Cannes 2008: Point Breaking News - A Sequel in the Works

Director de Bont set for surf sequel.

by | May 15, 2008 | Comments

Following the announcement, a full year ago, that an Asian-themed sequel to 1991 action flick Point Break was in the works, news coming out of Cannes today suggests the film now has a director and title.

According to Variety, Jan de Bont (Speed, Twister) will be on helming duties, while the film will be called Point Break Indo, to fit in with the film’s Southeast Asian setting.

Producers RGM Entertainment also announced that “several major stars” had been approached to appear, although there was no word if original stars Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves would return.

“This is exactly the kind of movie RGM was set up to produce: Asian-themed stories for a global market that will get a North American theatrical release,” executive producer Devesh Chetty said. “The global interest in Asia and the taste for extreme sports are both growing, and Jan de Bont is going to deliver some action that will be very different to what has been seen before.”

Point Break Indo is set to shoot in Southeast Asia this autumn.