Latest Movie News Headlines

Point Break Remake looks to add Teresa Palmer, plus Edgar Ramirez chimes in

Jun. 17, 2014by: Sean Wist

Shooting on Ericson Core's POINT BREAK remake is about to start in three weeks time, and it looks like the final piece of the casting puzzle is being brought into place. I think pretty much any expectations of this flick were dropped when Gerard Butler was replaced with Edgar Ramirez (not that fans were clamoring for a remake beforehand), and there's plenty of indifference to go around with Luke Bracey filling in for Johnny Utah. We are missing one female lead, and word on the street is that will go to Teresa Palmer.

You may or may not recognize her from films such as WARM BODIES and I AM NUMBER FOUR, but she would be the de facto love interest for our hero. So it goes. Meanwhile, Edgar Ramirez has been super excited about the fact that he will be filling in for the role originally led by the late Patrick Swayze.

In regards to whether or not he is a fan of remaking POINT BREAK:

Always, I cannot believe that I’m making that movie. It’s almost magic, the whole thing. I remember I would always joke among my friends about a remake of Point Break. I would say, “You know what? Whenever there’s a remake of Point Break, I’m going to do it.” But since it’s such a California movie, and especially the role of Bodhi was such a California rooted character, I thought I would not be the first choice for it. Then the fact that the movie was offered to me, because it’s taking on a world scale, and it’s precisely Bodhi, the character that I always wanted to play. I remember when I first met Katherine Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty—actually we met for another movie and that never got made, and then she called me and invited me to Zero Dark Thirty. I remember when we first met the first thing I said was, “You have no idea the magnitude of the influence that Point Break has had on me and my friends and my generation,” and I went on about how much I love it, and what I know, and all that. Then suddenly making that movie now, it’s pure magic.

I’m very, very happy. I’m very happy, because we’re not going to copy the movie, it’s a different story, but it keeps the subversive aspect—the subversion, the anti-system, the breaking out, the breaking free spirit of the first one; that’s what we’re going to try to definitely be faithful to that spirit—that you can take charge, that you can be in control, that you can think out of the box and you can reject the system and try to live on the grid, but on your own terms. So that’s pretty much the spirit, but it’s definitely not going to be—it is a remake in the terms that you have Utah and you have Bodhi and you have that spirit, but it goes beyond surfing and it’s a story that happens in today’s time. So I’m the first huge fan of Point Break and of course I will make sure that I protect it’s legacy.

Does Edgar's words do anything to placate the masses? I somehow doubt it, but on the other hand, I was never huge fan of the original POINT BREAK. Don't get me wrong, it's dandy (people still say "dandy", right?) popcorn entertainment on a Saturday afternoon, but there are other action flicks I'd place way ahead of Kathryn Bigelow's original opus. The one aspect of this remake that has me somewhat intrigued would be the script by Kurt Wimmer, who wrote/directed a hell of a low budget feature in EQUILIBRIUM. Then again, he followed that up with ULTRAVIOLET, which I'm pretty sure shaved a year off my life.

POINT BREAK will crash into theaters on August 7, 2015.

Amber Heard + Kristen Stewart = Teresa Palmer?

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

11:26AM on 06/18/2014
Edgar Ramirez as Bodhi sounds like they looked for the actor who looked the most like Gerard Butler they could find. Ramirez wouldn't be an improvement in my mind. He can play calm and meditative more naturally than Butler. Doesn't make this sound like a good movie. As for Palmer, I'm in complete agreement. While the character of Tyler wasn't particularly complex on paper, Lori Petty's performance fleshed her out and made her someone you believed could run with the boys. Teresa Palmer has
Edgar Ramirez as Bodhi sounds like they looked for the actor who looked the most like Gerard Butler they could find. Ramirez wouldn't be an improvement in my mind. He can play calm and meditative more naturally than Butler. Doesn't make this sound like a good movie. As for Palmer, I'm in complete agreement. While the character of Tyler wasn't particularly complex on paper, Lori Petty's performance fleshed her out and made her someone you believed could run with the boys. Teresa Palmer has played tough before, but she still looks like arm candy. For better or worse I'm betting they downplay the homoerotic angle here.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:59PM on 06/17/2014
And Edgar Ramirez fucking sucks for the part of Bodhi! I usually give remakes the benefit of the doubt, and give it a chance b4 voicing my opinion, but this remake really upsets me. It seems like they really could have done way better putting this together. I wouldn't of minded Gerard Butler as bodhi, or even trying to get Matthew McConahay. This just sucks
And Edgar Ramirez fucking sucks for the part of Bodhi! I usually give remakes the benefit of the doubt, and give it a chance b4 voicing my opinion, but this remake really upsets me. It seems like they really could have done way better putting this together. I wouldn't of minded Gerard Butler as bodhi, or even trying to get Matthew McConahay. This just sucks
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:39PM on 06/17/2014
Fuck this remake. And fuck equilibrium that movie sucked balls! OG point break still has one of the best foot chase sequences ever caught on film. It deserves more respect than calling it just dandy.
Fuck this remake. And fuck equilibrium that movie sucked balls! OG point break still has one of the best foot chase sequences ever caught on film. It deserves more respect than calling it just dandy.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+2
3:08PM on 06/17/2014

Theresa Palmer is ridiculously hot....

.....but I don't see how she plays the type of character we saw from Lori Petty. If they make the girlfriend too pretty, it sort of steps all over the vibe of the film. I have a feeling this is going to be your typical Hollywood bastardization of a remake.
.....but I don't see how she plays the type of character we saw from Lori Petty. If they make the girlfriend too pretty, it sort of steps all over the vibe of the film. I have a feeling this is going to be your typical Hollywood bastardization of a remake.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:02PM on 06/17/2014
U r right! That role needs to be more tomboy-ish. Pretty, but not to pretty. Yea I could totally see Michelle Rodriguez in the Lori petty role. Idk. That's the 1st tomboy that popped in my mind
U r right! That role needs to be more tomboy-ish. Pretty, but not to pretty. Yea I could totally see Michelle Rodriguez in the Lori petty role. Idk. That's the 1st tomboy that popped in my mind
2:47PM on 06/17/2014
I dunno, it could have had potential. To be honest, if they were really just trying to fill the void of having an action movie set in the surfing community, there are a number of Don Winslow books they could have adapted. Or if they were trying to make a movie about people subverting "the system", then why not create your own original movie? There are countless things to draw inspiration from in today's world. This still just sounds like they have a very weak concept for a movie, but by
I dunno, it could have had potential. To be honest, if they were really just trying to fill the void of having an action movie set in the surfing community, there are a number of Don Winslow books they could have adapted. Or if they were trying to make a movie about people subverting "the system", then why not create your own original movie? There are countless things to draw inspiration from in today's world. This still just sounds like they have a very weak concept for a movie, but by taking ideas from Point Break and calling it a remake they can somehow get away with it. Hollywood creativity at it's finest.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:14PM on 06/17/2014
I have been so against this for a long time. I LOVE POINT BREAK. But this is the first time I've KIND of been okay with this after reading what Ramirez said. In the end Point Break is such an awesome movie that it will certainly not be forgotten after this "remake" comes out. Who knows maybe it will be a fun double feature.
I have been so against this for a long time. I LOVE POINT BREAK. But this is the first time I've KIND of been okay with this after reading what Ramirez said. In the end Point Break is such an awesome movie that it will certainly not be forgotten after this "remake" comes out. Who knows maybe it will be a fun double feature.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:06PM on 06/17/2014
Yea.. He's paid to say that! Just like every actor who takes on a superhero role. They go on and on about how they were the "biggest so n so fan" all they're life! Awful casting IMO. Just because he was a huge P.B fan doesn't mean he isn't gonna fuck it up.
Yea.. He's paid to say that! Just like every actor who takes on a superhero role. They go on and on about how they were the "biggest so n so fan" all they're life! Awful casting IMO. Just because he was a huge P.B fan doesn't mean he isn't gonna fuck it up.
8:06PM on 06/17/2014
Yea.. He's paid to say that! Just like every actor who takes on a superhero role. They go on and on about how they were the "biggest so n so fan" all they're life! Awful casting IMO. Just because he was a huge P.B fan doesn't mean he isn't gonna fuck it up.
Yea.. He's paid to say that! Just like every actor who takes on a superhero role. They go on and on about how they were the "biggest so n so fan" all they're life! Awful casting IMO. Just because he was a huge P.B fan doesn't mean he isn't gonna fuck it up.
11:53AM on 06/17/2014
I like Teresa Palmer, a lot. She was the best thing about Warm Bodies, and I thoroughly enjoyed her performance in (and after) I Am Number Four, which surprised the shit out of me.
I like Teresa Palmer, a lot. She was the best thing about Warm Bodies, and I thoroughly enjoyed her performance in (and after) I Am Number Four, which surprised the shit out of me.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:52AM on 06/17/2014
Ramirez and Palmer are both talented, but not enough to make this remake any good.
Ramirez and Palmer are both talented, but not enough to make this remake any good.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:42PM on 06/17/2014
seriously man? how do you know? did you read the script?
seriously man? how do you know? did you read the script?
11:23PM on 06/17/2014
You honestly think this film has any chance of being good? I'm all for being optimistic with films, but this just doesn't look and/or sound that good.
You honestly think this film has any chance of being good? I'm all for being optimistic with films, but this just doesn't look and/or sound that good.
11:50AM on 06/17/2014
Now that's a sexy picture. Also, I probably need some time to get used to the News Feed below.
Now that's a sexy picture. Also, I probably need some time to get used to the News Feed below.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:54AM on 06/17/2014
Layout changes always thoroughly throw me off, haha.
Layout changes always thoroughly throw me off, haha.
12:16PM on 06/17/2014
Haha, it really does. Just need some time to get used to.
Haha, it really does. Just need some time to get used to.
11:42AM on 06/17/2014
Teresa Palmer for the Lori Petty part? I guess it could work; Lori Petty had a very unconventional sexiness to her in Point Break.
Teresa Palmer for the Lori Petty part? I guess it could work; Lori Petty had a very unconventional sexiness to her in Point Break.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!