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POINT BREAK 2 won’t catch waves anytime soon

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
September 10th, 2009

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Nicholas Angel, Danny Butterman and I all share a similar sadness right now. According to Moviehole, "as-good-as-official sources" have confirmed that the the sequel to POINT BREAK, titled POINT BREAK INDO, may have met a fate similar to Bodhi's and died in the the water.

There have been rumors surrounding the follow-up to the 1991 surfer/cop action flick for quite some time. At one point, the sequel had director Jan De Bont (SPEED) filling in for POINT BREAK's director, Kathryn Bigelow (THE HURT LOCKER). Then director Jeff Wadlow (NEVER BACK DOWN) was brought in to helm the film, which looked to have a totally new cast and be unconnected to the original. According to actress Lori Petty (Tyler from the original), she was never contacted about a sequel, but says she would love to be included if one ever occurred. She also added that she thought it "ridiculous" not to pay respect to the first film by acknowledging the new one as a sequel.

"How can do they do a sequel and not put me, Keanu [Reeves] or Patrick [Swayze] in it?" Petty posed to Moviehole. "I mean, even a cameo - like a Where's Waldo kind of thing... [we could be] in the background somewhere. It would've sold like ten million dollars more tickets!"

It would seem that she may not have to worry about this for quite some time, if ever, as the film seems to be put on hold at this point. Whether that is indefinite or not is unknown at the time. IMDb lists the film as in pre-production, and has a cast listing, so it looks as if the film was actually paddling out to catch a big wave moving forward. Parties involved with the POINT BREAK 2, including Wadlow, could not be reached for comment.

I shall roll on the ground, firing my gun into the air, tonight out of respect to this great cinematic loss.

And if you have never seen POINT BREAK, inform me of this so that we may set up a special screening for you as soon as possible. I once did so in college for a friend that had never seen this master piece of filmmaking. I rented a projector, strung up a sheet and we watched as Johnny Utah and Bodhi bonded at 50,000 feet, as they high-fived while sky diving. Bonded just as we did that memorable night.

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