going out on a limb here, but it seems that not too many of you are too excited for the remake of Point Break. The new film is being directed by Ericson Core, and is being produced by Broderick Johnson and Andrew A Kosove. They're the pair who have produced Wally Pfister's Transcendence. Point Break's remake will star Luke Bracey as Utah and Gerard Butler as Bodhi.

Whilst promoting Transcendence, Johnson was asked about Point Break and got talking about the footage shot so far. "We’ve shot some extraordinary footage with our surfers. And we were in the Italian Alps with the greatest extreme snow boarders in the world, shooting footage. We’ve actually been in photography on the film, beginning our stunt work with our real athletes. This is a movie with a lot of stunts and no stunt people in it because the stunts are way too dangerous for people who are stunt people. We have real athletes who do this, like Jeb Corliss, who’s the greatest wing-suiter in the world".

He added that "principal photography starts in June. But the greatest footage we’ve ever gotten at Alcon is the second unit footage that we have gotten with these athletes and what they’ve done".

So that certainly sounds promising. He went on to say that "it will be in 3D and IMAX. We’re careful about that. I’m mixed on 3D. I think a movie has to have a real value proposition to consider it, otherwise you’re just trying to take more money from [your audience]. I think this movie really does have a value proposition". Kosove added that "we won’t shoot it in 3D. We’ll convert it. One of the benefits of the smaller cameras is that you can really put the audience in with the action. When you start shooting in 3D, the camera rigs are very large".

Johnson also commented on whether the remake would closely follow the original. "Not at all. The script only shares in common with the original the characters and the nature of the character dynamic between Utah and Bodhi and their relationship. Everything else about the movie is different. The narrative of the movie is different".

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Everything else about the movie is different. The narrative of the movie is different

In other words we just want to cash in on the success of the original but with minimum effort.

Johnson also commented on whether the remake would closely follow the original.

"Not at all."

Says it all really.

Mr Butler, your career is going well. Don't ruin it with this. Point Break may not have been the perfect movie but hell it was the perfect performance from Swayze and will long be remembered as his best role. Massive shoes to fill Gerard, not sure you can (especially with your awful 'Merican accent)

There is absolutely no point in this remake.

"Not at all. The script only shares in common with the original the characters and the nature of the character dynamic between Utah and Bodhi and their relationship. Everything else about the movie is different. The narrative of the movie is different".

So it's not really a remake at all then, is it? It's just another reboot of a fine film for the sake of it, using the original as a springboard for quick cash. Leave it alone.

I don't understand the thinking behind this at all, Just make an original film about extreme sports nutters! I'd go see it!

Wasn't that xXx?

Yeah, that scores a point in my book for at least trying to be an original idea. My point was I suppose from the article above, they have taken an existing property and butchered into something else that's unrecognisable. Just do something else! The reception would probably be more positive.

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