January 9, 2014
Gerard Butler Offered Lead Role In POINT BREAK Remake
THR is reporting that Scottish actor Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen, 300) is being courted for a lead role in the Point Break remake. Butler would take on the Bohdi role, originally portrayed by Patrick Swayze in the film directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty). The remake was written by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium, Total Recall, Law Abiding Citizen, Salt, Street Kings) and directed by cinematographer Ericson Core (Daredevil, Fast And Furious).
Instead of focusing on a small group of Californian surfers, it will be set within the world of international extreme sports. The lead characters will keep their original names, an actor for the role of undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah (previously played by Keanu Reeves) hasn't been flushed out yet.
While I'm not a hundred percent on board for this remake, casting an action star who can actually surf is good starting point. Gerard is currently shooting Gods of Egypt and will be taking on London Is Falling afterwards, Break will begin production sometime this summer.