Point Break to be remade... and fans aren't happy

The Fast and the Furious cinematographer will re-direct Kathryn Bigelow's action classic

The mooted remake of classic 90s action film 'Point Break' is now in the works.

Director Ericson Core, formerly a cinematographer on the likes of 'The Fast and the Furious' - and who made his directorial debut with American football drama 'Invincible' in 2006 - will helm.

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Point Break... to be remade (Copyright: Rex)

Kurt Wimmer, the writer behind films including 'Salt' with Angelina Jolie and last year's remake of 'Total Recall' with Colin Farrell has penned the new script.

The new version will be less surfing and sky diving-based, instead broadening the action to 'international extreme sports', but the FBI infiltration of a criminal gang will still be central to the plot.

The rights for the film were bought back in 2011, but for many, the news that it is now going ahead will not necessarily be welcome.

Reaction on twitter from film fans has been less than enthusiastic.

Empire Magazine described the film as a "soon-to-be-dropkicked dog". Another fan said: "There's already a brilliant film called Point Break. Point Break." A taster of the online reaction below...















And so it goes on...

The original film, released in 1991, was the breakthrough project for 'Zero Dark Thirty' director Kathryn Bigelow.

Bigelow has since gone on to become one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood, following Oscar wins for 'The Hurt Locker'.

No word yet on casting for the remake.

It originally starred Keanu Reeves and Gary Busey as FBI agents going undercover in a surf gang led by Patrick Swayze, which were suspected of also being a team of prolific bank robbers called The Ex-Presidents.