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Gerard Butler in final negotiations to play Bodhi in the remake of Point Break

Jan. 8, 2014by:

You didn't forget about that POINT BREAK remake did you? No, you didn't. Well it looks like they already have one of the two main roles filled.

Gerard Butler is in serious talks to take on the role once played by the late Patrick Swayze. I know that Swayze is hard to replace especially in a role like this one, but did they go for the right guy? Butler can surf. He's a cool guy. I enjoyed his performances in 300 and ROCKNROLLA. But is he Bodhi?

As you may remember, Bodhi is "an expert extreme sports athlete who also seeks to find nirvana through the conquest of a series of athletic feats such as surfing 100-waves. He saves Johnny Utah, the undercover FBI agent, and brings him into the fold of international criminals."

No, they haven't cast Utah yet, nor were there any clues pointing to which actors were in the mix for the role.

The plot of the film remains the same except they are focusing more on "extreme sports" rather than just surfing alone. Though its been said that surfing is still important to the story.

Ericsson Core will direct the script from Kurt Wimmer this Summer.

Source: THR

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11:28PM on 01/08/2014
I'm holding out hope that this will be even more unintentionally hilarious than the first movie. That's the most hope we have for it being worthwhile in any way.
I'm holding out hope that this will be even more unintentionally hilarious than the first movie. That's the most hope we have for it being worthwhile in any way.
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11:30PM on 01/08/2014

is surfing even relevant these days?

or even extreme sports in general? they should have changed the part from extreme sports to... i dont know... something cooler. like street racing or something.
or even extreme sports in general? they should have changed the part from extreme sports to... i dont know... something cooler. like street racing or something.
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9:26AM on 01/09/2014
Um I think that movie is called The Fast and The Furious?!
Um I think that movie is called The Fast and The Furious?!
11:43PM on 01/08/2014

Ive

always thought the foot chase scene in this movie was one of the best chases ever.
always thought the foot chase scene in this movie was one of the best chases ever.
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11:47PM on 01/08/2014
I think it might actually be the best, especially considering the payoff.
I think it might actually be the best, especially considering the payoff.
11:54PM on 01/08/2014
If Butler can come off as not brooding, then he might work. I don't particularly care about the remake, but I do know what made Swayze so awesome was the way things just rolled off of him, and he seemed like a genuinely nice guy even when if he was doing not nice things. Gerard Butler has more of a hard-man persona. Maybe they want this Bodhi to be more angry, or maybe they just want a bankable star who knows his way around an action movie and a surf board.
If Butler can come off as not brooding, then he might work. I don't particularly care about the remake, but I do know what made Swayze so awesome was the way things just rolled off of him, and he seemed like a genuinely nice guy even when if he was doing not nice things. Gerard Butler has more of a hard-man persona. Maybe they want this Bodhi to be more angry, or maybe they just want a bankable star who knows his way around an action movie and a surf board.
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12:27AM on 01/09/2014
I'm actually not entirely against this remake (if done well of course) and I like the casting of Butler (even though no one could surpass Swayze).

Should be interesting to see who they cast for Reeve's role.
I'm actually not entirely against this remake (if done well of course) and I like the casting of Butler (even though no one could surpass Swayze).

Should be interesting to see who they cast for Reeve's role.
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12:30AM on 01/09/2014
Shit
Shit
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12:47AM on 01/09/2014
I always think of Matthew McConnaughey as Bodhi.
I always think of Matthew McConnaughey as Bodhi.
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3:58AM on 01/09/2014
Thanks. He was quite good in Surfer, Dude.
Thanks. He was quite good in Surfer, Dude.
2:06AM on 01/09/2014
Good call; I think he'd be perfect.
Good call; I think he'd be perfect.
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12:58AM on 01/09/2014
(Cupajoe angrily fires his gun in the air and goes AHHHH!!!)
(Cupajoe angrily fires his gun in the air and goes AHHHH!!!)
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1:47AM on 01/09/2014
Follow that by Nick Frost doing the same thing once he learns about this remake.
Follow that by Nick Frost doing the same thing once he learns about this remake.
2:57AM on 01/09/2014
Why don't they just scrap the Point Break title and call it XXX 3.
Why don't they just scrap the Point Break title and call it XXX 3.
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8:38AM on 01/09/2014
No , please no. Dont do it Butler.
No , please no. Dont do it Butler.
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10:06AM on 01/09/2014

No, no, no....!

Just fucking no!. The Swayze will roll over in his grave and aside from 300, I can't stand Gerard "the" Butler...
Just fucking no!. The Swayze will roll over in his grave and aside from 300, I can't stand Gerard "the" Butler...
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11:14AM on 01/09/2014

NOOO!!

It is a perfectly good movie already leave it alone. Please Hollywood be creative. Just do a sequel but don't f@#@ with The Swayze legacy.
It is a perfectly good movie already leave it alone. Please Hollywood be creative. Just do a sequel but don't f@#@ with The Swayze legacy.
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11:33AM on 01/09/2014

Back off, Warchild...

Seriously.
Seriously.
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11:46AM on 01/09/2014
Totally against a remake but I'd say Butler would be a plus
Totally against a remake but I'd say Butler would be a plus
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11:46AM on 01/09/2014
The first one should be all about robbing banks. For the sequels Bodhi and his team of thieves can be recruited for the government and start saving the planet using their extreme sports skills. The Rock can be added to the cast and play the same guy who he was in F&F. Such a fucking stupid idea, Hollywood might actually go for it.
The first one should be all about robbing banks. For the sequels Bodhi and his team of thieves can be recruited for the government and start saving the planet using their extreme sports skills. The Rock can be added to the cast and play the same guy who he was in F&F. Such a fucking stupid idea, Hollywood might actually go for it.
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12:03PM on 01/09/2014

He's not coming back

I like Butler and he'd fit in this role, but I'm failing to see the need/want for a remake. Walton Goggins could play Pappas he already looks like Gary Busey.
I like Butler and he'd fit in this role, but I'm failing to see the need/want for a remake. Walton Goggins could play Pappas he already looks like Gary Busey.
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12:31PM on 01/09/2014

DEAR GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE

Remaking this is bad enough... Wimmer writing is worse... Butler? Lord have mercy...
Remaking this is bad enough... Wimmer writing is worse... Butler? Lord have mercy...
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2:08PM on 01/09/2014
The original is good in a cheesy-campy sort of way. There is no way to update this movie for today's audience.

But wait, the Hollywood found a way. Instead of focusing on just surfing, let's focus on all extreme sports. Bodhi should also have a tattoo because that will really show how against the law he is! Way to make yourselves look dumb yet again Hollywood....
The original is good in a cheesy-campy sort of way. There is no way to update this movie for today's audience.

But wait, the Hollywood found a way. Instead of focusing on just surfing, let's focus on all extreme sports. Bodhi should also have a tattoo because that will really show how against the law he is! Way to make yourselves look dumb yet again Hollywood....
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5:42PM on 01/09/2014
Remaking this movie is a bad idea, but I actually like the casting of Butler. Butler can actually surf in real life, and I can see him as Bodhi.
Remaking this movie is a bad idea, but I actually like the casting of Butler. Butler can actually surf in real life, and I can see him as Bodhi.
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11:06PM on 01/09/2014

Butler is a plus for sure!

I liked the original - watched it the other day for the first time since it hit video and frankly it does not hold up. I am all for a remake IF it is done right and Butler is for sure perfect casting for that part.
I liked the original - watched it the other day for the first time since it hit video and frankly it does not hold up. I am all for a remake IF it is done right and Butler is for sure perfect casting for that part.
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