Point Break remake gets a director

Ericson Core taking the hot seat

Having gone quiet for several years since its first announcement, Alcon Entertainment’s Point Break remake looks to be up and running again with the announcement of a new director.

The man stepping behind the camera is a chap named Ericson Core, who might sound like Sony’s latest gadget, but is actually an advert director who made the step up to feature films with the Mark Wahlberg-starring Invincible.

Last time we heard anything about this one, producer Andrew Kosove was describing how the new version would be a significant departure from the original, rather than a straight remake.

“It's not a literal remake of the original the way Footloose was,” explains Kosove. “It was identical to the original film. [Our film] has got elements of the original and it's not just surfing, it's other kinds of extreme sports, but surfing is very, very prominent in the story.”

Alcon is hoping to kick off production by the end of the year, with a script already in place from Kurt Wimmer, he of Law Abiding Citizen and Total Recall. Consider us firmly on the fence…

Are you interested in a Point Break remake? Tell us, below!

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    • dangoodfellow

      Apr 11th 2013, 7:48

      interesting to see which way they'll go with the whole ho eroticism thing in the post Brokeback Mountain era........actually that's not true, there isn't anything interesting about a Point Break remake, unless the main character spends the whole time shooting his gun in the air and roaring with emotion, even when he's buying coffee or on the phone, oh and a fully fledged Matrix style twenty minute dog throwing fight. Then i might watch the trailer.....actually that's not true.........

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    • MrSeb

      Apr 11th 2013, 12:36

      Instead of brainless morons remaking films which were impeccable and/or timeless already, why don't we instead invest the money in remaking the incredible Writers and Directors who made the original films? Get them working on new material... Some my call it 'cloning', I call it 'Increasing the chances of good, original films being made, rather than making trite re-hashes with tween garbage actors'

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    • apo1978

      Apr 11th 2013, 12:50

      I'm so annoyed with Hollywood right now that I'd actually welcome a Friedman/Seltzer travesty called "Remake Movie" at this rate...

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    • SiMan

      Apr 11th 2013, 13:22

      Just in general, what's peoples opinion on whether Hollywood should remake films instead that are in no way considered 'classic'? Although i too abhore remakes coming left, right and centre at the moment, i can kind of see why studios choose to do so with popular films/franchises, as they've got a ready made audience there. Anything that wasn't a success first time is going to be risky to remake, but i just wish Hollywood would hold their hands up and say 'we got that wrong, but we're going to try again.' I'd welcome something like Green Lantern being treated like that. Or even the SW prequels.

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 12th 2013, 0:33

      No movie is safe.

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    • tommywood

      Apr 16th 2013, 22:22

      A Point Break remake? Really?!!! I give up!

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