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Point Break Remake Featurette Shows Off Epic Motocross Stunts

By Brian Gallagher — November 20th, 2015

Warner Bros.' Point Break remake, arriving this Christmas, takes the same premise of the original classic, featuring an FBI agent going undercover to infiltrate a highly-trained group of thieves. However, instead of the surfing world, the criminals in this remake are all extreme sports athletes, ranging from snowboarding, rock climbing, big wave surfing and much more. Today, Warner Bros. has released a new preview which examines one of these extreme sports, motocross.

Director Ericson Core explains that the motocross sequences were shot in Swingarm City, Utah, which he describes as "the Holy Grail of American motocross riding." We also hear from star Luke Bracey, who plays Johnny Utah in the remake, and actual motocross racer Steve Haughelstine, who explains that no one had ever ridden these "spines" before, and that the racers were getting dangerously close to the cameras during production. This motocross sequence in the film is part of the Ozaki 8, a series of extreme sports challenges that Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez) and his crew are trying to accomplish.

In Alcon Entertainment's fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller Point Break, a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes - led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes. The film also stars Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer and Delroy Lindo, under the direction of Ericson Core (Invincible).

The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by elite athletes representing the world's best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling. Renowned extreme athletes performing stunts in the film include surfers Laird Hamilton, Sebastian Zietz, Makua Rothman, Billy Kemper, Brian Keaulana, Ahanu Tson-dru, Ian Walsh, Laurie Towner, Dylan Longbottom, Albee Layer, Bruce Irons, Tikanui Smith and Tuhiti Humani; snowboarders Xavier De Le Rue, Louis Vito, Christian Haller, Lucas DeBari and Ralph Backstrom; skateboarders Bob Burnquist and Eric Koston; motorcyclists Riley Harper and Oakley Lehman; wingsuit stunt pilots Jon Devore, Julian Boulle, Noah Bahnson, Jhonathan Florez and Mike Swanson, and consultant Jeb Corliss; and free climber Chris Sharma, among others. Making cameos in the film are DJs Steve Aoki, Seth Troxler and The Art Department, as well as sports commentator and TV host Sal Masekela.

Ericson Core directs from a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Law Abiding Citizen). Alcon principals Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove serve as producers, along with John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer. Point Break, inspired by the classic 1991 hit starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, is scheduled for release in 3D and 2D in select theaters on December 25, going up against Concussion, Joy and Daddy's Home. Take a look at this new preview to explore the motocross stunts in Point Break.

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