Gerard Butler quits new Point Break movie

The Bounty Hunter actor allegedly walked out over creative differences and scheduling issues, but the film will still shoot in Australia this Autumn

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Gerard Butler quits new Point Break movie
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Some believe that cheeky Scottish actor Gerard Butler has made a wise move, pulling out of the remake of one of the best surf movies of all time – Point Break.

Butler has abandoned the lead role of surfer Bodhi, originally played by Patrick Swayze, due to "creative differences and scheduling reasons".

Although movie fans around the world believe that trying to remake Point Break would be like Disney trying to remake Citizen Kane, Alcon Entertainment still plans to shoot the ambitious cult movie remake this autumn, with director Ericson Core (Invincible) and scriptwriter Kurt Wimmer (Total Recall) behind the project.


Late June shooting dates in Australia are still in the diary, clashing with Butler’s plans to shoot Olympus Has Fallen sequel in London around the same time. Alcon’s haste on this project may have something to do with the epic fail of their recent sci-fi flick Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp.

Hard man Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast) is believed to be involved in the Point Break movie, as well as Aussie actor Luke Bracey (Home and Away) – who's taken the role of undercover cop Johnny Utah, played by Keanu Reeves in the original film.

Locations that may be used during filming include the Gold Coast and Tasmania in Australia, and Tahiti.

The Point Break remake is set to be released in 2015.


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