Luke Bracey will play Keanu Reeves' role, Gerard Butler will play Bodhi
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 February, 2014 - Movie Pilot has reported that Gerard Butler is taking over the role of Bodhi, made famous by Patrick Swayze, in the upcoming remake of Point Break. And, just today it has been speculated that Luke Bracey will play Keanu Reeves role as Johnny Utah, the former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback and rookie FBI Agent.
In case you have intentional-amnesia of early nineties surf-themed cinema, the plot revolves around Johnny Utah, on a mission to uncover the players in a local bank robbery ring. Reeves is trying to catch Swayze's character, Bodhi, and in the process they jump out of airplanes, surf and throw some really cheesy dialogue back and forth. It's become a cult classic.
Reeves' replacement Luke Bracey is an Australian actor who has recently made the move to Hollywood following his stint on the Australian soap, Home and Away, and has starred in G.I. JOE: RETALIATION as the Cobra Commander. Recently he has made the headlines for being Selena Gomez's shoulder to cry on, following her split with Justin Bieber.
The new film is going to be directed by Ericson Core (Invincible), with the script rewritten by Kurt Wimmer (Total Recall). According to Joblo, the plot will be similar to that of its 1991 counterpart, but instead of the main focus being on surfing being the focus it will be 'extreme sports' instead.