Ever seen Point Break? Well, no use in bothering now, according to Hollywood — in just a couple of short, short years, we may have a new version for everyone to watch. According to The Guardian, a remake of Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 film Point Break is being planned, with Gerard Butler in talks to portray the role of Bohdi, the film's antagonist and a role originally portrayed by Patrick Swayze.
Point Break, if you're not aware, is a classic. I want to be optimistic about this because it was kind of my New Year's resolution to start being more positive about things that I would normally roll my eyes at, but Hollywood's track record with remaking classics is...abysmal, to say the least. And it's really impossible to stay positive when I read that this remake isn't even going to be set in the Southern California world of surfing, but instead in the "international world of extreme sports." Don't change a plot that worked so well!
As for the role of the film's protagonist, Johnny Utah — no one's name is floating around for that role just yet, but we'll probably hear something about that soon. The remake is reportedly set to be directed by The Fast & the Furious cinematographer Ericson Core this summer, and the script was penned by Kurt Wimmer, the dude who wrote Law Abiding Citizen.
If you're not familiar with the plot of Point Break: It originally followed the story of an FBI agent going undercover to catch a ring of criminals in the world of surfing. Now, I guess they're changing that to extreme sports. Ugh. This remake does not need to happen.