Monday, September 12, 2011

Alcon Dives Into "Point Break"

Alcon Entertainment report they are fast-tracking a remake, including all television and video gaming rights, of director Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 action thriller "Point Break" for a release through Warner Bros.

According to producers, the new version will be set in the world of international extreme sports, involving an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring.

In the original Largo Entertainment feature, the "Point Break" film title refers to the surfing term 'point break,' where a wave breaks as it hits a point of land jutting out from the coastline :

"...'Johnny Utah' is a rookie FBI Agent and former Ohio State quarterback. He and his partner, 'Angelo Pappas' investigate a string of bank robberies by a gang known as the 'Ex-Presidents', disguised in rubber masks of former US Presidents Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter.

"Pursuing Pappas' theory that the criminals are surfers, Utah goes undercover to infiltrate the surfing community. Knowing nothing of the sport/lifestyle, Utah persuades orphan surfer girl 'Tyler Endicott' to teach him to surf.

Acting on a hunch, Utah develops a complex friendship with 'Bodhi', leader of a gang of surfers, that includes 'Roach', 'Grommet' and 'Nathaniel', who accept Utah when they realize he is a great athlete. As he masters the art of surfing, Utah finds himself increasingly drawn to the surfers adrenaline-charged lifestyle, Bodhi's philosophies and Tyler..."

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