Point Break, the 1991 hit action film starring Keanu Reeves and the late Patrick Swayze, has been rumoured to be in the remake cupboard for a few years now, probably since about 1992. Today it has been confirmed that Ericson Core has been chosen to direct the high adrenaline sky diving, surfing massive waves based movie. Core is previously better known as a cinematographer, having worked on Payback, The Fast And The Furious, and Daredevil, and he definitely has one of the coolest names ever seen on a set of credits.
In case you’ve not seen the original, Keanu Reeves starred as an FBI agent who infiltrates a gang of adrenaline junkie bank robbers, but then gets drawn into their love for extreme surfing, and forms a dangerous bond between himself and Patrick Swayze, who play the handsome robber Bodhi.
Point Break has been described by many as a ‘cult film’ and a ‘classic’, and is fondly looked back on as one of the great films of the 1990’s. The idea of a modern day remake is likely to go down very badly amongst fans of the original. The 80’s and 90’s are littered with classic films that are even more popular today than when originally released, but movie big wigs still feel the need to try and remake them; to recapture that love that film fans have for the characters, and the film itself. However, perhaps classic films should be left as just that-classic. Untouched. And in the case of George Lucas, definitely not remastered. The recent revamp of Total Recall is a classic example of why hit films should be left well and truly alone to mature like a fine wine. This remake could well leave a bitter taste in the mouth of viewers. The film is pencilled in to begin shooting at the end of the year, so there is still time for the director to hopefully change his mind.