The remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 action masterpiece (that’s right), Point Break, is sadly still being remade. Now the first images of the Point Break remake, starring Luke Bracey as the Keanu Reeves/Johnny Utah character and Edgar Ramirez in the Patrick Swayze/Bodhi role, have been released. There was also footage shown at CinemaCon, and early reactions are as middling as expected.
Here are the photos of both Bracey and Ramirez in their roles, courtesy of Slashfilm:
Twitter reaction to the Point Break remake footage shown at CinemaCon all carried the same basic theme: the action looks cool, but the film itself lacks the punch and fun of the original Point Break. Easily one of the most unnecessary remakes coming down the pipe, this new Point Break heightens the stakes of the game:
“In Alcon Entertainment’s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller “Point Break,” a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string of staggering crimes that kill innocent people and send the world’s economy into a tailspin.”
The Point Break remake comes out on Christmas Day this year. In the role originally played by Gary Busey is Ray Winstone, and Lori Petty’s role is filled by Teresa Palmer.
I predict imminent failure.