Alcon Entertainmentâ€™saction-thriller â€œPoint Break,â€ starring Ã‰dgar RamÃrez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer and Delroy Lindo, begins principal photography today, it was announced by Alcon principals Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
The production will film on four continents, including North America, Europe, South America and Asia, and features stunts performed by the worldâ€™s top extreme sports athletes, as opposed to stunt performers. Locations set for filming include Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Venezuela, French Polynesia, India and the United States. Alcon will release through its output deal with Warner Bros. Pictures.
Ericson Core (â€œInvincibleâ€) is directing from KurtWimmerâ€™s (â€œSalt,â€ â€œLaw Abiding Citizenâ€) screenplay. RamÃrez(â€œZero Dark Thirty,â€ â€œChe: Part Oneâ€) stars as Bodhi and Bracey (â€œG.I. Joe: Retaliation,â€ upcoming â€œThe Best of Meâ€) will portray Johnny Utah.
In â€œPoint Break,â€ a young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove they are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the worldâ€™s financial markets.
The film marks an extraordinarily ambitious shooting schedule involving some of the most daring stunts ever committed to film. Extreme sports featured include surfing 70-foot waves, snowboarding, wingsuit flying, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycle stunts.
Johnson and Kosove are producing, along with JohnBaldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer. Studio Babelsbergwill also co-produce. RGM Media principal Devesh Chetty andinvestor John McMurrick, Chairman of Marloss Entertainment,will serve as executive producers.
Renowned extreme athletes performing stunts in the film include surfers Makua Rothman, Billy Kemper, Brian Keaulanaand Ahanu Tson-dru; snowboarders Lucas DeBari, RalphBackstrom, Mitch Toelderer, Mike Basich and Xavier De La Rue; motorcyclists Riley Harper and Oakley Lehman; wingsuitstunt pilots Jeb Corliss, Jon Devore, Julian Boulle, NoahBahnson and Mike Swanson; and free climber Chris Sharma, among others.
Director Ericson Core, who served as director of photography on such films as â€œThe Fast and the Furious,â€ will also serve as director of photography. Other behind-the-scene team members include Oscar-winning editor Thom Noble (â€œThelma & Louise,â€ â€œWitnessâ€), production designer UdoKramer (â€œNorth Face,â€ â€œThe Physicianâ€) and Oscar-nominatedcostume designer Lisy Christl (â€œAnonymous,â€ â€œWhite House Downâ€).
â€œPoint Breakâ€ is inspired by the classic 1991 hit starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. It is scheduled for release on August 7, 2015, and will be distributed in North America and in select territories around the world by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.