Warner Bros announces Point Break remake

Ultimate "bromance" movie will receive the 21st-century treatment

Warner Bros and Alcon Entertainment have revealed plans to produce a remake of the 1991 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze vehicle, Point Break.

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The Kathryn Bigelow film, which was only a modest box office success at the time of its original release, has become part of post-millennial pop culture, having been referenced in everything from Family Guy to Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz.

Alcon bosses Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove reportedly secured the rights to Point Break on the 20th anniversary of its release, and are now searching for a director to bring a script by Salt screenwriter Kurt Wimmer to the screen.

“Who doesn’t love the Kathryn Bigelow original and its pure heart-pounding action and thrills?” said the Alcon heads in a statement. “Kurt’s take infuses the story and characters with new twists and settings. We’re very excited to be in business…”

One of the film’s producers, Michael De Luca, added: “Point Break wasn’t just a film, it was a Zen meditation on testosterone-fuelled action and manhood in the late 20th century and we hope to create the same for the 21st!”

Point Break starred Reeves and Swayze respectively as a young cop and a surfer who come together to foil a gang of bank robbers in Los Angeles, in what has been called the ultimate “bromance” movie.

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