Point Break 2 in the works


Dude, like we should totally make a sequel to the Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves surfing-heist flick.? That would be so wickedly gnarly.

And there you have it folks.? Everbody’s favorite guilty pleasure is getting the sequel treatment.? Afterall there’s nothing better than surfers robbing banks dressed up like dead Prez’s.? Plus it’s gotten Keanu Reeves when he was still operating in wooden actor mode.

Not sure we really need a sequel to this gem of a flick, so thoroughly praised by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg in Hot Fuzz, but we’re going to get one anyway.? A sequel for this flick is like making a sequel to Road House, sure you can make one but it just doesn’t make sense on any level.

Shooting is going to begin around Mid 2008 in Southeast Asia and the film will be written and directed by original scribe Peter Iliff.

Point Break 2 picks up from where the original film left off more than 15 years ago. The story will revolve around an ex-professional surfer who enlists in the US Navy and is recruited to track down a criminal gang based in Southeast Asia. The audience will also discover the fate of Bodhi (Patrick Swayze), the surfers’ charismatic leader who was swallowed by a giant killer wave in the final scene of Point Break. Did he really die?

The follow-up is budgeted at $20-30 million.

“I wrote ‘Point Break’ in 1987 when I was still a struggling writer waiting at tables in Malibu,” Iliff said earlier this year, “‘Point Break’ was the turning point and it made my screen writing career. 20 years later, I’m thrilled to have been given the opportunity by RGM Entertainment to write the sequel and to make my directorial debut with ‘Point Break 2.'”

No word in Keanu will appear, and it’s doubtful that he will.? The above quotes seem to indicate that Bodhi will make an appearance and let’s start the rumors up.? Is Bodhi the leader of the gang in Southeast Asia?? We can only hope so dude.

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