POINT BREAK Remake Lands Director

Another unwanted remake moves forward.

Director Ericson Core has been tapped to take the directing reigns of Alcon Entertainment’s long-in-development remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 action-thriller ‘Point Break.’

The new version of the film is set in the world of international extreme sports, and like the original, starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring. The filmmakers are keeping other plot points under wraps.

Known for his cinematography work on the box office success ‘The Fast and the Furious’ and ‘Daredevil,’ Core made his directorial debut with Disney’s ‘Invincible’ starring Mark Wahlberg.

Alcon Entertainment’s co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce along with Michael DeLuca, John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer, who also wrote the screenplay. Principal photography is set to begin at the end of the year.