Gerard Butler is in final negotiations to join the upcoming remake of the 1990s classic Point Break. The movie is being directed by cinematographer Ericson Core, who worked on The Fast & the Furious and Daredevil.
According to the report, the new movie is "set in the international world of extreme sports as opposed to the Southern California surf scene of the original. The plot of an FBI agent infiltrating a crime ring as well as the names of the principal characters remain the same."
Butler will play a character named Bodhi, the character that was played by Patrick Swyaze in the original movie. He's described as "an expert extreme-sports athlete who seeks nirvana through the conquest of a series of athletic feats such as surfing 100-foot waves. He saves Johnny Utah, the undercover FBI agent, and brings him into the fold of international criminals." It will be interesting to see who they cast in the role of Utah.
Butler is a solid actor. He recently starred in another surfing film called Chasing Mavericks, which I'm sure helped him land this part. It will be interesting to see a reimagining of this movie, but I doubt it will live up to the awesomeness of the original.
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