Gerard Butler to star in Point Break remake?

The long-rumoured Point Break remake looks to be moving forward, with Heat Vision reporting that Gerard Butler is in discussions to star in the project.

The report claims that Butler is in discussions to play adrenaline junkie / bank robber, Bodhi, the character played by Patrick Swayze in the original film.

According to the site, Butler’s version of the character will be, “an expert extreme sports athlete who also seeks to find nirvana through the conquest of a series of athletic feats.”

Scripted by Kurt Wimmer, the remake sounds pretty close to the original in terms of plot, with a young FBI agent set to infiltrate Bodhi’s extreme sports gang in order to crack their extra-curricular criminal activities...

Directed by Ericson Core, the project has yet to receive an official release date, but expect the wheels to begin turning should Butler officially sign on...