Gerard Butler has entered talks to play the role of Bodhi
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 30 January, 2014 - The Point Break remake has been turning its wheels steadily but slowly, following Alcon Entertainment’s initial announcement that the 1991 thriller would be getting a proper makeover. When last we reported on the project, it was slated to begin filming before 2013 drew to a close; that didn’t happen, but right now it’s looking pretty likely that principal photography will get underway within the next six months or so.
On January 22 filming for the project took over the Peahi lineup. Through wind & rain the film crew shot scenes that included several helicopters (see video) and somehow managed to dodge Laird Hamilton who kept surfing during the filming, but won’t appear in the movie.
The remake will expand (and update) the premise to encompass other extreme sports, though producer Andrew Kosove has offered assurances that surfing will still be “very prominent in the story.”
THR is reporting that Gerard Butler has entered talks to play the role of Bodhi. If the 300 actor strikes a deal, then Point Break 2.0 will be one of three projects he works on this year, following Alex Proyas’ mythological tentpole Gods of Egypt and prior to the start of production on the Olympus Has Fallen sequel, London Has Fallen.
Directing responsibilities on the Point Break remake have been assigned to Ericson Core, who served as the cinematographer on The Fast and the Furious and Daredevil as well as the true-story based football drama Invincible (which Core also directed).