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Former DreamWorks chiefs to produce drug-smuggling drama 'See No Evil'

14 April 2014 4:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The husband-and-wife producer team of Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have a pretty interesting résumé, as these things go: their credits range from blockbusters like "Men in Black" to specialty passion projects like Guillermo Arriaga's "The Burning Plain." In their 12-year tenure as founding presidents of DreamWorks, they shepherded the likes of "Gladiator," "Minority Report" and "Sweeney Todd"; more recently, away from the studio, they collaborated with Paramount on the Denzel Washington vehicle "Flight." (Parkes, meanwhile, has been Oscar-nominated for producing "Awakenings" and the documentary "The California Reich," as well as for writing "WarGames.") So while they produce their share of filler too (take your time, "Men in Black 4"), when they team up on something more interesting-sounding, the results are often notable.   In this case, the project is "See You Evil," a drama to be adapted by screenwriter Kurt Wimmer ("Salt," "The Thomas Crown Affair") from an article by Brendan I. »

- Guy Lodge

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News Shorts: April 13th 2014

13 April 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Fourteen new hi-res stills have arrived Disney's upcoming fantasy epic Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman" has scored an October 17th U.S. release date. Meanwhile the Natalie Portman-led western "Jane Got a Gun" has been pulled from its August 29th release date with no new one scheduled.

"Game of Thrones" show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been set to write and direct a film adaptation of Stephen Hunter's novel "Dirty White Boys" at 20th Century Fox. The story revolves around three escaped convicts and the lawman trying to track them down... (full details)

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Gregg Araki's Sundance premiere "White Bird In A Blizzard. The story follows an adolescent girl who must come to terms with her enigmatic mother's disappearance. Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane and Angela Bassett star. »

- Garth Franklin

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Parkes/MacDonald, CNÉ to adapt See No Evil

10 April 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Parkes/MacDonald Productions and Condé Nast Entertainment will develop See No Evil based on a 2013 Wired feature about a drug operation.

Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will produce with Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler on behalf of Condé Nast Entertainment. Marc Resteghini serves as executive producer.  

See No Evil tells the true story of Alfred Anaya, the owner of California stereo installation business, who was arrested after his secret compartments were used in drug smuggling operations.

Kurt Wimmer, whose credits include the upcoming Point Break reboot and Agent 13 as well as Salt, will adapt the April 2013 Brendan I Koerner article as a fictionalised version.

The film will be produced under the Parkes/MacDonald Imagenation banner incorporating Abu Dhabi Media Company.   »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Kurt Wimmer At Center Of Feature Deal For Wired Magazine Article ‘See No Evil’

10 April 2014 2:46 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Parkes/MacDonald Productions and Condé Nast Entertainment have partnered on the drama feature See No Evil, an adaptation of a Wired magazine article published in April. Kurt Wimmer has been set to turn the article into a fictionalized drama based on Alfred Anaya, a car stereo installer in California who became in demand because of ability to design traps, or secret compartments that often are used to conceal everything from drugs to cash and weapons. The article was written by Brendan I. Koerner and the film will be produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald with Marc Resteghini exec producing. Cne’s Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler also will produce, in the latest deal for a movie and TV property based on product from the Condé Nast magazine stable. Wimmer, whose credits include Salt and Law Abiding Citizen, most recently scripted Point Break for Alcon, the remake that will star Gerard Butler, »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Details on Point Break Remake Emerge

8 April 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It doesn't seem like a lot of people are happy with this Point Break remake. So far the movie stars Gerard Butler as Bodhi, Luke Bracey as Johnny Utah, and Ray Winstone in the role of Utah’s partner originally played by Gary Busey. The movie is being directed by Ericson Core (Invincible) from a script written by Kurt Wimmer (SaltTotal Recall).

Thanks to producers Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove, we have some additional information on the film and what they are planning for it. Speaking to Collider, Johnson said that they've started shooting aspects of the film:

We’ve actually been in photography on the film, beginning our stunt work with our real athletes.  This is a movie with a lot of stunts and no stunt people in it because the stunts are way too dangerous for people who are stunt people. 

Isn't the job of a »

- Joey Paur

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Ray Winstone joins Gerard Butler in Point Break remake

7 April 2014 5:28 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ray Winstone is in line to star in the remake of Point Break.

The actor, who can currently be seen in Noah, will play Luke Bracey's partner in the reboot which also has Gerard Butler attached.

The film centres around an FBI agent who infiltrates a criminal ring hidden inside the world of Southern California extreme sports.

Bracey will play Johnny Utah, the role filled by Keanu Reeves in the 1991 Kathryn Bigelow-directed movie, with Winstone having Gary Busey's original part.

Butler will take on the role of Bodhi (played by Patrick Swayze in the original), who seeks nirvana by living on the edge, and is responsible for inducting the undercover agent Utah into the criminal circle.

Ericson Core is directing, while The Fast and the Furious's Kurt Wimmer has written the script for Daredevil cinematographer Core.

Watch Ray Winstone as Tubal Cain in Noah below: »

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Ray Winstone Takes Gary Busey Role in 'Point Break' Remake

7 April 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ray Winstone is in talks to star in the Point Break remake, portraying the veteran FBI partner of Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey).

Gary Busey portrayed Utah's partner Pappas in the original 1991 action-thriller Point Break, although it isn't clear if the character will retain the same name. Gerard Butler is starring as Bodhi in the remake, which follows Johnny Utah as he infiltrates a criminal organization in the world of extreme sports. The original, which starred Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, was set in the surfing world.

Ericson Core (Invincible) is directing from a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer (Total Recall reboot). The writer is also producing alongside Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, John Baldecchi and Chris Taylor. It isn't known when production will get under way.

Ray Winstone can currently be seen in Noah, and he next stars in The Gunman.

Point Break comes to theaters in 2015 and stars Gerard Butler, »

- MovieWeb

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Ray Winstone is Your Gary Busey in 'Point Break' Remake

7 April 2014 9:31 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

If you thought it would never actually happen when it was announced Luke Bracey was going to fill the shoes once occupied by Keanu Reeves in a remake of Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break well, guess again. Not only is the movie moving forward with Ericson Core, longtime cinematographer on films such as Daredevil and The Fast and the Furious, directing and Gerard Butler co-starring, now Ray Winstone has joined the cast (via Variety) and will play elder to Bracey's Johnny Utah. Written by Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Total Recall), the film will follow a similar plot line as the first with Bracey as Johnny Utah, an FBI agent assigned to infiltrate a gang of thieves who share a common interest in extreme sports. Butler plays Bodhi, the leader of the gang and role originally played by Patrick Swayze, and Winstone will play Pappas, the role played by Gary Busey in the 1991 original. »

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Point Break Remake Adds Ray Winstone

7 April 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I don’t think too many people are exciting for the upcoming Point Break remake. Not only will it change certain elements of the plot, but nothing about the film so far sounds even remotely promising. Today, we’re receiving news that does make me slightly more optimistic about the project, but isn’t enough to bring sway my opinion.

Variety is reporting that Ray Winstone will be joining the upcoming remake in the role that Gary Busey took in the original, that of Johnny Utah’s older partner. The actor will co-star alongside Luke Bracey and Gerard Butler in the Ericson Core-directed film.

Kurt Wimmer’s script is said to follow the same premise as the original but in terms of the actual story, it will be a bit different. Bracey and Reeves will star as FBI agent Johnny Utah and “new-age” criminal Bodhi, respectively. Unlike Bigelow’s version though, »

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Ray Winstone to Play Gary Busey's Part in Point Break Remake

7 April 2014 4:51 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

The upcoming "Point Break" remake is pushing forward as cast-members keep getting added. We already know that Gerard Butler will play the role of Bodhi and Luke Bracey will be Johnny Utah, played by Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves in the original. And now comes word that "Noah" actor Ray Winstone is in negotiations to join the film as Johnny Utah's veteran partner, which Gary Busey famously played in the 1991 film. "Point Break" will be directed by Ericson Core (Invincible) from a script by Kurt Wimmer (Law Abiding Citizen). A release date has yet to be set. »

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Ray Winstone Joins Alcon’s ‘Point Break’ Reboot (Exclusive)

6 April 2014 5:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ray Winstone is in negotiations to play Luke Bracey’s partner in Alcon’s reboot of “Point Break,” which also stars Gerard Butler.

Ericson Core is helming the pic.

The remake will retain the original story of an FBI agent infiltrating a ring of criminals, but will be set in the world of extreme sports. Winstone plays the older, veteran partner of Bracey, which Gary Busey famously played in the 1991 original.

Alcon’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove are producing along with John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer.

Winstone can currently be seen in Paramount’s “Noah” and can be seen later this year in the Silver Pictures pic “The Gunman” starring Sean Penn. He is repped by Resolution and Creative Artists Management.

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- Justin Kroll

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Ray Winstone On For Point Break Remake

6 April 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With director Ericson Core long in place, the Point Break remake is slowly starting to gather the performers it needs in its attempt to top the original’s loopy cult action appeal. Luke Bracey is already set as Johnny Utah, and the production has now rounded up a partner for the young FBI agent in Ray Winstone.The Noah actor will be tasked with inhabiting a character named – assuming they’re sticking with original film’s titles for everyone – Pappas and famously played by Gary Busey in Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 offering. He’ll be part of the team chasing down a gang of extreme sports enthusiasts who are pulling off big crimes and led by Bodhi (Gerard Butler). With Bracey’s Utah ordered to infiltrate the gang and take them down from within, things get more complicated from there.Core, whose name should really just be spoken by a gravel-gargling »

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Johnny Utah Character Cast in Point Break Remake

25 February 2014 12:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

In the original Point Break movie, Keanu Reeves played a character named Johnny Utah. Alcon Entertainment has announced that they've cast that role in their remake, and it went to Luke Bracey. That name isn't familiar at all, but he played Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, so you wouldn't recognize him anyway because you never saw his face.

He will star alongside Gerard Butler, who was already cast in the role of Bodhi. The film is being directed by Invincible‘s Ericson Core from a script written by Kurt Wimmer (SaltTotal Recall).

It was previously reported that the remake is "set in the international world of extreme sports as opposed to the Southern California surf scene of the original. The plot of an FBI agent infiltrating a crime ring as well as the names of the principal characters remain the same."

Butler's character is described as "an expert »

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‘Point Break’: Meet The New Johnny Utah

25 February 2014 7:56 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Well, that Point Break remake that we’d all like to pretend isn’t happening…is still on the way, after all. Variety is reporting that the film, a redo of Kathryn Bigelow’s classic 1991 action film, has found its Johnny Utah to pit against Gerard Butler’s Bodhi. The original actors to play the roles were Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, respectively. This time around, the man standing on Utah’s surfboard will be Luke Bracey.

Bracey is a a little-known Australian actor who appeared in a soap opera down under called Home and Away. Stateside, his credits include Monte Carlo and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He was on the recent shortlist to play Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey, a role that would eventually go to Jamie Dornan. In Point Break, he’ll play Utah, an undercover agent that attempts to infiltrate a criminal gang lead by the enigmatic Bodhi. »

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Luke Bracey Is Johnny Utah in the 'Point Break' Remake

25 February 2014 6:37 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe Retaliation) will join Gerard Butler in Alcon Entertainment's remake of the classic 1991 action-thriller Point Break, as it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Luke Bracey will play the role of Johnny Utah, originally played by Keanu Reeves in the 1991 film. Johnny Utah is a young FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a criminal gang in the world of international extreme sports.

Ericson Core (Invincible) is directing Kurt Wimmer's ("Salt," "Law Abiding Citizen," "Total Recall") screenplay.

Alcon's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson secured rights to the project from Rgm Media, John McMurrick and Chris Taylor. Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will produce along with John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer. Rgm Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick, Chairman of Marloss Entertainment, will serve as Executive Producers.

Luke Bracey most recently co-starred in G.I. Joe Retaliation. »

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Luke Bracey to Play Johnny Utah in Point Break Remake

25 February 2014 4:09 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It was revealed last month that 300 and Olympus Has Fallen star Gerard Butler was in final negotiations to join the cast of the upcoming remake of 1991 cult classic, Point Break as Bodhi (a role originally filled by Patrick Swayze). Well, according to a new report, Alcon Entertainment has now found its Johnny Utah in the form of Luke Bracey.

Bracey will take on the role made famous by Keanu Reeves, and the Home and Away actor’s biggest role to date was as the body – not the voice – of Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He also stars in Nicholas Sparks upcoming adaptation The Best Of Me.

Invincible’s Ericson Core is directed the remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s action classic, while the screenplay was penned by Salt and Total Recall scribe Kurt Wimmer. Filming begins this summer for a planned 2015 release.

There’s no synopsis for the movie as of yet, »

- Josh Wilding

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Point Break: Luke Bracey takes Keanu Reeves role in remake

25 February 2014 3:19 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Luke Bracey has been cast in the Point Break remake.

The GI Joe: Retaliation star will join Gerard Butler in Ericson Core's film, Alcon Entertainment has announced.

Bracey will play Johnny Utah, the role filled by Keanu Reeves in the 1991 Kathryn Bigelow-directed film.

The film centres around an FBI agent who infiltrates a criminal ring hidden inside the world of Southern California extreme sports.

Butler will take on the role of Bodhi (played by Patrick Swayze in the original), who seeks nirvana by living on the edge, and is responsible for inducting the undercover agent Utah into the criminal circle.

The Fast and the Furious's Kurt Wimmer has written the script for Daredevil cinematographer Core.

Former Home and Away actor Bracey will next be seen in The Best of Me.

Watch a trailer for the original Point Break below: »

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The ‘Point Break’ Remake Has Just Found Its New Johnny Utah

25 February 2014 2:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Pointless remake Point Break has found its new Johnny Utah, the part that Keanu Reeves played in the superb Kathryn Bigalow original. The person who will fill the very large boots of Reeves is Australian actor Luke Bracey, a relatively unknown thesp who appeared in last year’s GI Joe: Retaliation. Gerard Butler has already been cast as Bodhi, a role played by the late, great Patrick Swayze in the 1991 original.

Invincible helmer Ericson Core will direct for Alcon Entertainment and Warner Brothers.

Kurt Wimmer has written the screenplay for the film, which will revolve around the world of extreme sports, rather than just sticking to surfing which was the focus in the 1991 movie. Utah was the undercover cop who infultrated the surfing gang who had a sideline in robbing banks as the ‘Dead Presidents.’

Bracey cut his acting teeth in the Australian TV show Home and Away, in which »

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Luke Bracey joins Point Break remake

24 February 2014 10:56 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew 25 Feb 2014 - 06:55

Luke Bracey joins Gerard Butler in the remake of Point Break...

Well, it's still going ahead. The long-mooted remake of Point Break is now at the stage where it's putting its cast in place, and it's been announced that Luke Bracey is to take on one of the lead roles.

Bracey, recently seen in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (and previously of Home And Away vintage), is to play Johnny Utah - the role taken by Keanu Reeves in the original - in the new film. Gerard Butler has already been cast in the movie.

The new Point Break has been penned by Kurt Wimmer, who also put together the screenplay for Salt and the Total Recall remake - and Ericson Core (Invincible) is directing.

Foreign distribution rights for Point Break have sold quickly, and it's full steam ahead on the film, which is set to begin photography over the summer. »

- simonbrew

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Bracey Takes Keanu's Role In "Point Break"

24 February 2014 9:35 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Australian actor Luke Bracey has scored the lead role of Johnny Utah opposite Gerard Butler's Bodhi in Ericson Core's remake of "Point Break" at Alcon Entertainment.

Bracey will play the hotshot FBI agent whom Keanu Reeves starred as in the first film, Butler takes on the Patrick Swayze role.

Kurt Wimmer penned the script for the new film which shifts the action from surfing and skydiving to a more extreme sports angle. Filming aims to begin this Summer.

Bracey played Cobra Commander in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," was recently cast in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' "The Best of Me," and was said to be a major contender for the "50 Shades of Grey" film adaptation.

Bracey's mostly known for a several month stint as Trey Palmer on the long-running soap "Home and Away" which also launched the careers of the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Melissa George, Isla Fisher, »

- Garth Franklin

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