“Point Break,” when it surfed into theaters in 1991, was (to quote the movie) “100 percent pure adrenalin.” Directed by a young Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”), the movie starred Patrick Swayze as a mystical surfer who robbed banks to fuel his hunt for the perfect wave.
Keanu Reeves and Gary Busey (“gimme two!”) played the FBI agents hot on his trail and Lori Petty (“Tank Girl”), in what seems like another lifetime for the actress, played Reeves’ love interest: a pixie-ish surfer girl torn between her love for Keanu and her allegiance to Swayze.
But, like “Dirty Dancing” — another of Swayze’s smash hits — “Point Break” has been queued up for a remake.
The updated version, like the original, will involve an FBI agent infiltrating a group of hot cool dudes. But instead of focusing on surfers, the new screenplay (penned by “Salt” scribe Kurt Wimmer) focuses on a group of law-breaking extreme sports fanatics.
“‘Point Break’ wasn’t just a film,” producer Michael DeLuca tells EW, “it was a Zen meditation on testosterone fueled action and manhood in the late 20th century and we hope to create the same for the young 21st!”
What’s next in Swayze remakes? “Roadhouse?”