In the original Point Break movie, Keanu Reeves played a character named Johnny Utah. Alcon Entertainment has announced that they've cast that role in their remake, and it went to Luke Bracey. That name isn't familiar at all, but he played Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, so you wouldn't recognize him anyway because you never saw his face.
He will star alongside Gerard Butler, who was already cast in the role of Bodhi. The film is being directed by Invincible‘s Ericson Core from a script written by Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Total Recall).
It was previously reported that the remake 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's character is 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."
The original film had a certain charm that people love, and it's something I seriously doubt they will be able to replicate with the sequel. I'm not expecting much from it, but I'm sure there's an audience out there that is going to be excited for this thing.
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