THR is reporting this morning that 300 star Gerard Butler is currently in final negotiations to join the reboot of the 1991 action-heist film Point Break. If he signs, Butler would be playing the role of Bodhi (originally portrayed by the late Patrick Swayze).
Planned for production in summer 2014, the new version of Point Break will be helmed by Fast and The Furious cinematographer Ericson Core. The Kurt Wimmer script takes the tale from the Southern California surf scene to the international extreme sports arena, with the character of Bodhi being described as an expert extreme-sports athlete who seeks nirvana through the conquest of a series of athletic feats such as surfing 100-foot waves. He saves an undercover FBI agent named Johnny Utah, and not long after the two find themselves in a world of trouble.
The part of Johnny Utah has not been cast. Comment below and let us know who you would choose for the role.
Point Break is the third film Gerard Butler has on his schedule for 2014. He will first shoot Liongate’s Gods of Egypt in March, and later will close out the year with London Is Falling, the sequel to 2012’s inexplicable hit Olympus Has Fallen.
We will bring you more developments on the Point Break reboot as production gets underway. Follow UTG on Twitter to ensure you never miss another entertainment headline.