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Last week, Warner Bros. dropped a massive bombshell by scheduling nine new DC Comics films in addition to two Lego Movie follow-ups and two ‘WB Event Films’ which may or may not be Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequels. And though this week’s crop of release date announcements isn’t anywhere near as earthshaking, there are still some exciting projects that we now know when to mark our calendars for.
First up, the Clint Eastwood-directed American Sniper has been set for a limited bow on December 25th, 2014, suggesting that the studio believes in the drama’s Oscar chances. It stars Bradley Cooper as decorated marksman Chris Kyle, whose memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In U.S. Military History was adapted by Jason Dean Hall (Paranoia). The film will follow that limited release by going wide on January 16th next year. »
- Isaac Feldberg
"Tom Rolf, who won an Oscar for his work editing the 1983 space epic, The Right Stuff, has died aged 83," reports the BBC. Carolyn Giardina for the Hollywood Reporter: "The respected editor of more than 40 films—including Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976), Michael Mann's Heat (1995) and Kurt Wimmer's Equilibrium (2002)—received the American Cinema Editors' Career Achievement Award in 2003. He won an Ace Eddie trophy for John Badham's WarGames (1983) and received additional Ace nominations for Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff (1983) and Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer (1998), as well as a BAFTA nom for Taxi Driver." » - David Hudson »
Tom Rolf, the Academy Award-winning editor of The Right Stuff and dozens of other films, died June 14. He was 83. The respected editor of more than 40 films — including Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976), Michael Mann's Heat (1995) and Kurt Wimmer's Equilibrium (2002) — received the American Cinema Editors' Career Achievement Award in 2003. He won an Ace Eddie trophy for John Badham's WarGames (1983) and received additional Ace nominations for Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff (1983) and Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer (1998), as well as a BAFTA nom for Taxi Driver. Photos Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 Rolf's impressive credits also include The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973),
- Carolyn Giardina
Alcon Entertainment’s new action-thriller "Point Break", inspired by director Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 feature, has now started shooting principal photography, according to Alcon principals Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
The new film is shooting on four continents, including North America, Europe, South America and Asia, with stunts performed by the world's top 'extreme sports' athletes:
"...in 'Point Break', a young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.
"Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove they are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets..."
Extreme sports will include surfing 70-foot waves, snowboarding, wingsuit flying, free rock climbing and high-speed motorcycle stunts.
Renowned extreme »
- Michael Stevens
Alcon Entertainment’s action-thriller Point Break, starring Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer and Delroy Lindo, begins principal photography today, it was announced by Alcon principals Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
The production will film on four continents, including North America, Europe, South America and Asia, and features stunts performed by the world’s top extreme sports athletes, as opposed to stunt performers. Locations set for filming include Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Venezuela, French Polynesia, India and the United States. Alcon will release through its output deal with Warner Bros. Pictures.
Ericson Core (“Invincible”) is directing from Kurt Wimmer’s (“Salt,” “Law Abiding Citizen”) screenplay. Ramírez (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Che: Part One”) stars as Bodhi and Bracey (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” upcoming “The Best of Me”) will portray Johnny Utah.
In “Point Break, »
- Michelle McCue
• Ron Paul will make his acting debut as a “commentator” in Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?, the third installment of the Atlas Shrugged film trilogy based on the novel by Ayn Rand. The book, and subsequent films, tells a story of a withering U.S. economy as a result of taxation and over-regulation. The former congressman and three-time presidential candidate will be joined by conservative personalities Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity in the film, directed by James Manera. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- C. Molly Smith
Delroy Lindo has joined Point Break, Alcon Entertainment's reboot of the 1991 film. Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey are starring in the remake, about a young FBI agent named Utah (Bracey) who goes undercover to stop an organized gang of criminals who are pulling off heists all over the world. Photos Second Time's the Charm: 15 of Hollywood's Most Notable Remakes Lindo will play Utah's instructor who tries to motivate him to pass training. Invincible director Ericson Core is helming the reboot from a script by Kurt Wimmer. Alcon secured rights to Point Break from Rgm Media, John McMurrick and
- Rebecca Ford
Deadline is reporting that Aussie actress Teresa Palmer is in talks to join Edgar Ramirez (who recently replaced Gerard Butler) and Luke Bracey in Alcon’s upcoming Point Break remake. Though we don’t have specifics on her role just yet (I imagine she’ll play a love interest), we do know that it is the female lead. We also know that the film will follow a young FBI agent (Bracey) who must go undercover to take down an organized gang of criminals, led by Ramirez’s character, and that the story will be set against the backdrop of extreme sports.
For those who haven’t been keeping up, the remake will be helmed by Ericson Core (Invincible) and has a script from Kurt Wimmer (the Total Recall remake). If that doesn’t inspire much confidence, we don’t blame you. Nothing about this remake really sounds terribly appealing to us, »
- Matt Joseph
Filming gets underway later this month in Germany, Austria, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela, French Polynesia, and India.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Luke Bracey stars as FBI agent Johnny Utah, who infiltrates a criminal enterprise set within the extreme sports world. Édgar Ramírez is portraying Bodhi, with Ray Winstone playing Utah's veteran FBI partner. Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey and originally portrayed Utah, Bodhi, Utah's partner in the 1989 original Point Break, which was directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Teresa Palmer is playing Johnny Utah's love interest in the reboot, originally portrayed by Lori Petty.
Ericson Core (Invincible) is directing from a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Total Recall), with Alcon's Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson producing alongside John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer. No production schedule was given.
Teresa Palmer is in negotiations to join Alcon Entertainment’s re-creation of the 1991 action-thriller. Lionsgate International handles international sales. Separately, Emilia Clarke from Game Of Thrones will star in Voice From The Stone.
Palmer will join previously announced Edgar Ramirez who will stars as Bodhi, played by Patrick Swayze in the original, and Luke Bracey who will portray Johnny Utah, played by Keanu Reeves in the original.
Point Break will take place in the world of international heists and extreme sports as a young FBI operative goes undercover.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The movie will retain the original story of an FBI agent infiltrating a ring of criminals but will be set in the world of extreme sports. Palmer will play Bracey’s love interest.
- Justin Kroll
Alcon Entertainment has lined up over a dozen prominent athletes from the world of extreme sports for its reboot of “Point Break.”
The action-thriller, starring Edgar Ramirez (pictured above) and Luke Bracey, begins shooting June 26 with production set for Germany, Austria, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela, French Polynesia, and India. Ramirez came on board last week as a replacement for Gerard Butler in the part of Bodhi, an undercover agent.
Surfers cast include Makua Rothman, 2007 O’Neill World Cup Winner; Billy Kemper and, Ahanu Tson-Dru, both nominated for the 2014 Billabong Xxl Ride of the Year Award; and Brian Keaulana, who recently won the Big Board Surfing Classic.
Snowboarders include Lucas DeBari, who received the Rookie of the Year Award in Transworld Magazine Rider’s Poll in 2008; Ralph Backstrom, 2013 winner of the Freeride World Tour; Mitch Toelderer, winner of the 2011 Freeride World Tour; snowboard pioneer Mike Basich and Xavier De La Rue, 3-time »
- Dave McNary
Point Break is about to get even more extreme! Now that the action-thriller remake has set its principal cast with Luke Bracey as Johnny Utah and Edgar Ramirez on board as Bohdi, we have a few new details as to the plot and production of the film, both of which are rather ambitious. Directed by Ericson Core, Point Break will film across four continents where extreme sports athletes from around the world will step in for stunt performers in daring sequences involving surfing and snowboarding, wingsuit flying, free rock climbing, and high speed motorcycle stunts. The plot is steeped in this world, as Bracey's young FBI agent hopes to infiltrate a gang of criminals who use their athletic skills to pull off extraordinary heists. Production is set to start June 26th. Hit the jump for more. Check out the Point Break press release for more on the re-creation: Alcon Entertainment »
- Dave Trumbore
Point Break, Alcon Entertainment's big screen re-creation of the classic 1991 action-thriller, starring Édgar Ramírez and Luke Bracey, begins principal photography on June 26th, it was announced by Alcon principals Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
The production, which will film on four continents, including North America, Europe, South America and Asia, will feature stunts performed by the world's top extreme sports athletes rather than stunt performers.
Ericson Core (Invincible) is directing Kurt Wimmer's (Salt, Law Abiding Citizen) screenplay. Ramírez (Zero Dark Thirty, Che) stars as Bohdi, played by Patrick Swayze in the original, and Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe Retaliation) will portray Johnny Utah, played by Keanu Reeves in the original.
Set in the world of international heists and extreme sports, the story is about a young FBI agent (Bracey) who goes undercover to infiltrate a criminal gang suspected of committing unfathomably sophisticated heists all over the world. »
Alcon Entertainment will replace Gerard Butler with actor Edgar Ramirez in their upcoming Point Break remake. Butler recently left the project due to scheduling conflicts and creative differences. It's interesting that they got someone who has the same kind of look as Butler.
Ramirez will take on the role of Bodhi, who was played by Patrick Swayze in the original film. I'm not really that familiar with the actor, but he recently wrapped filming on the Roberto Duran biopic Hands of Stone, in which he plays the main character alongside Robert DeNiro. The actor also had a supporting role in Zero Dark Thirty and is most well-known for his portrayal of the titular hitman in Carlos the Jackal.
Ericson Core (Invincible) is directing the remake from a screenplay written by Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Law Abiding Citizen). The films' producers, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, had this to say in a »
- Joey Paur
2015 isn’t just a big year for blockbuster sequels and tentpoles based on pre-established intellectual properties – it’s also a major year for reboots/remakes. Such horror franchises as Amityville and Friday the 13th are getting a (or, rather, another) fresh start next year, as will the Fantastic Four superhero/comic book movie series. In addition, 20th Century Fox will unleash its remake of 1980s supernatural horror title Poltergeist, while Universal has only just added the Point Break remake to the 2015 release slate.
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- Sandy Schaefer
Gerard Butler was the first actor to join the upcoming "Point Break" remake as Bodhi, the role played by Patrick Swayze in the original film. But after the rest of the cast was hired and a shooting was set to begin in June, Butler decided to drop out due to creative differences. A search for his replacement started immediately. And now comes word that he'll be replaced by Edgar Ramirez (The Bourne Ultimatum, Zero Dark Thirty) and that the June start date is still in place. The new movie will be directed by Ericson Core (Invincible) and will co-star Luke Bracey as Johnny Utah (played by Keanu Reeve in the original) and Ray Winstone (played by Gary Busey in the original). The script is written by Kurt Wimmer (Law Abiding Citizen). »
Just hours after Édgar Ramírez signed on to star in the Point Break remake, Warner Bros. Pictures has issued an August 7, 2015 release date. The action-thriller will go up against Sony's Goosebumps and 20th Century Fox's Assassin's Creed.
Gerard Butler was initially set to star as Bodhi, although he was forced to bow out last week due to a combination of creative differences and scheduling conflicts with his sequel London Has Fallen, which lead to Édgar Ramírez replacing him earlier today. Luke Bracey is starring as FBI agent Johnny Utah, who infiltrates the extreme sports world to investigate a string of robberies. Ray Winstone is starring as Utah's FBI veteran partner, who was originally played by Gary Busey in the original Point Break.
Point Break comes to theaters August 7th, »
The actor is in talks to play Bodhi in Alcon Entertainment’s reboot, which Lionsgate International represents outside the Us.
Warner Bros will distribute in the Us. »
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