‘Point Break’ Remake Gets a Summer 2015 Release Date

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point break remake release date Point Break Remake Gets a Summer 2015 Release Date

2015 isn’t just a big year for blockbuster sequels and tentpoles based on pre-established intellectual properties – it’s also a major year for reboots/remakes. Such horror franchises as Amityville and Friday the 13th are getting a (or, rather, another) fresh start next year, as will the Fantastic Four superhero/comic book movie series. In addition, 20th Century Fox will unleash its remake of 1980s supernatural horror title Poltergeist, while Universal has only just added the Point Break remake to the 2015 release slate.

The new Point Break is written by Kurt Wimmer (who also co-penned the Total Recall remake) and directed by Ericson Core. The latter was helmer on the underdog sports tale Invincible, as well as director of photography on the original Fast and the Furious installment - considered by many people to be an unofficial remake of Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow’s original Point Break, as it were. Seems appropriate enough.

Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) is starring as F! B! I! Agent! Johnny Utah in the remake, while we only just learned yesterday that free-spirited bank robber/adrenaline junkie Bodhi is going to be played by Édgar Ramírez (Wrath of the Titans), replacing Gerard Butler. Other cast members include Ray Wintstone (Noah), taking over the role of “Pappas” (or, at the least, a character similar to him) that was handled by Gary Busey in Bigelow’s film.

point break luke bracey edgar ramirez Point Break Remake Gets a Summer 2015 Release Date

Luke Bracey and Édgar Ramírez are starring in ‘Point Break’

Universal has scheduled Point Break to hit U.S. theaters on August 7th, 2015, where it will face Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed and the Goosebumps book series adaptation (starring Jack Black as R.L. Stine). Truth be told, it’s difficult to imagine that Assassin’s Creed won’t come out the victor in that showdown with Point Break, given the source game’s large fanbase – not to mention, it has Michael Fassbender as leading man. Universal clearly recognizes that Point Break is best fit for the season of popcorn fun, but that doesn’t guarantee that the remake won’t end up being one of 2015′s box office washout stories.

Of course, 2015 is going to be a competitive year for movies, no matter which month they arrive during. That would explain why 20th Century Fox has also just pulled Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 from December 2015 – where it would’ve had to compete with the likes of Star Wars: Episode VII and Kung Fu Panda 3 – and moved it to December 16th, 2016 instead. Probably a smart move, that one.

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Point Break opens in U.S. theaters on August 7th, 2015.

Source: Universal

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  1. Edgar Ramirez as Bohdi?? Can’t see it. Can’t see this movie. If there was actually a movie to boycott, this would be it. The original still holds up. Nope nope. Get outta here with this trash, Universal. Stick with the FF franchise.

  2. Cult classic movie…

    Big shoes to fill….

  3. “Bodhi…You gotta go down!”

  4. A sequel would have been more appropriate. With Johnny being off in seclusion after the events of the original story because he’s done with the FBI agent thing. Then FBI seeks him out and he gets paired with a rookie to find and capture a new set of opposition.

    • that actually would of been better. Include atleast one of the main stars from the classic and progress with a cohesive story.

  5. So, a flop waiting to happen?

  6. I finally watched this movie sometime last year – I have to be honest, I really don’t get the appeal.

    I’ve seen that people have said Fast and Furious is a “spiritual remake”. I realized I didn’t get that movie either when I found myself rooting for the trucker.

  7. Luke Bracey & Edgar Ramirez will definetly bring in the crowds to a pack-full theaters (sarcasm)

  8. don’t know if it is a good idea. patrick swayze and keanu reeves (not forgetting gary busey) were great in the original. i also like the idea of a sequel much more as bleeblahbloobloo does. and i would love to see another movie with keanu reeves. i know he is not the greatest actor on earth but i like watching him. he was perfect as neo.

  9. This Movie will be the first movie to make me cry before production because it would not live up to the original. I agree with the squeal idea. This movie has always been one of my favorites. They could at least keep the same story in general but change up the cast, or have a different main character but no, hollywood focuses on big adverts that make them money and hype, then produce crap. This is becoming the norm and it’s very sad.

  10. Give me Reeves, Swayze and Busey over Pacino, Duval and Brando any day! Guiltiest pleasure movie of all time.

  11. Hi Hollywood,

    Heres a thought be original and take a gamble at something new? instead you take the easy route and build or copy on something that has already worked? Lol, phuckin’ lazy fat a$$ Hollywood execs these days…..

    Sincerely,

    Gary Busey Jr.

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