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Um... Gerard Butler Could Be In The 'Point Break' Remake

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Gerard Butler is in talks to play Bodhi in the 'Point Break' remake (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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First of all, we may all very well agree that Point Break, a masterpiece, doesn't need a remake. However, it's in the works, and Gerard Butler is in "final negotiations" to play the role of Bodhi in the new movie, according to Hollywood Reporter

Yes, Butler, the beefy 300 star who turned around to star opposite Jennifer Aniston in rom-com The Bounty Hunter. That one. If plans go through, he will be in the re-envisioned surfer-criminal-meets-FBI-Informant 1991 film. It has become a cult classic over the years, even spawning Point Break LIVE!, a live-reading performance of the film. Butler would take over Patrick Swayze's original role as the extreme-sports surfer dude who bonds with Johnny Utah, a role previously portrayed by Keanu Reeves.

The difference in this remake, written by Kurt Wimmer, is that this new version will take place in the world of extreme sports versus the original California surfing world. Ericson Core will be directing this remake, who directed 2006's Invincible, starring Mark Wahlberg and also served as the cinematographer for The Fast & the Furious and Daredevil.

We might approve of this remake only if Keanu Reeves could reprise his role as Johnny Utah. We can dream. Now for your viewing pleasure, let's revisit one of the most amusing scenes from the film: