Some of us might recall the 1991 film ‘Point Break’ starring pre-Speed and pre-Matrix Keanu Reeves, along side a post-Dirty Dancing and post-Ghost Patrick Swayze, and directed by The Hurt Locker’s Kathryn Bigelow.
‘Point Break’ is a rollercoaster ride filled with cheesy quotable dialogue, well shot action sequences, and performances which somehow just work to make for a fun film. Rumours have sprung up occasionally over the years about a possible sequel to the film, however recently talk has turned more to the idea of a reboot.
It seems that Alcon Entertainment, is considering a reboot idea presumably with a longer term view of establishing a series of films should the first instalment be successful. Alcon currently holds the rights to the film including any sequels/reboots/remakes and is considering a Kurt Wimmer screenplay for the project.
Kurt Wimmer has a number of screenplays to his name, including the currently filming ‘Total Recall’ project, as well as previous films ‘Street Kings’, ‘Ultraviolet’, ‘Equilibrium’, and ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’.
The new version of ‘Point Break’ is intended to take place within the world of international extreme sports, and will involve an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal organisation connected to the sporting scene.
Looking at the previous screenplays that Wimmer has worked on it doesn’t instil a lot of confidence, there are some reasonable movies in the mix but a few misses as well. The idea leaves me feeling a little mixed, wondering if we really need a reboot to a 20 year old stand alone film.
We’ll let you know more if it progresses.