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Gerard Butler to star in 'Point Break' remake; fans think remake is a bad idea

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Gerard Butler is in "final negotiations" to star in a Warner Bros. Pictures remake of the 1991 action film "Point Break," according to an article published by The Hollywood Reporter on Jan. 8, 2014. If he does the movie, Butler will take on the role of outlaw surfer Bodhi, which was played by Patrick Swayze in the original "Point Break" movie.

In the original "Point Break," Bodhi saves undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah (played by Keanu Reeves) from drowning, and the two men strike up a friendship. The Johnny Utah role has not yet been cast in the "Point Break" remake, which is being directed by Ericson Core, written by Kurt Wimmer and produced by Alcon Entertainment. Kathryn Bigelow (who won an Oscar for 2009's "The Hurt Locker") directed the original "Point Break" movie.

The "Point Break" remake won't be the first time Butler stars in a movie that features a lot of surfing. He played real-life surfer Frosty Hesson in 2012's "Chasing Mavericks," which was a flop with critics and audiences.

Internet reactions to the "Point Break" remake have been mostly negative:

Here is a sampling of comments on Twitter:

"Why are they making a Point Break remake? #HonestQuestion"

"They are remaking Point Break? I hate Hollywood so much. There is only 1 Bodhi."

"Someone, please get Hollywood to stop. > Gerard Butler in Talks to Star in POINT BREAK Remake."

"This POINT BREAK remake idea? Absolutely awful. You don't mess with perfection."

"They're remaking Point Break. I know. Why would they remake Point Break? What's wrong with these people?"

"I demand that Hollywood cancel this 'Point Break' remake immediately."

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