Updates On New ‘Blade Runner’ Movie & ‘Point Break’ Remake

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Alcon Entertainment head Andrew Kosove is involved with numerous upcoming high-profile remakes, TV show reboots, and new franchise installments. That list of projects includes a live-action/CGI adaptation of the Hong Kong Phooey cartoon series – and, more prominently, both another movie set in the Blade Runner universe and a revamping of the Kathryn Bigelow-directed 1991 action classic, Point Break.

Kosove has spoken out about his impending film slate and dropped some interesting tidbits about the current status of the new Blade Runner flick, as well as some insight into how much of a “pure” remake the new Point Break is going to be.

Ridley Scott is planning to direct said Blade Runner movie and previously indicated that the project will (in all likelihood) be a semi-sequel that does not directly connect to the events/characters of his original 1982 sci-fi classic. However, with no screenwriter officially set and Scott being in contention to direct numerous in-development projects, there’s been some question as to just when exactly this second Blade Runner title will fully begin pre-production.

Here is what Kosove offered The Playlist concerning the subject:

“[Ridley Scott has] got a lot of stuff that he’s working on. I believe it’s an extremely high priority for Ridley, that’s what he’s said to me. This ['Blade Runner' film] is moving forward aggressively in development… Sometime in the first two months of the new year we’ll announce who the screenwriter will be and whether or not it’s a prequel or sequel. And then we’ll be off to the races.”

It will be interesting to see how the success of Scott’s Prometheus affects (or doesn’t affect) progress on his Blade Runner movie. After all, if the aforementioned film, which is based in the Alien universe, proves to be a hit, there will probably be heightened demand for Scott to both direct one of the already-planned sequels AND revisit his other beloved sci-fi movie creation (ie. Blade Runner) in the hopes of replicating his newfound success. Suffice it to say, the 74-year-old filmmaker won’t be retiring anytime soon…

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Point Break

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Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) and Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) in 'Point Break'

The Point Break remake, unlike the new Blade Runner movie, already has a script writer onboard, in the form of Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Law Abiding Citizen, Street Kings). However, it also has the disadvantage of being a member of the impending mass of remakes/reboots that Hollywood plans to move forward with in the future – something that people have been already more-than-willing to voice their objections about.

Here is what Kosove has said, with regards to why the Point Break remake is a worthwhile endeavor:

“This is the thing — surfing is a part of it, but I will tell you that we believe firmly, in terms of remaking a film like this, we’ve got to make it fresh. It’s not a literal remake of the original the way ‘Footloose’ was — it was identical to the original film. [Our 'Point Break'] has got elements of the original and it’s not just surfing, it’s other kinds of extreme sports, but surfing is very, very prominent in the story.”

As many cinephiles have pointed out, a Point Break remake is a tricky proposition to make feel fresh or even “necessary”; not only because of the fond memories many moviegoers have for the original, but also because many consider The Fast and the Furious to be an unofficial re-working of the film, along the lines of what Kosove is talking about (albeit, with extreme racing taking the place of surfing/skydiving/etc).

Still, the idea that the new Point Break won’t simply use the Footloose remake formula (ie. rehash many of the exact same plot points and dialogue from the original) may be enough to start getting more people interested… maybe.

Expect to hear more about both the new Blade Runner flick and Point Break remake during the upcoming early months of 2012.

Source: The Playlist

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  1. Just as long as Keanu can make a cameo and say to the Utah, “YOU’RE AN FBI AGENT!”

  2. They already remade Point Break. It was calld The Fast and The Furious.

  3. I they remake Poiny Break it will turn into an action comedy starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill…wait…ohh. Nevermind.

  4. Who’s gonna shell a buck for those???????? blade runner is a legend with almost 30 year since its release .I can’t think of a single sequel working after this much time.There is simply no point . It’s a programmed disaster. Point break? you have a massively successful franchise (FF)still running that started as a remake of it AND a dead cult actor who starred in it(swayze) (which means no matter how good the new actor is he will be unfavorably compared to swayze ). I mean Ironman +600 mo, Inception +600mo hollywood you want money ? we want fresh meat!

    • Tron Legacy. yeah, it didn’t too very well at the box-office, but neither did the original tron or the original blade runner. it captured the same spirit as the original…..vfx fest with a very thin plot.

    • i fail to see the connection of ironman and inception as it relates to these 2 movies. and what does +600mo even mean? is that six hundred million?
      i think a sequel (0r prequel) can work, especially if scott is involved. i agree on the point break. the 1st movie was pointless

  5. If Ridley Scott is at the helm, I have nothing against a tie-in film for Blade Runner. If the original guy is doing it, why argue? Prometheus looks awesome!

    Why don’t they just remaster Point Break and re-release it in theaters before hitting blu ray? That’d be sweet

  6. I wonder if Ridley’s films are all “semi-prequels” with “DNA” of the said universe as a way of not ****ing up his good films like George Lucas has.
    I mean the “Star Wars” novels, comic books games etc… with alternate stories and characters written by other people were great. But then George Lucas decides he knows better than everyone and tries to explain and connect EVERYTHING in the most childish and yet boringly overcomplicated way possible. Whilst at the same time sucking all the heart out of the franchise.

    Yes, I like this “Set in the same universe…” , ” Same strands of DNA..” stuff.

  7. OH GOD, NOT A POINT BREAK REMAKE!!!! WTF Hollywood? The first one was crap – the funniest scenes were when Swayze threw the dog at Keanu when he was chasing him, and when Anthony Keidis got his foot blown off. Although, if they can recreate that scene again in the new one, and possibly have Anthony Keidis shot in the HEAD this time, I’d pay money to see it.

    • “The first one was crap”
      You JUST said that!!!! Wow….

      • Point Break was AWESOME!

  8. Yup back in the day i would of loved to the Dark Force Rising trilogy or Shadows of the Empire. I think either would of made great movies.

    • It is not “I would of loved” you dumb ass!, it’s “I WOULD HAVE LOVED”

  9. Well, if someone decides to do a 7, 8, and 9, it ain’t gonna be Lucas. He has said as much for years, and that actually might be a GOOD thing. I would love to see the Dark Force Rising trilogy turned into a movie, and if Harrison Ford didn’t want to do it, then make Han Solo dead. It wouldn’t hurt the story. I think Mark Hamill might need to lose a little weight first. And I would love to see the return of Billy Dee!

    • He also said he wouldn’t do the prequels. But I doubt there will be another trilogy. All the post-ROTJ stuff is all there in the form of comic books, novels, and video games. Everything that came before was based off Lucas’ original story. Unless he adapted the Thrawn trilogy to film that would be cool.

  10. Well if you were one of the few that bought the bumper sticker “Bodhi Lives” then you probably figured he was always an extreme sportsman evolving into extreme multi-sports so that’s not imaginative or a change in the story at all.
    What’s clever is that by hiring Keanu Reeves to write, star, and direct the next three ‘Point Break’ films we’ll effectively get him out of the way so he won’t screw up worth while properties like ‘Cowboy Bebop’ .. By the time he gets done hopefully he’ll forget what Anime is and go retire on some horse ranch or something…

  11. HaHaHa…Are you kidding me leave swayze’s movie’s alone,im a guy but even i know it’s stupid to remake dirty dancing, now this!what’s next? road house or next of kin…smh

  12. How stupid of me to forget GHOST,oh it’s coming people don’t say i didn’t warn you.

  13. smh ..21 Jump street looks so crappy from the trailers not even gonna waste my time. I hope Point Break dont follow that route .

  14. A re-make of Point Break is nothing more than a big slap in the face to Kathryn Bigalow (oscar winning director mind you) and to Patrick Swayze (RIP). F U very much studios for nothing original yet again.

  15. They can’t remake Point Break

  16. These two movies should not be remade. If Ridley Scott is arrogant enough to think this franchise will float without Ford he is severly underestimating the mans talent and how that talent ties him to his films. The new Star Wars films where critically panned by critics and Fans (like me) because there was no Han Solo he gave the franchise the humanity to ground it.Sad fact is no one was intellegent enough to point it out or realise it because so many think Ford is old and a has been. Rather sad to not know talent when you witness it or when you lack it. Who in the audience when they saw Star Wars did not see Solo as an everyman someone they could see themselves being even in space??? And Blade Runner well Dekkard is the character that doesn’t make the story line laughable Ford is so again Human in the story that without him it would have been a B movie.Philip K Dick is a good writer but has a tendancy to veer off into who knows what land! You better get an actor every bit as good as Ford or Im telling you all you Blade Runner fans are going to be disappointed and the sad part is you really won’t understand why?? and that is because Ford really is that good an actor!and with all this CGI crap actors do not have to hone their craft anymore.Im afraid it is only when he passes will he pass into legand. Like Cary Grant he won’t be understood or appreciated until then.

  17. Come up with something /anything NEW!!
    Remakes/ reimagined films or t v shows suck! Name one that was worth the ticket price?

  18. They already remade Point Break. It was called The Fast and the Furious (2001).

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