Filmmaker Ericson Core doesn’t want you to think of his Point Break as a remake, but instead as a ‘reimagining’. The new film takes the basic ingredients of Kathryn Bigelow’s ninety’s classic (an undercover FBI agent, athletes-turned-criminals, a budding bromance) – and spins them onto a global scale with more extreme stunts than you can possibly count. Dirt biking, paragliding, snow-boarding, wing-suit flying, free-style rock climbing – locations shift from the United States to Italy to Switzerland to France to Tahiti to Venezuela and back. There’s still the same thematic through-line though, the same questions of loyalty to one’s job versus his own friends, the same free-spirited anti-establishment rhetoric butting up against ‘The Man’ – all to see which will bend first. Suffice to say, Point Break is still Point Break at its core. At the end of the day, it still all comes down to catching that one big wave, man.
In the following interview with Ericson Core and technical advisor Jeb Corliss, the duo discusses how they would fare rock-climbing, and why Point Break (2015) isn’t a remake. For the full interview, watch below.
Ericson Core & Jeb Corliss:
- How would Core & Corliss fare rock climbing in Angel Falls (the world’s tallest waterfall)?
- On the dueling moral philosophies of the film.
- On their favorite remakes.
- On the most memorable moment from shooting.
Here’s the official synopsis for Point Break:
In Alcon Entertainment’s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller “Point Break,” a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string of staggering crimes that kill innocent people and send the world’s economy into a tailspin.
Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the callous architects of these inconceivable crimes.
The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by extreme athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.