‘Point Break’ Remake to Replace Gerard Butler With Édgar Ramírez

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Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 crime drama Point Break features one of the greatest bromances ever told (probably), between FBI agent Johnny Utah and free-thinking surfer and bank robber Bodhi. For those who were busy/not yet born in 1991, however, Alcon Entertainment is remaking Point Break for the 21st century, with newcomer Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) set to play Johnny.

Bodhi, the character originally portrayed by the late Patrick Swayze in Point Break, was until recently going to be played by Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen). A hasty recasting is now required, however, as Butler had to leave the project due to a scheduling conflict, most likely with upcoming sequel London Has Fallen. At the time we predicted that Alcon would find an actor with equivalent star power to take over the role that Butler vacated, but according to the latest casting update it seems that another relatively unknown actor will be joining Bracey on the posters.

Variety reports that Édgar Ramírez, who can next be seen in Scott Derrickson’s supernatural horror film Deliver Us From Evil, is currently in negotiations to play Bodhi. Filming on Point Break is set to begin in June, which doesn’t leave Alcon much time to go window shopping for actors, so it can be assumed that these talks are serious even if they’re not yet finalized.

Johnny Utah and Bodhi in Point Break Point Break Remake to Replace Gerard Butler With Édgar Ramírez

Although surfing will still be a strong element, the plot of the Point Break remake will take place against the broader backdrop of extreme sports. Cinematographer Ericson Core (The Fast and the Furious), who made his feature directorial debut in 2006 with sports drama Invincible, will direct Point Break from a script penned by Kurt Wimmer (Salt).

Ramírez has had a number of supporting roles in major films, including Zero Dark Thirty and Wrath of the Titans, and his hair is certainly lustrous enough for the part. Selling a movie with two mostly unfamiliar faces playing the leads will be a challenge for Alcon, but one really great trailer can make all the difference.


Point Break does not have a release date yet, but we’ll keep you updated as development continues.

Source: Variety

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  1. I have faith in most reboots. This will for sure be an uphill battle. But I’ll continue to follow development. Will they still be Presidents? I def think the President masks, come after, the surfing and bromance in order of importance. We shall see soon hopefully.

  2. Hollywood already did a remake of “Point Break” in 2001. It was called “The Fast and The Furious”

    • I love point break, but I am also aware that it sucks. just another case of hollywood not quiet understanding why people love a movie, and trying to cash in on it.

  3. This remake will flop. Doomed from the start

  4. They already remade Point Break. It was called “The Fast and the Furious.” Seriously, compare the two movies… it’s the exact same plot.

    • Your sooo right lol. Fast & furious was a nearly identical rip off of Point Break. There was nothing original except for the cars.

  5. i have a feeling this movie will be pretty good, not as good as the original but i dont think it will do very good at the box office being theres no big name actor in it…actors these days have fans and when viewers dont know anything about the actors in a certain movie more than likely they wont care for it…unless they do a really good job advertising it i think it will be a flop depending on how big the budget is

  6. POINT(less) (re)Break.

  7. Butler for Kraven in TASM3