The new version is set in the world of international extreme sports
Because the original "Point Break" wasn't perfect enough, Alcon Entertainment is rebooting the 1991 thriller, the company announced Monday.
The original movie starred Keanu Reeves as undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah and Patrick Swayze as Bodhi — just Bodhi. That movie was set in the world of surfing. Alcon's version is set in the world of international extreme sports.
(Surfing, incidentally, qualifies as an extreme sport, along with BMX, snowboarding and skateboarding.)
Alcon says the new "Point Break" will involve an FBI agent who infiltrates a criminal ring, but it isn't otherwise saying anything about the plot. Warner Bros. will release the film.
Kathryn Bigelow directed the original "Point Break," distributed by Fox.
Alcon's Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce the reboot, along with Michael DeLuca, John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer. Wimmer also wrote the screenplay.
DeLuca called the original version "a Zen meditation on testosterone fueled action and manhood in the late 20th century," adding, "we hope to create the same for the young 21st.”
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