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Warner Bros.' Point Break remake, arriving this Christmas, takes the same premise of the original classic, featuring an FBI agent going undercover to infiltrate a highly-trained group of thieves. However, instead of the surfing world, the criminals in this remake are all extreme sports athletes, ranging from snowboarding, rock climbing, big wave surfing and much more. Today, Warner Bros. has released a new preview which examines one of these extreme sports, motocross.
Director Ericson Core explains that the motocross sequences were shot in Swingarm City, Utah, which he describes as "the Holy Grail of American motocross riding." We also hear from star Luke Bracey, who plays Johnny Utah in the remake, and actual motocross racer Steve Haughelstine, who explains that no one had ever ridden these "spines" before, and that the racers were getting dangerously close to the cameras during production. This motocross sequence in the film is part »
British action star Jason Statham has signed on to star in a new action thriller from writer Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Total Recall, Point Break), which is centered around an Ex-Pat Brit in Hong Kong who goes on the run with a high-level female Chinese agent to solve a kidnapping with global implications.
“Jason and I both have been wanting to work with Kurt for a long time,” states producer Steven Chasman. “He has such an incredible vision for this film that this collaboration is particularly exciting for us. The narrative Kurt creates is incredibly rich and while our story is rooted in adventure, it is also very much character driven. We couldn’t be more fortunate to be working with him, as well as our new partners from Road Pictures, Gongming Cai and Julien Favre, who really comprehend the global potential for the film.”
This is a perfect vehicle for »
- Gary Collinson
Jason Statham is one of the more consistent and prolific action stars working in Hollywood today, with many entries in the genre under his belt. As such, it makes sense that he's now been cast to play the lead in a Hong Kong action movie, written by Kurt Wimmer, which is as yet untitled.
Hong Kong action movies tend to be quite stunt-intensive, with a general inclination to do things practically (though to a lesser extent in recent years). Jason Statham is a very logical choice for this kind of filmmaking, since he has Mixed Martial Arts training, and a lot of action experience, preferring to do as many stunts as possible himself. Obviously, some are going to be too difficult or too dangerous for the star to do them all himself, so he's worked with numerous stuntmen over his career, who he has tremendous respect for.
The Wrap describes »
Ambitious Chinese studio Road Pictures has launched a $50 million production fund that it will use to seed a slate of Hollywood-China co-venture movies.
“The concept behind ‘Us 66’ was to have Chinese and American protagonists who are of equal value,” said Cai Gongming, Road Pictures’ founder. “It will be a real physical and verbal culture clash, predominantly shot in English, except those parts of the story where Chinese is more appropriate.”
Casting of an American-Chinese actor is currently under way.
The story involves the spoiled son of a Chinese billionaire who breaks from a vacation with his father to indulge in a rather wild road trip with the former Navy Seal who is supposed to be his bodyguard.
“Us 66” will be »
- Patrick Frater
Jason Statham, star of Spy, Furious 7 and all-round action stalwart, has agreed to topline Sj Pictures and Road Pictures yet-to-be-titled kidnapping thriller, which will take place primarily in Hong Kong.
Details are thin on the ground regarding The Stath’s latest picture, though we understand that he’ll headline the actioner as a British expatriate living in the Chinese metropolis, who becomes embroiled in a sprawling kidnapping case and opts to make tail and go on the run with a skilled Chinese operative. No word yet on a director to take the reins on the nascent project, though Road Pictures’ Gongming Cai and Julien Favre – attached to produce the picture along with Steve Chasman – are evidently excited to work with a genre expert.
“This is a perfect vehicle for Jason Statham to conquer the Chinese market — he is a true global superstar who has such an authentic connection with audiences around the world, »
- Michael Briers
If you were afraid Jason Statham may not be kicking or punching an excessive amount of people in the future, you can put those fears to rest! This time around he'll be doing so under the guiding hand of Kurt Wimmer. You may remember his kick-ass film debut, Equilibrium, as well as his horrid sophomore effort, Ultraviolet. Wimmer has stuck to writing screenplays since, having penned the Point Break reboot, but... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Jason Statham will star in an untitled action-thriller set in Hong Kong with shooting taking place in fall 2016.
The project is a production between Jason Statham, Steven Chasman’s Sj Pictures and China-based Road Pictures. Written by Kurt Wimmer, the movie is centered around an expatriate Brit in Hong Kong who goes on the run with a high-level female Chinese agent to solve a kidnapping with global implications.
Producers are Chasman along with Gongming Cai and Julien Favre of Road Pictures. The film will shoot in China and in Europe.
The news was announced Thursday during the American Film Market.
“Jason and I both have been wanting to work with Kurt for a long time,” Chasman said. “He has such an incredible vision for this film that this collaboration is particularly exciting for us. »
- Dave McNary
Jason Statham has signed on to star in a new, untitled action-thriller written by Kurt Wimmer (“Salt”) that will be a co-production between Statham and Steve Chasman’s Sj Pictures and China-based Road Pictures, it was announced Friday. Statham will play an ex-pat Brit living in Hong Kong who goes on the run with a high-level female Chinese agent to solve a kidnapping with global implications. Chasman (“The Bank Job”) will produce the movie with Gongming Cai and Julien Favre of Road Pictures, the Beijing-headquartered global media group. Production will begin next fall in China and Europe. Also Read: Jason Statham to Star. »
- Jeff Sneider
Wimmer, whose screenplay credits include Salt and the upcoming Salt 2 and Point Break, wrote and will direct the project about an ex-pat in Hong Kong who goes on the run with a high-level female Chinese agent to solve a kidnapping with global implications.
Chasman will produce with Gongming Cai and Julien Favre of Beijing-based Road Pictures.
Principal photography is set to start in autumn 2016 in China and in Europe.
“Jason and I both have been wanting to work with Kurt for a long time,” said Chasman. “He has such an incredible vision for this film that this collaboration is particularly exciting for us.
“The narrative Kurt creates is incredibly rich and while our story is rooted in adventure, it is also very much character-driven. We couldn »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
After a year playing comedic foil and villain, master head-butter Jason Statham is returning to the role of action hero, and has signed on to play the lead in an upcoming, still-untitled action thriller written by Kurt Wimmer, set to begin filming in fall 2016. The film will see Statham as an ex-pat Brit living in Hong Kong, who winds up going on the run with a high-level Chinese intelligence agent in order to solve a kidnapping that has potentially global implications… »
China has approved a new December 3rd release date for the upcoming remake of "Point Break" - a full three weeks before it opens in the United States. The move is thought to be due to the film having the backing of Chinese investor Dmg Entertainment.
This will be the final opening of a U.S. film this year in China, following the launches of "The Martian" and "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" in the week before. Only 34 U.S. films are allowed to be released annually in China.
Ericson Core directed from Kurt Wimmer's script while Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey take on the roles of Bodhi and Johnny Utah respectively in this more extreme sports interpretation of Kathryn Bigelow's iconic 1991 original.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
China has approved a Dec. 3 release date for the “Point Break” remake — an unprecedented three weeks before its U.S. opening.
The date will mark the final opening of a U.S. film this year in China, following a Nov. 25 launch for “The Martian” and a Dec. 1 debut for “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” Chinese regulators currently allow 34 U.S. films to be released annually.
“Point Break” has a Chinese investor, Dmg Entertainment. Alcon Entertainment began developing the project in 2011, when it acquired rights to the 1991 film property with plans to set the reboot in the world of extreme sports.
- Dave McNary
Just a few weeks after John Wick director David Leitch was confirmed to direct Charlize Theron in The Coldest City, the spy thriller has secured another co-star. Variety reports that James McAvoy has come aboard to star in an unspecified role. This news comes just after the actor replaced Joaquin Phoenix in an Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Movie, but that project is said to go into production after The Coldest City.
The Coldest City centers on an MI6 spy who is found dead on the eve of the Berlin Wall coming down. Charlize Theron star as "super spy" Lorraine Broughton, who is tasked with finding the list this covert agent was trying to smuggle into West Berlin, which contains the names of every espionage agent working undercover in Berlin. This assignment takes her into the underground world of counter-intelligence, risking her own life to save the lives of the British agents, »
Unless you're Meryl Streep or Jennifer Lawrence, there aren't a lot of great roles for women in Hollywood. This isn't brand new information, and lately a number of actresses have spoken out about the problem.
As if that wasn't enough, many of cinema's most iconic heroines - the roles that we hold up as evidence to the contrary - were actually written with men in mind, before an enterprising actress or director stepped in to flip the script. And so, in honour of our favourite leading lady Sigourney Weaver turning 66, here are six times that approach paid off...
Catchily titled The Far-Reaching Philosophy of Edwin A Salt, Kurt Wimmer's initial draft of the spy thriller featured a male lead whom Tom Cruise almost played, until he passed because it felt too close to his Mission: Impossible role. The script was then rewritten after studio exec Amy Pascal »
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "Point Break" remake, starring Edgar Ramirez (The Bourne Ultimatum) as Bodhi (played by Patrick Swayze in the original) and Luke Bracey (GI Joe: Retaliation) as Johnny Utah (played by Keanu Reeves in the original). Check it out below. Plot: A young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string of staggering crimes that kill innocent people and send the world's economy into a tailspin. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the callous architects of these inconceivable crimes. The new movie is directed by Ericson Core (Invincible) from a script by Kurt Wimmer (Law Abiding Citizen). It co-stars Ray Winston (playing Gary Busey's role from the original) and is set to hit theaters on December 25th. »
Following the first trailer from May and an action-packed preview released last week, Warner Bros. has debuted the second full trailer for their Point Break remake, arriving in theaters Christmas Day. Edgar Ramirez stars as the enigmatic Bodhi, who leads a group of thieves that have a far different agenda than most criminals. Luke Bracey plays FBI agent Johnny Utah, who infiltrates Bodhi's group and learns about their path to enlightenment.
You may recall that the first Point Break poster revealed a group of skydivers watching a huge pallet full of money plummet to the ground. We get to see how this scene unfolds in the new footage, which reveals that Bodhi and his crew need to "give more than they take," as he dumps millions of dollars on an unsuspecting village. In addition to the trailer, we also have even more posters which showcase some of the extreme sports in the remake. »
You might have seen the latest featurette on the real world surfing stunts pulled off for the new version of Point Break on the site a couple of days ago. Here’s the new trailer looking to convince you to give the remake a shot. Luke Bracey takes over the role originated by Keanu Reeves, that of young FBI agent Johnny Utah sent undercover with a roving group of criminals (this time their interests are expanded to a larger number of extreme sports) who are pulling off daring heists that push their skills to the limit. He meets the charismatic leader, Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez, replacing Patrick Swayze) and soon learns that getting too close could compromise his legal duty.This time around, the script – written by Kurt Wimmer – aims to give the thieves more story to go along with their expanded repertoire, following a mystical path to enlightenment and using »
...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 athletes performing stunts in the film include surfers Makua Rothman, Billy Kemper, Brian Keaulana and Ahanu Tson-dru; snowboarders Lucas DeBari, Ralph Backstrom, Mitch Toelderer, Mike Basich and Xavier De »
- Michael Stevens
Ever since the Point Break remake was announced, we learned that this new version of Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 classic will still feature Johnny Utah and Bodhi, only this time the story will be set within the world of extreme sports, not just surfing. The first poster released back in May featured a skydiver chasing after a huge pile of money, but today, Warner Bros. released a new one-sheet that brings the remake back to its roots, showcasing the new Utah (Luke Bracey) and Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez) riding a massive wave. The original poster came just one day before the first trailer arrived, so that could mean the second trailer is just around the corner.
In the fast-paced, high-adrenaline Point Break, a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes - led by the charismatic Bodhi (Édgar Ramírez). The athletes are suspected of »
From big blockbusters to small independent films, here are the movies I.m dying to see this Fall. (Official synopsis provided by studios)
September 18 (Friday)
About Ray When a young woman (Elle Fanning) decides to transition from female to male, her announcement is met with both opposition and support from her mother (Naomi Watts) and her lesbian grandmother (Susan Sarandon).
Black Mass In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. -- (C) Warner Bros
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