Variety.com reported testerday that Alcon Entertainment has secured the rights to 1991’s “Point Break” from RGM Media, and would be developing a remake of the film.
For anyone out there who still wonders why the Cineplex is cursed with so many remakes, that sentence should be informative. None of the creative talents involved initiated this. A company bought the rights from another company… neither of whom I’D ever heard of before, and now a remake is on its way.
I would turn this into a rant, but Hollywood is beating me down. I have no will left to fight. In between this News post and my last I even heard about a Beetlejuice remake that I couldn’t muster up the will to mention. I think it’s telling that my intention behind this series was to post the news I wanted to share and discuss with folks – I know this can never be a news blog – and yet, the only news that Hollywood seems to be churning out that’s discussion worthy is “We’re remaking this, we’re remaking that”
But this News IS News Worth Sharing because my friends and I hold this movie in a place of great esteem as one of the great Cheese flicks of all time. Aside from the ridiculousness of Johnny Utah being paid to learn to surf, and the prominent role of “The Poor Man’s Nick Nolte” (thanks Jeff) Gary Busey, the movie also revolves around a repressed homosexual romance more than any film shy of “Interview with the Vampire”. It’s ludicrous from A-Z and loaded with top notch action sequences. What’s not to love?
I only hope that none of the original cast legitimize this movie with any cameos or direct involvement. I think its a safe bet that Kathryn Bigelow won’t be involved. LOL.
What do you think?