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Now Point Break gets a sequel

PointBreak.jpgPointless sequel time again. This time it is Point Break getting the second film treatment. Honestly, leave well enough alone! Jan De Bont is to direct the sequel, lucky him.

The sequel is to be called Point Break: Indo, says The Hollywood Reporter. The first one saw Keanu Reeves play an FBI agent, who infiltrates a group of surfers (lead by Patrick Swayze) suspected of being bank robbers.

No concrete word on the plot of the sequel yet, but it is to be written by W. Peter Iliff. He wrote the original which was directed by Kathryn Bigelow. I was a big fan of the original, but I don't have an appetite for a sequel at all. The one good thing is that it is the same writer, other than that I don't have high hopes. God forbid we should put the remakes on hold, and make an original film.


The plot may go something like this:

When Billy Dalton, military special ops and star surfer, is disqualified from the pro-surfing tour, he takes off for the coast of Bali looking for the perfect wave. While there he’s recruited by a private security force who are trying to find a gang known as The Bush Administration, surfing outlaws and modern day pirates who work like “The Ex-Presidents,” a bank robbing crew from Malibu twenty years ago.

That comes from IESB through AICN. I remain unconvinced, what about you?



Back in May of 2007 Peter Iliff said that he was in the process of writing the story - carried right here on Filmstalker and missed by the other sites - I guess it's being proven now.

Surely it can't work though can it?

If Anthony Kiedis reprises his role, anything can work, right?

Seriously, though, this sounds like a train wreck.

Total train wreck! You wonder where they dream up these remakes. Do studios put names of films from the last twenty years or so into a computer programme, and pick them out at random.

They probably do! I think it might be about looking back at the most popular rated shows of the time period that's currently in fashion.


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