Point Break Remake to Feature Stunts From Top Extreme Sports Athletes
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.20.2014
Some big names from the X-Sports world...
Alcon Entertainment has announced that Point Break begins production next month and will feature stunt work done by the world's top extreme sports athletes rather than stunt performers. Alcon heads Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson announced that the Ericson Core-directed film will include stunts from Makua Rothman, Billy Kemper, Brian Keaulana and Ahanu Tson-dru; snowboarders Lucas De Bari, Ralph Backstrom, Mitch Toelderer, Mike Basich and Xavier De La Rue; motorcyclists Riley Harper and Oakley Lehman; wingsuit stunt pilots Jeb Corliss, Jon Devore, Julian Boulle, Noah Bahson and Michael Swanson, and free climber Chris Sharma, among others.
The film is written by Kurt Wimmer based on the 1991 action-thriller and stars Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey as Bodhi and Johnny Utah. Set in the world of international heists and extreme sports, the story is about a young FBI agent (Bracey) who goes undercover to infiltrate a criminal gang suspected of committing unfathomably sophisticated heists all over the world. Extreme sports featured include surfing 70-foot waves, snowboarding, wingsuit flying, free rock climbing, and high speed motorcycle stunts.