Hot on the the heels of the Warner Bros. panel at CinemaCon come these first couple of images from the Point Break remake. Ericson Core (Invincible) is the director and cinematographer, with Luke Bracey as Johnny Utah (the Keanu role from last time) and Edgar Ramirez stepping into the Swayze-sized Bodhi wetsuit. We're told the agenda this time has broadened into more extreme sports than the original had, but for the time being the stills are keeping it familiar with a foot-chase and a surfboard.
Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer and Delroy Lindo are among the rest of the cast, working from the screenplay by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium). Point Break is currently in post-production having shot for four months last autumn in Austria, Switzerland, Mexico, Venezuela, Tahiti, Italy, Hawaii and the USA. It's out in the UK on January 8 next year."The Point Break reboot has gone for a portfolio of all-out adrenaline sports. Big wave riding, rock-climbing and dirt bikes were all present in the footage shown. However, the most impressive and quite likely the film’s major visual set piece is an incredible flight suit sequence that blows the one in Transformers 3 out of the sky. Four guys in said airborne attire hurtle over forests and fields before soaring through a deep gorge cut out of the mountain. It’s an eye-popping visual made all the more impressive by the fact that it’s not CG but rather an entirely practical sequence undertaken by a group of extreme sports all-stars, who were also present. With other feats including a mid-air heist involving skydivers stealing money from a plane mid-flight, there’s more than a hint of Fast & Furious in this Point Break’s DNA – ironic given that the first F&F was heavily inspired by Kathryn Bigelow’s original."