Financing and production company Alcon Entertainment is set to remake the classic 1991 action-thriller POINT BREAK as a feature film for release by Warner Bros, its home studio.
This was announced today by the film’s executive producer and rights holder RGM Media, a Singapore-based film and television production outfit.
Alcon principals Kosove and Johnson secured rights to the project the week of the original film’s 20th anniversary from RGM Media, John McMurrick and Chris Taylor. RGM Media’s Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick will serve as Executive Producers. Kosove and Johnson will produce, along with Michael DeLuca, John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer (“Salt,” “Law Abiding Citizen,” upcoming “Total Recall”) who also wrote the screenplay.
“Securing this deal with Alcon is really great news for us. The combination of Alcon, Warner Bros and the first-class producers delivers the opportunity for this exhilarating story to be told and seen
worldwide.” says Devesh Chetty.
The film is being fast tracked, with the filmmakers set to take the project out to directors soon.
The new version is set in the world of international extreme sports, and like the original involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring, but plot points beyond that have not been revealed by the
State Johnson and Kosove: “Who didn’t love this movie for pure heart-pounding action and thrills? We honor the Kathryn Bigelow original, and Kurt’s take on our version infuses the story and characters with new twists and settings.”
The original film, directed by Bigelow and starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze and Gary Busey, was produced by Largo Entertainment and released by Fox. The film went on to become an instant classic and
remains beloved by the youth culture around the world.