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POINT BREAK remake to have a completely new plot say producers

In case you missed it, Point Break is getting a remake. The film is being produced by Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove. During the press junket for their upcoming Johnny Depp film Transcendence, the producers have revealed that the remake has already begun filming in locales throughout the world and that it will have a completely new plot. Keep reading for more details about the remake.

Here is what they had to say when asked if they had already begun filming:

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.  His team will be doing work for us, over the summer, in Switzerland with motocross.  So in any event, 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.

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Here’s what they had to say about the plot:

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.  While we do have surfing in the film, it is only a subset of the extreme sports that we deal with, including free-climbing, motocross, wing-suiting and so forth.  The movie is being shot in 10 countries across the globe.  Kathryn Bigelow’s original movie was really ahead of its time for 1991, when it came out.  That was really at the infancy of what extreme sports would become with the X-Games.  This movie is on a much broader scale around the world, and the narrative of the movie is completely different.  What we found fascinating about the original film, and is preserved in this, is the character work and the relationship between Bodhi and Utah, who are these two gentleman on opposite of the law, but yet, at the same time, share a common bond.  That’s the one element that the two movies share.

Read the interview for the full details about the Point Break remake at Collider.

I was interested in the remake because I was hopeful it would have a similar story. It looks like that won’t be the case, so now I am a bit bummed. The story, characters and action sequences were what made the original Point Break awesome. I would hope that the remake would have some decent action, but I worry the plot will suffer based on this news.

What do you think of the direction the Point Break remake is headed?

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