Even if you don’t remember the first Point Break film starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze from 1991, don’t worry! Warner Bros are distributing a brand new stunt-filled version for this generation.
As with the original, the film tells of an FBI agent Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrating a gang of extreme sports athletes who he thinks are behind a series of heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes.
Renowned extreme athletes participated in the Point Break production in multiple capacities, many of them performing stunts or serving as stunt coordinators and technical advisors.
They include surfers Laird Hamilton, Sebastian Zietz, Makuakai Rothman, Billy Kemper, Brian Keaulana, Ahanu Tson-dru, Ian Walsh, Laurence “Laurie” Towner, Dylan Longbottom, Albee Layer, Bruce Irons, Tikanui Smith, Tuhiti Humani, Mark Healy and Raimana Van Bastolear; snowboarders Xavier De Le Rue, Iouri Podladtchikov, Louie Vito, Christian Haller, Lucas DeBari, Ralph Backstrom and Mitch Toelderer; skateboarders Bob Burnquist and Eric Koston; motorcyclists Riley Harper and Oakley Lehman; wingsuit stunt pilots Jon Devore, Julian Boulle, Noah Bahnson, Jhonathan Florez, Michael Swanson and Jeb Corliss; and free climber Chris Sharma, among others.
Check out the fascinating featurette on the making of a dangerous wingsuit jump in New Zealand: