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Yes, The 'Point Break' Remake Is Happening & It Now Has A Director

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2013 10:24 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Remember a couple of years back when it was announced that Alcon Entertainment was going to remake "Point Break" and we all rolled our eyes and groaned and pretended it would go away? Well, it's back, it's happening and it now has a director.

Angelina Jolie Has Apparently Turned Down Kurt Wimmer's First Stab At 'Salt 2'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 5, 2012 9:37 AM
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  • 17 Comments
Angelina Jolie is hardly prolific when it comes to churning out movies of late, and even less prolific when it comes to churning out good ones. When she does appear in movies she does so as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, and as a result she's likely one of the most in-demand actresses around which suggests she must be very selective. But that just makes it all the more confusing when she picks some of the projects she does. Aside from voicing a tiger in the two "Kung Fu Panda" movies, the past five years has seen Jolie make six movies. Two were quite good ("A Mighty Heart," "Changeling"), two were not ("Beowulf," "The Tourist") and two were disappointing action movies ("Wanted," "Salt").

Well, Of Course Alcon Entertainment Is Remaking 'Point Break'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2011 12:43 PM
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  • 8 Comments
Let's be honest: we knew this day was coming. Let's not try and mount some kind of moral outrage about it. When superhero franchises can be totally rebooted five years after the last entry, anything is up for grabs, and any popular film that still isn't a viable franchise (see: "Die Hard," where Bruce Willis is still mobile enough for a fifth installment) will have the remake vultures circling. But yes. "Point Break" is heading for a remake.

The 'Salt' Sequel You Didn't Know You Wanted Is Happening, Kurt Wimmer Hired To Write The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2011 10:24 AM
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  • 14 Comments
In the era of no-original-ideas Hollywood, even studio suits have to admit that rolling the dice on a "Salt" sequel seems a bit ludicrous. The Angelina Jolie spy film seems impressive when you look at the numbers -- just under $300 million worldwide -- but when you break it down, it looks less enticing. The film brought in $118 million domestic, just a shade over it's $110 million budget. Overseas, the film fared better with a $175 million haul. But is anyone really asking for a sequel? The film is all but a distant memory and that other Angelina Jolie spy movie from last year, "The Tourist," was met with even worse reviews than "Salt" and with both films opening at number two on their respective box office weekends, is banking on another big budget Angelina Jolie movie really the smart play here?

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