Well, that Point Break remake that we’d all like to pretend isn’t happening…is still on the way, after all. Variety is reporting that the film, a redo of Kathryn Bigelow’s classic 1991 action film, has found its Johnny Utah to pit … Continue reading

‘Point Break’: Meet The New Johnny Utah

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Well, that Point Break remake that we’d all like to pretend isn’t happening…is still on the way, after all. Variety is reporting that the film, a redo of Kathryn Bigelow’s classic 1991 action film, has found its Johnny Utah to pit against Gerard Butler’s Bodhi. The original actors to play the roles were Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, respectively. This time around, the man standing on Utah’s surfboard will be Luke Bracey.

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Bracey is a a little-known Australian actor who appeared in a soap opera down under called Home and Away. Stateside, his credits include Monte Carlo and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He was on the recent shortlist to play Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey, a role that would eventually go to Jamie Dornan. In Point Break, he’ll play Utah, an undercover agent that attempts to infiltrate a criminal gang lead by the enigmatic Bodhi. As he falls for one of the girls linked to the gang, befriends Bodhi, and starts to fall under the spell of their lifestyle, it soon becomes hard for her to figure out where his allegiances lie. In the original, the gang was made up of surfers, this time around they’re described as being into extreme sports.

Yes, The Fast and The Furious lifted that premise from Point Break.

Ericson Core is attached to direct the project. Core’s only other big directing credit is the 2006 Mark Wahlberg flick Invincible. The writer, Kurt Wimmer, has quite a hefty resumé. It includes The Thomas Crown Affair, Equilibrium, Street Kings, and Salt. But it also includes the Total Recall remake, and Law Abiding Citizen.

No word yet on when we should expect Point Break in theaters, except for a vague release window of 2015.

SOURCE: Variety

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  • Vegas82

    Well, he has the vacant stare down…

  • Mario-Francisco Robles

    lol That’s precisely why I chose this picture. He’s got that lost, “whoa” Keanu look in his eyes here.

  • AlexiasLazar

    Yes, Please.

  • Daniel Dennison
  • Pizza the Hut

    WHY WHY

  • Ryan Johnson

    Red Dawn, Robocop, Fright Night, Total Recall…here Point Break, take your spot at the end of the line of 80s remake that bomb out at the box office

  • CJ

    It’s actually from the 90s

  • Rezzzz

    Another movie that nobody wants to see remade!

  • BQSTUDIOS

    matthew mcconaughey should be cast as bodie, he’d be perfect.
    He’s definilty got the surfer look and body. And can easily play the fine line of good vs bad guy. Gerard is way too old.