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Gerard Butler drops out of the Point Break remake

05.06.2014

As the POINT BREAK reboot took some steps forward into production, it now will take some backwards as star Gerard Butler has dropped out of the production. Butler was set to take over the role of Bodhi, the surfing bank robber originally played by the late Patrick Swayze. Butler would have played opposite Luke Bracey who was cast in the Johnny Utah role played by Keanu Reeves in the 1991 action favorite.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of Butler bowing out of POINT BREAK and cites the reason as being a combination of creative differences and timing now that LONDON HAS FALLEN has a set production date. At this point, Alcon and director Ericson Core are still committed to a June start date of filming which means a replacement for Butler will need to be found very soon.

The entire concept of a POINT BREAK remake seemed a bad idea from the start. Kathryn Bigelow's movie is not exactly the best movie ever made but it is definitely a hell of a lot of fun and bridges that period between the late 80s and early 90s perfectly. It even made it's way into a really great moment in Edgar Wright's HOT FUZZ. Maybe the lack of a big star will suddenly bring Alcon to their senses. But, until you hear otherwise, prepare to see POINT BREAK 2.0 sometime in the near future.

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7:57AM on 05/07/2014
This is good. I have a feeling that this is one of those movies that will never see the light of day. The only purpose for remaking this movie is to try and franchise it. Same as the Total Recall failure. I did enjoy Robocop. That could've easily been a quasi sequel. All they needed was to change the main characters name, and add something at the beginning saying how they're reinstating this program.
This is good. I have a feeling that this is one of those movies that will never see the light of day. The only purpose for remaking this movie is to try and franchise it. Same as the Total Recall failure. I did enjoy Robocop. That could've easily been a quasi sequel. All they needed was to change the main characters name, and add something at the beginning saying how they're reinstating this program.
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6:34AM on 05/07/2014
Gerald Butler is so overrated. Most of his movies tank anyway...His filmography is crap...

If i didn't knew better I would think you could make a great movie remaking this....
Gerald Butler is so overrated. Most of his movies tank anyway...His filmography is crap...

If i didn't knew better I would think you could make a great movie remaking this....
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5:12AM on 05/07/2014
And cast Terry Crews as Bodhi.
And cast Terry Crews as Bodhi.
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5:11AM on 05/07/2014
Point Break remake? More like POINTLESS Brake remake! Am I right!?
Point Break remake? More like POINTLESS Brake remake! Am I right!?
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10:45PM on 05/06/2014
Good news on a couple of fronts. As an avid fan of the original, which still holds up in my opinion, this was unnecessary at best. Also, while I like Gerard Butler, he's not really known for his easy charm, which Bodhi needs.
Good news on a couple of fronts. As an avid fan of the original, which still holds up in my opinion, this was unnecessary at best. Also, while I like Gerard Butler, he's not really known for his easy charm, which Bodhi needs.
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9:55PM on 05/06/2014
Let's hope this remake falls apart.
Let's hope this remake falls apart.
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9:13PM on 05/06/2014

Good news

This is going to be a shitty movie! But Gerard is a worse actor!
This is going to be a shitty movie! But Gerard is a worse actor!
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8:47PM on 05/06/2014
Guess they'll have to find some-bodhi else.
Guess they'll have to find some-bodhi else.
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11:36PM on 05/06/2014
No...you didn't!
No...you didn't!
8:24PM on 05/06/2014
Glad that Butler left this very unnecessary remake. He's too talented to be starring in crap like this. Butler doesn't need this film the same way Hunnam didn't need 50 Shades of Grey.
Glad that Butler left this very unnecessary remake. He's too talented to be starring in crap like this. Butler doesn't need this film the same way Hunnam didn't need 50 Shades of Grey.
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6:04PM on 05/06/2014
I already remember when they did a remake of Point Break... it was called The Fast and the Furious and came out in 2001. They just replaced surfing with cars.
I already remember when they did a remake of Point Break... it was called The Fast and the Furious and came out in 2001. They just replaced surfing with cars.
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6:17PM on 05/06/2014
I've said it a thousand times on here but true. So true.
I've said it a thousand times on here but true. So true.
5:31PM on 05/06/2014
Good to hear because this movie has shit written all over it.
Good to hear because this movie has shit written all over it.
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5:14PM on 05/06/2014

Better news would be...

They decided to drop the Point Break remake.
They decided to drop the Point Break remake.
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