Fans of surf action film POINT BREAK might be disappointed (or relieved) to hear that Keanu Reeves has said a firm ‘no‘ to any remake.
The MATRIX star recently confirmed his lack of interest in the project on BBC Radio 5 Live, saying, “Absolutely not. It’s not my place.”
Reeves plays an undercover FBI agent in the ’90s cult film, who infiltrates the surfing community to catch a gang of bank robbers. Patrick Swayze, Lori Petty and Gary Busey also star, while Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow directs. The film quickly garnered a large fan-base and a sequel was on the cards until Swayze’s death from pancreatic cancer in 2009. Alcon Entertainment picked up the rights in 2011. FAST AND FURIOUS cinematographer Ericson Core will helm the project.
Producer Andrew Kosove recently said it’s not a literal remake of the original, like the 2011 update of 1984′s FOOTLOOSE. Instead the new version will have “elements of the original and it’s not just surfing. It’s other kinds of extreme sports, but surfing is very, very prominent in the story.”
Whether this will soothe fans worried about wrecking the original remains to be seen. It doesn’t sound like Reeves is too convinced. “Is it a good thing? I don’t know,” he added, before joking that certain films such as THE WIZARD OF OZ and APOCALYPSE NOW should be exempt from remakes.
A good point from Reeves? Or is any film fair game?
Reeves’ new feature 47 RONIN is currently in cinemas.
Source: BBC; Indiewire