MUMBAI: Gerard Butler is in negotiations to star in a remake of the Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze action thriller, Point Break directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Released in 1991, the film got a worldwide cult following in DVD and Blu-Ray releases.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the movie is looking at a summer shoot with Ericson Core, the cinematographer behind 2001’s The Fast & the Furious and Daredevil as the director. For the remake, Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Total Recall) wrote the screenplay which revolves around the international world of extreme sports. The original film had the Southern California surf scene as the main theme. However, the storyline about an FBI agent infiltrating a crime ring as well as the names of the principle characters remains the same.
If the film is finalised, Butler will play Bodhi, an expert extreme-sports athlete who seeks nirvana through the conquest of a series of athletic feats such as surfing 100-foot waves, reports THR.
However, for the time being the actor will next be seen in Liongate’s epic fantasy Gods of Egypt, which starts shooting in March. Later in the year, he will be seen in London Is Falling, the sequel to his action hit Olympus Has Fallen.