Gerard Butler to star in Point Break remake?

In discussions to play Bodhi

The long-rumoured Point Break remake looks to be moving forward, with Heat Vision reporting that Gerard Butler is in discussions to star in the project.

The report claims that Butler is in discussions to play adrenaline junkie / bank robber, Bodhi, the character played by Patrick Swayze in the original film.

According to the site, Butler’s version of the character will be, “an expert extreme sports athlete who also seeks to find nirvana through the conquest of a series of athletic feats.”

Scripted by Kurt Wimmer, the remake sounds pretty close to the original in terms of plot, with a young FBI agent set to infiltrate Bodhi’s extreme sports gang in order to crack their extra-curricular criminal activities...

Directed by Ericson Core, the project has yet to receive an official release date, but expect the wheels to begin turning should Butler officially sign on...

Would Butler be a good pick for the role? Tell us, below!

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    • obiwanshinobi

      Jan 9th 2014, 9:14

      Nope. Do not want.

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    • bradlynch

      Jan 9th 2014, 15:03

      No no no, Another quality movie will get ruined. Ericson Core make something original instead

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 9th 2014, 16:07

      Lame lame LAME! The original isn't even that old.

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    • thejonner

      Jan 9th 2014, 20:04

      Enough with this guff. Come up with something new, Hollywood, for God's sake! It's already been remade, anyway - The Fast and The Furious took care of that, so leave well alone, thank you.

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    • jeffwells

      Jan 19th 2014, 7:14

      Casting for this remake is easy. No “movie stars” required. The “right” actors with the “right” looks are what is needed to make this remake-worthy legendary film truly fly. Big names won’t do it. These characters are personifications of real-life people in an action-only world. They need to connect as the character – not the established “star” known worldwide. Hopefully, the big screen remake of “Miami Vice” will act as a warning sign. Choose the right actor… not the biggest star. With that, I have cast the movie… Johnny Utah – Jensen Ackels (Supernatural) Bode – Dax Shepard (Parenthood) Tyler – Grace Park (Hawaii 5-0) Pappas – Clarke Peters (The Wire) Work in Ben Foster as part of Bode’s crew. These actors, that script and that legendary action/drama name will rock. Hopefully, square pegs will not be forced into round holes in a desperation move. This idea is pure $.. if handled correctly.

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