by Justin Cook
Close to two and a half decades after the original Point Break, Johnny Utah and Bodhi return in the first trailer for this year’s remake of the 1991 classic.
The remake stars Luke Bracey as Utah, Edgar Ramirez as Bodhi, Teresa Palmer as Tyler and Ray Winstone as Pappas. Invincible director and The Fast and the Furious cinematographer Ericson Core will helm the film, with Salt writer Kurt Wimmer penning the script.
Watch the trailer below:
1991’s Point Break starred Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Lori Petty and Gary Busey, and was directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who went on to direct such critically acclaimed war films as The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty.
The film followed an undercover FBI agent who infiltrates a group of surfers moonlighting as bank robbers. The remake has a similar plot with a few differences. Read the official synopsis here:
“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 spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes. The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by elite athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.”
Warner Bros. is certainly taking a risk on the remake, as its cast is mainly comprised of actors unknown to mainstream audiences. Bracey starred in last year’s The November Man and 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Ramirez appeared in The Bourne Ultimatum and is set to star alongside Matthew McConaughey in next year’s Gold, and Palmer received attention for her performance in 2013’s Warm Bodies.
Point Break will parachute into theaters this year on Christmas Day.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures