Extreme sports on tap for sequel, but surfing is center
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 May, 2014 - Alcon Entertainment has lined up over a dozen prominent athletes from the world of extreme sports for its reboot of “Point Break.”
The action-thriller, starring Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey, begins shooting June 26 with production set for Germany, Austria, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela, French Polynesia, and India. Ramirez came on board last week as a replacement for Gerard Butler in the part of Bodhi, an undercover agent.
Surfers cast include Makua Rothman, 2007 O’Neill World Cup Winner; Billy Kemper and, Ahanu Tson-Dru, both nominated for the 2014 Billabong XXL Ride of the Year Award; and Brian Keaulana, who recently won the Big Board Surfing Classic.
Snowboarders include Lucas DeBari, who received the Rookie of the Year Award in Transworld Magazine Rider’s Poll in 2008; Ralph Backstrom, 2013 winner of the Freeride World Tour; Mitch Toelderer, winner of the 2011 Freeride World Tour; snowboard pioneer Mike Basich and Xavier De La Rue, 3-time winner of the Freeride World Tour.