'Point Break' Becomes the Next Remake Casualty

Hollywood sure has a sick sense of humor, doesn't it? The latest retread news has Alcon Entertainment--yes, the same company making Blade Runner again with Ridley Scott--announcing plans to also remake Point Break.  

"Whoa...Bodhi...say it ain't so!"


This from the press release (via Slashfilm): The new version is set in the world of international extreme sports,and like the original involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring, but plot points beyond that have not been revealed by the filmmakers. Yawn. If you didn't know, the two guys behind Alcon Entertainment, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, have to their recent producing credits Something Borrowed, The Book of Eli and those Sisterhood of the Globetrotting Jeans movies.

These announcements always make me think of, and then crack up at, this classic comment made by a producer who shall remain nameless at Comic-Con a few years ago --"We are always looking for new projects to remake."

Does it take that much for these studio "creative" types to come up with new ideas?  And--love the Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze original though I do--who was screaming for a redo? Just go see the play, already.

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