Thursday, April 11, 2013

Surf's Up For "Point Break"

Ericson Core ("Invincible") will direct the feature film remake of the 1991 action-thriller "Point Break" for Alcon Entertainment, according to Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

Kosove and Johnson will produce with Michael DeLuca, 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.

The new version of the film is set in the world of international extreme sports, and like the original involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring. The filmmakers are keeping other plot points under wraps.

Known for his cinematography work on "The Fast and the Furious" for Universal Pictures and "Daredevil" for 20th Century Fox, Core made his directorial debut with Disney’s "Invincible".

The Kathryn Bigelow-directed "Point Break" was produced by Largo Entertainment and released by Fox.

Principal photography is set to begin at the end of the year,with Alcon releasing through its output deal with Warner Bros.

Alcon principals Kosove and Johnson secured rights to the project from RGM Media, John McMurrick and Chris Taylor in 2011. In addition to the feature rights, Alcon has also secured television and gaming rights to "Point Break".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek the original "Point Break"...